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Airline travel and more disrupted by global tech outage; Nevada gets OK to sell federal public lands for affordable housing;Science Moms work to foster meaningful talks on climate change; Scientists reconsider net-zero pledges to reach climate goals.

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As Trump accepts nomination for President, delegates emphasize themes of unity and optimism envisioning 'new golden age.' But RNC convention was marked by strong opposition to LGBTQ rights, which both opened and closed the event.

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It's grass-cutting season and with it, rural lawn mower races, Montana's drive-thru blood project is easing shortages, rural Americans spend more on food when transportation costs are tallied, and a lack of good childcare is thwarting rural business owners.

Mason Kennedy


Mason graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication. He received degrees in Journalism and Cinema Studies. While at the UO he worked at the campus radio station as a producer, DJ and News Director. In and out of class he found a love for audio production and storytelling. Now he is using those skills and that passion as a reporter at the Public News Service. He works and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Languages Spoken: English


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Oregon seeks public comment on large-scale farming regulations

Oregonians have until July 22 to submit comments on the implementation of new environmental restrictions for the state's largest farms. When the …

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Portland area security guards, janitors sign new union contracts

Members of the Service Employees' International Union start this week in the Portland area with new contracts for their work. SEIU Local 49 members …

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Weather sparks rise in OR holiday weekend wildfire risk

Local fire crews across Oregon will be working to limit the number of manmade fires in the state on what looks to be the hottest weekend of the year s…

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