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Nation Jul 16Largest wildfire in Oregon expands further; new evacuations
Firefighters scrambled on Friday to control a raging inferno in southeastern Oregon that’s spreading miles a day in windy conditions, one of numerous conflagrations across the U.S. West that are straining resources.
Nation Jun 25Historic heat wave blasts Northwest America as wildfire risks soar
Seattle has only hit 100 F three times in recorded history, the National Weather Service said, and there was a chance it could eclipse the record of 103 F (39 C) on Monday.
Nation May 14Water crisis deepens on California-Oregon line
A severe drought is creating a water crisis not seen in more than a century for farmers and federally protected fish along the Oregon-California border.
Politics Mar 24Conservationists sue to save spotted owl logging protections
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the logging protections in the last days of the Trump administration amid praise from the timber industry, but President Joe Biden has delayed implementation of the new rules.
Education Mar 05Oregon governor ordering teachers to return to classroom
The state's coronavirus case numbers have fallen significantly and Oregon put teachers ahead of older residents in the line for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Health Mar 04Older adults left behind in desperate dash for vaccine shots
Nonprofits, churches and health care outreach workers are scrambling to to reach older people who are falling through the cracks before the nation's focus moves on and the competition for vaccines stiffens.
Nation Feb 17Snowstorm brings ‘most dangerous conditions’ seen by Oregon utility
Nearly 150,000 customers remained without power in and around Portland, Oregon, six days after a massive snow and ice storm swept into the Pacific Northwest, taking out hundreds of miles of power lines as ice-laden trees toppled.
Nation Nov 05Election demonstrators arrested in Seattle and Portland
More than a dozen people have been arrested in Seattle and Portland, Oregon after hundreds took to the streets to demand a full count of all presidential election votes.
Nation Oct 15Oakland, Portland sue over use of federal agents at protests
The lawsuit cites the deployment of U.S. agents to quell protests and also accuses the U.S. Marshals Service of acting unlawfully by deputizing dozens of local police officers as federal agents despite objections from city officials.
Nation Sep 30Portland asks U.S. to rescind deputization of city police
The mayor of Portland has asked the U.S. attorney's office to end the federal deputation of dozens of police officers in Oregon's largest city as part of the response to ongoing protests in the city.