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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."…
Nation Jul 25U.S. marijuana companies go public in Canada
PORTLAND, Ore. — Green Thumb Industries had a business plan, expertise and plenty of ambition to grow its marijuana business. What the Chicago-based company didn't have was access to enough capital to make it all happen.
Nation Jun 29Family separations push new protesters to join immigrant activists
Immigrants who have spent years fighting to change the country's immigration system are getting newfound support from liberal activists, moms and first-time protesters motivated by a visceral narrative: President Donald Trump's administration separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico…