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Oregon knew of abuse case against family that went off cliff

Oregon child welfare officials knew the family in an SUV that plunged off a California cliff had faced a child abuse investigation in another state when it looked into allegations …


Pooch rescued from Oregon shelter now Washington K-9 dog

Criminals in the Tri-Cities will have a harder time trying to hide their drugs with Sawyer on duty.


Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators.


The Dalles up in lights: National Neon Sign Museum brightens up the Columbia River Gorge

David Benko’s National Neon Sign Museum is finally ready to open its doors to the public.


Oregon rancher approved to kill 2 wolves; advocates alarmed

Oregon wildlife officials will allow a cattle rancher in remote northeastern Oregon to kill any two wolves – including a pregnant one – from a new pack that’s been attacking …


Who were the Harts, really? Mystery surrounds family that plunged off California cliff

Washington, now living in Arkansas, is one of many people trying to make sense of the tragedy that befell the Harts last month when an SUV carrying the mothers and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

Nevada governor joins in opposition to Trump border plan

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is the latest governor to oppose President Donald Trump’s proposal to send thousands of National Guard members to the Mexico border to help fight illegal immigration …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Marijuana dispute pits county against state of Oregon

Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana production sued the state in federal court, asserting state laws that made pot legal are pre-empted by federal …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Jen Hart possibly sighted in Fort Bragg day before deadly crash, authorities say

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is working to confirm that a surveillance video taken in Fort Bragg, California, shows Jen Hart the day before her family’s SUV was found at …


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

From farms to salmon swamps in Svensen

Clatsop County and three private property owners along Bear, Mary’s and Ferris creeks, all tributaries of the slough, have partnered with the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce and Bonneville Power …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

6 years for Gresham woman who ran over husband with truck

A Gresham woman who crushed her husband with a pickup truck outside a pub has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.


Half-brother of Damian Lillard shot in mall parking lot

Authorities say the half-brother of Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard was shot Thursday during a confrontation with two men in a mall parking lot.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Oregon’s rare loss from U.S. tax law sets off political fight

President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul is a short-term boon for most states, but one is set to miss out entirely: Oregon.


UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Bend hospital using ultraviolet light to kill germs

After testing an ultraviolet light disinfection system for five months last year, St. Charles Bend has acquired three Tru-D SmartUVC devices that are now being used to kill some of …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Spokane dishes out home cookin’ for Gildon, Oregon

Playing before a partisan, green-clad crowd, the University of Oregon women’s basketball team may have been aided by a case of home cooking Saturday at the Spokane Arena. Literally.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

Police: Man attacks golden arches at Oregon McDonald’s

A 37-year-old man police say tried to destroy the golden arches at a McDonald’s restaurant in Oregon after workers refused to make him 30 double cheeseburgers is facing charges.


Washington, Oregon extend studded-tire season for motorists

Officials in Washington and Oregon have extended how long motorists can keep studded tires on their vehicles several weeks due to expected wintery weather.


Sea lions feast on fragile fish in U.S. Northwest survival war

The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below.


Oregon teenagers tame wild horses for auction

The Pendleton teenager had signed on with Teens and Oregon Mustangs, a nonprofit that pairs teens and wild horses. Each of the 40 feral horses in the St. Paul Rodeo …


Western-themed town seeks museum to showcase rugged history

The ever-changing history of Sisters is mostly overlooked. Nowhere in the city of 2,000 people is there a museum to preserve and showcase its history. Lukens, a former high school …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Cougar euthanized after several sightings in Oregon town

Oregon wildlife officials were forced to trap and euthanize a cougar in response to several sightings of the animals in and around the town of Silverton.


Back-door ban: States fight Trump drill plan with local bans

Some coastal states opposed to President Donald Trump’s plan to allow oil and gas drilling off most of the nation’s coastline are fighting back with proposed state laws designed to …


Oregon’s new clean air law provides more info than action

Oregon’s new clean air law will give Oregonians an unprecedented wealth of information about the health risks that factories create by releasing toxic air pollution.


Child finds 65 million year old fossil on Bend field

Her mother, Melissa Vaughan, examined the relic and knew it wasn’t just some dusty rock. It was pearlescent. What Naomi found was an ancient fossil called an ammonite, an extinct …


Disaster Animal Response Team launched in Cannon Beach

Bob Kroll has spent most of his life treating animals in distress. Sometimes that meant working as a veterinarian in an emergency clinic. Other times, it meant treating severe seizures …


Former Division I athlete becomes female baseball coach in Oregon

A former Division I college softball player, Kelsey Anchors takes over this spring as the new baseball coach at North Valley High School in Merlin, Oregon.


Trapped Oregon judge damages courtroom trying to break out

A western Oregon county judge inadvertently locked inside her courtroom caused an estimated $3,000 in damage trying to break out.


Man charged with attempted murder in attack on Afghan

Mohammed Fawad Mohammadi survived the war in his native Afghanistan, where he served as an interpreter for U.S. military forces. Now he is in a hospital, with part of his …


Resigning Oregon senator hits back on sex misconduct claims

Days before an Oregon state senator was due to leave his post over sexual misconduct allegations, the Republican from rural downstate published a newsletter casting himself as a victim of …


Soldier returns home to surprise wife on anniversary

A soldier gave his wife, an emergency room nurse at Salem Hospital, quite the anniversary gift.