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Ranchers hit by Oregon flooding get donated hay for animals

A club of off-roading enthusiasts in northeastern Oregon has revved into action to help livestock owners hit by extreme flooding this month.


Oregon landfill took 2M pounds of radioactive fracking waste

ARLINGTON, Ore. – A chemical waste landfill near the Columbia River in Oregon accepted hundreds of tons of radioactive fracking waste from North Dakota in violation of Oregon regulations that …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

Oregon flooding abates; authorities report body found

Floodwaters covering roads in northeastern Oregon were starting to recede, allowing residents to return and assess the damage from weather that appears to have left one person dead.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Flooding starts to abate, allowing damage assessment

A Red Cross official says waters covering roads in flood-hit northeastern Oregon are starting to recede, allowing residents who spent the night in shelters or with friends to return and …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Rescues by chopper, front loader as flood hits northwest U.S.

Residents in northeastern Oregon were plucked from rapidly rising floodwaters by helicopter or rode to safety in the bucket of a front-end loader as relentless rain and melting snow pushed …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Energy firm withdraws permit application for Oregon pipeline

A Canadian energy company has withdrawn its application for a permit from state authorities in Oregon for a controversial natural gas pipeline and an export terminal on the coast.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

The three American firefighters who were killed when the aerial water tanker they were in crashed while battling wildfires in Australia have been identified by their employer


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Witness recalls panic after children swept to sea in Oregon

The U.S. Coast Guard has stopped searching for a 4-year-old Oregon boy who was swept out to sea along with his 7-year-old sister and father.


Oregon girl dead, boy missing after being swept into ocean near Cannon Beach on Saturday

A 7-year-old girl is dead and her 4-year-old brother is missing after they and their father were swept into the ocean on the Oregon coast amid a high-surf warning


Facebook riles tiny Oregon town with plan for undersea cable

A battle playing out in Oregon is pitting residents of a tiny coastal town with no stoplights or cellphone service against one of the world’s biggest tech companies.


Teen climber rescued after fall on Oregon’s Mount Hood

A 16-year-old mountain climber has been rescued after he fell 500 feet on Mount Hood Monday and hurt his leg, authorities said.


Great Northwest Wine: Seven regional offerings make Wine Spectator’s Top 100 for 2019

The holiday season is when magazines, newspapers and critics publish their lists of top wines released throughout the year. These rankings generate buzz and, according to wineries and retailers, significant …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

DA won’t file charges against pipeline protesters

Protesters who were arrested during a sit-in at the Oregon governor’s office last month will not be charged with trespassing.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Crash shines light on immigrants in Christmas tree workforce

A Nov. 29 crash shined a light on Oregon’s immigrant farm workers, the driving force behind the state’s $121 million Christmas tree industry, the nation’s largest.


Hundreds stranded on Interstate 5 in ‘bomb cyclone’ fallout

Hundreds of cars remained stranded Wednesday on Interstate 5 headed north from California into Oregon in the aftermath of a major storm that dumped snow and created white-out conditions on …


Great Northwest Wine: Regional winemakers continue to embrace Italian red varieties

Among the fascinating themes to emerge from this fall’s Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition was the delicious interest in red Italian varieties among some of our region’s top winemakers.


Pipeline protesters at governor’s office arrested, released

Authorities have released 21 people protesting a planned liquefied natural gas pipeline who were arrested Thursday night during a sit-in at the governor’s office in the Oregon State Capitol.


Republican Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon won’t seek re-election

Republican Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon announced Monday that he is retiring from Congress and will not seek election to a 12th term.


Class of 2021 center Nathan Bittle planning Gonzaga visit

Gonzaga appears to be in the mix for another highly rated class of 2021 big man from the Pacific Northwest. Nathan Bittle, a 6-foot-10, 180-pound center at Crater High in …


Henry Thomas, star of ‘E.T.’, arrested for DUI in Oregon

Authorities say Henry Thomas, the actor who starred as a child in “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” has been arrested for driving under the influence in Oregon.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Court issues temporary stay on flavored vaping ban in Oregon

Oregon’s Court of Appeals has put a halt to the state’s ban on flavored vaping products two days after it took effect. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the temporary stay issued Thursday …


Oregon may allow BYO food containers in stores, restaurants

Oregon may soon allow customers to bring their own reusable food containers to grocery stores and restaurants in an effort to curb plastic waste.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Oregon approves six-month ban on flavored vape products

Oregon regulators enacted a six-month ban Friday on the sale of flavored nicotine and cannabis vape products in stores and online statewide amid an outbreak of illnesses that has sickened …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Oregon imposes temporary ban on some vaping products

Oregon’s governor has ordered a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products amid an outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000 people nationwide.


5 bulls found dead in Oregon; then the story gets weird

An Oregon deputy investigating the bizarre deaths of five bulls found with their tongues and sex organs missing says he’s received many calls and emails from people speculating on the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

With one year to go, Real ID deadlines loom for airline passengers

An estimated 99 million Americans do not have any form of Real ID compliant documents which will be required to fly domestically after Oct. 1, 2020. “There’s a great deal …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Better Business Bureau shutters Spokane office, lays off sales staff

The Better Business Bureau of Spokane closed its doors Monday and laid off most of its sales staff, a company spokesman said.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Oregon vape death patient used THC device from dispensary

A person who died of a severe respiratory illness in Oregon after vaping had used a product containing THC that was purchased at a marijuana dispensary.


Washington woman missing after floating in Oregon river

Authorities in Oregon are searching for a Vancouver, Wash., woman who went missing while floating with friends on the Willamette River.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019

Washington State still in the running for Sav’ell Smalls after country’s No. 1 OLB announces top-six schools

Along with Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon, Sav’ell Smalls is seen wearing an anthracite Washington State jersey and helmet. Smalls was previously considering six other schools, but he …