Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday announced a statewide two-week “freeze” which will limit restaurants and bars to take-out only and close gyms, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities during that period.
By Associated Press
Wildfires scorched millions of acres across the Western United States this past summer, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Jocksana Corona and her family were among them, after flames reached their Talent, Oregon, neighborhood. They have…
In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs.
By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
In the American West, there has been little relief from a record-breaking fire season that has burned more than 5 million acres. Maggie Mullen of the Mountain West News Bureau in Wyoming, Cassandra Profita of Oregon Public Broadcasting and Sharon…
By Claire Mufson
By Associated Press
Demand for firefighting resources has been high since mid-August, when fire officials bumped the national preparedness level to critical, meaning at least 80 percent of crews were already committed to fighting fires.
By Cat Wise, Leah Nagy
In Oregon, more than a million acres have burned already during this devastating early wildfire season -- twice the full-year average. Over 40,000 people have been forced to flee their homes, and at least 22 are missing. Air quality in…
As large parts of California and the Pacific Northwest are beset by wildfires, the issue of climate change has taken on prominence in the national political conversation. Scientists increasingly point to rising temperatures and extreme dryness as exacerbating wildfires, but…
Tens of thousands of people in Oregon have evacuated as wildfires continue to blaze across parts of California and the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Emily Cureton joins Christopher Booker to discuss the latest on rescue efforts in the…
By Lindsay Whitehurst, Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
Nearly all of the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said, as crews continued to battle wildfires that have killed at least 33 victims from California to Washington state.
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