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Nation Aug 17Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests
Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, in a situation the mayor termed “potentially dangerous and volatile.”…
Nation Jun 22Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout
The Oregon Capitol will be closed Saturday due to a “possible militia threat” from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation drags on.
Health Mar 08An unvaccinated Oregon boy almost died of tetanus, CDC says
The 2017 case is the first case of pediatric tetanus in Oregon in more than 30 years and alarmed infectious disease experts who said tetanus is almost unheard of in the U.S. since widespread immunization began in the 1940s.
Nation Jan 26Measles outbreak grows in northwest U.S., 31 cases reported
The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. “hot spot.”…
Nation Jan 17Government shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season
Firefighting training courses are being canceled from Tennessee to Oregon and controlled burns to thin dry vegetation aren't getting done.
Nation Dec 27How the global market for legal marijuana exploded in 2018
Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, conservative Utah and Oklahoma embraced medical marijuana, and the U.S. East Coast got its first commercial pot shops.
Nation Nov 14‘If seen, please have him call’; Many still missing amid California’s deadliest wildfire
Authorities on Tuesday reported six more fatalities from the Northern California blaze, bringing the total number of dead so far to 48. They haven't disclosed the total number still missing, but earlier in the week that figure was more than…
Nation Nov 13Crews search for wildfire victims in California as death toll climbs
More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42 -- making it the deadliest in state history -- as anxious relatives visited shelters and called police…
Nation Nov 10Death toll in California fire climbs to 23 as search goes on
Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on Sunday for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history.
Nation Nov 10Deadly fire leveled a California town in less than a day
And on Saturday, President Donald Trump threatened to withhold federal funding from California, claiming that its forest management is, "so poor."…