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Oregon wildfire grows rapidly; structures threatened

A new blaze in a wildfire-plagued area of Oregon nearly tripled in size overnight.


New Oregon wildfire prompting mandatory evacuations

A new fast-moving fire has forced mandatory evacuations south of The Dalles.


A guide to Portland, beyond the birds and beards

Portland’s the kind of city where you can learn to bike-commute without fear, where bookstores rule and indie publishing thrives. It’s also the home of the Decemberists, Cheryl Strayed, Chuck …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Trump administration backs Obama in national monument clash

A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court – and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President …


Oregon woman reunites girl with toy lion lost on remote hike

A little girl who lost her beloved stuffed lion on a hike in the Oregon backcountry was reunited with her favorite toy over the weekend after a community effort to …


Museum tells of two pasts: Antelope’s history made by homesteaders and cult followers

Nestled deep in central Oregon cattle country, about 15 miles off U.S. Route 97, a small town has once again captured public interest. In the 1980s, Antelope was infamous for …


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

More fuel breaks planned to stop wildfires in Idaho, Oregon

Federal officials plan to put in more fuel breaks along roadways as part of a plan to stop wildfires in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon.


Elite Native American crew fights fires, serves community

Members of the Warm Springs Hotshots were getting ready to head home when the radio buzzed – a wildfire had started – and the elite crew launched into motion to …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; Oregon store last in U.S.

Alaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. – in Bend. Oregon.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana program

How much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon? The managers of the state’s program concede that they simply don’t know because of lax reporting by producers and a …


Oregon’s medical marijuana program admits to problems

The agency overseeing Oregon’s legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed …


Kah-Nee-Ta Resort to close after Labor Day

Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa on the Warm Springs Reservation will close Sept. 5, and all 146 employees will lose their jobs, according to a notice to the state of Oregon.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western U.S.

A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California’s border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed at least a dozen buildings as it burned largely out of control, …


Whale strandings off Washington-Oregon coast highest in nearly 2 decades

Sixteen gray and humpback whales have been reported stranded off Washington and Oregon since April 3, the largest number in nearly two decades.


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Violence erupts after right-wing group holds Oregon march

Violent skirmishes erupted in Portland, Oregon, between a right-wing group and anti-fascists who have previously clashed across the Pacific Northwest, leading to injuries and arrests.


Oregon dog that survived 2 gunshot wounds finds new home

A dog that was shot twice and left for dead in a rugged area of northeast Oregon has been given a new home.


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Bumblebee blues: Pacific Northwest pollinator in trouble

Hundreds of citizen scientists have begun buzzing through locations across the Pacific Northwest seeking a better understanding about nearly 30 bumblebee species.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball will face Syracuse, Oregon at 2K Classic

Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team is returning to the 2K Classic, where it will play four games in November and face major programs Syracuse and Oregon at their respective venues.


Violent protests again draw attention to Portland, Oregon

Viral videos of bloody skirmishes between right-wing activists and self-described anti-fascists have drawn national attention to Portland, Oregon – a city of storied political activism that has struggled to keep …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Oregon tribe regains artifacts for 1-year show

Tribal artifacts that have been hidden away in the archives of the British Museum in London for nearly 120 years are being returned to a Native American tribe for an …


Investigation targets Oregon ‘sanctuary state’ repeal effort

A conservative group is taking aim at the nation’s oldest statewide sanctuary law, with a drive to repeal a 31-year-old Oregon mandate limiting police coordination on immigration arrests.


Couple thank youth football team that rescued them from car

A couple rescued from an overturned SUV had an emotional reunion with members of a youth football team from Idaho who saved them.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Idaho youth football team rescues 2 from overturned car in Oregon

A youth football team from Idaho has rescued two people from an overturned car in Oregon.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Glut of marijuana in Oregon is cautionary tale, experts say

Marijuana prices are in free fall, and the craft cannabis farmers who put Oregon on the map decades before broad legalization say they are in peril of losing their now-legal …


Boise boy arrested after high-speed chase in Eastern Oregon

Oregon State Police say troopers arrested a machete-wielding teenager after a car chase in which speeds hit triple digits before a fiery crash.


Oregon official apologizes after cryptic emergency alert

The head of Oregon’s emergency management agency has apologized after a cryptic emergency alert was forced out to cellphones in and around Oregon’s capital city, displaying the words “Civil Emergency” …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

Driver rams into women on Portland sidewalk, hurting 3, before arrest

A driver rammed into three women walking on a sidewalk Friday in downtown Portland, critically injuring one of them, before speeding away and getting arrested within hours of the crash, …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

An Amazon Echo recorded a family’s conversation, then sent it to a random person in their contacts, report says

A family in Portland, Oregon, received a nightmarish phone call two weeks ago. “Unplug your Alexa devices right now,” a voice on the other line said. “You’re being hacked.”


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

U.S. attorney: Oregon has major pot overproduction

The black market for marijuana is thriving in Oregon and an oversupply of weed from growers is flowing to more than two dozen states where pot remains illegal, a top …


‘A demented social club’: Dozens more charges filed in probe of Pacific Northwest wildlife poaching ring

Prosecutors in Oregon have filed more than a hundred charges in an investigation of wildlife poaching that has spanned state lines and allegedly left dozens of animals shot illegally and …