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Nation Aug 12States that had a grip on COVID now seeing cases surge
The COVID-19 surge that is sending hospitalizations to all-time highs in parts of the South is also clobbering states that were once seen as pandemic success stories.
Nation Jul 14Western fires threaten parched American Indian tribal lands
Fierce wildfires in the northwest are threatening American Indian tribal lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve traditional hunting grounds in the face of a Western drought.
Nation Jun 26Pacific Northwest swelters in historic heat wave
The heat was expected to break all-time records in cities and towns from eastern Washington state to Portland to southern Oregon, with temperatures in many areas expected to top out up to 30 degrees above normal. It’s a dangerous forecast…
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 Jan 25Portland, Oregon, mayor decries ongoing protest violence
The mayor, who was reelected in November, has been targeted before by left-wing demonstrators, including some who smashed windows and set fires inside his condo building.
Economy Dec 17States grapple with next steps on evictions as crisis grows
If Oregon extends its eviction moratorium next week, it would go further than a one-month extension of a federal eviction measure expected in a coronavirus relief package nearing consensus in Congress.
Nation Sep 12Better weather aids battle against deadly Western wildfires
Diminishing winds and rising humidity helped firefighters battling deadly blazes in Oregon and California, but with dozens of people still missing, authorities in both states feared that the receding flames could reveal many more dead across the blackened landscape.
Nation Sep 11Oregon orders 500,000 to evacuate ahead of historic wildfires
The number of people ordered to evacuate statewide because of fires rose to an estimated 500,000 — more than 10 percent of the state's 4.2 million people, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported late Thursday.
Nation Sep 09‘Unprecedented’ Pacific Northwest fires burn hundreds of homes
Firefighters in the Pacific Northwest are scrambling to keep up with multiple catastrophic fires in the region that have forced people to flee their homes and trapped firefighters and civilians.