Liam Moriarty has been covering news in the Pacific Northwest for more than 25 years. He's reported on a wide range of topics – including politics, the environment, business, social issues and more – for newspapers, magazines, public radio and digital platforms. Liam was JPR News Director from 2002 to 2005, reporting and producing the Jefferson Daily regional news magazine. After covering the environment in Seattle, then reporting on European issues from France, he returned to JPR in 2013 to cover the stories and issues that are important to the people of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Liam was promoted to JPR News Director on May 1, 2019.
People who escaped the Carr fire near Redding, Calif., are living with uncertainty. Some know they lost their homes, others know their homes are standing but don't know when they can go back.
UPDATE: THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 5:20 p.m. --- Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin has confirmed that ten people are dead and seven others were wounded in the...
High unemployment and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. Amid cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.