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A firefighter watches for spot fires during a burnout operation while battling the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Lightning starts dozens of new fires in Northwest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Lightning has started dozens of new fires in the Northwest, forcing incident commanders to juggle crews and equipment as a new round of storms approaches. Meanwhile, three firefighters who deployed emergency shelters […]

08/12/2014

This aerial photo taken on Aug. 31, 2013, shows the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Scientists expect traces of ocean radiation soon

Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches along the West Coast in hopes of capturing a detailed look at low levels of radiation drifting across the ocean since the 2011 […]

03/15/2014

Competitors race in the 2nd Stumptown Birkebeiner cross country ski race in the Peal District Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Portland, Ore.  Organized by Win Goodbody, the event brought approximately 30-40 people to race through the streets of northwest Portland. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Mike Zacchino)

Stores close early as twin storms sock Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Northwest residents absorbed the second blow of a 1-2 winter punch Friday by taking a snow day and keeping their cars in the garage. In downtown Portland, streets coated with a […]

02/07/2014

A cyclist navigates Dearborn St. between street traffic and pedestrians in a special bike lane in Chicago's famed Loop. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

As city cycling grows, so does bike tax temptation

CHICAGO (AP) — Early blasts of snow, ice and below-zero temperatures haven’t stopped a surprising number of Chicago cyclists from spinning through the slush this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about […]

12/27/2013

Twitter icon on a smartphone. (AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache, File)

Woman tweeting about deadly crash unaware it was husband

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman who regularly monitors police scanner traffic unknowingly live-tweeted about her husband’s death in a freeway crash. In a series of gut-wrenching tweets on Wednesday that grew more […]

12/05/2013

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber speaks during a news conference in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Oregon health exchange represents biggest woe

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With all the problems facing the rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, nowhere is the situation worse or more surprising than in Oregon, a progressive state that has enthusiastically […]

11/18/2013

911 call: Sanctuary owner finds mauled employee

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A chilling recording of a 911 call captures the owner of an Oregon wild cat sanctuary dragging an employee who’d been mauled to death from a cougar enclosure and screaming at […]

11/14/2013

Worker killed by wildcat at Oregon sanctuary named

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The employee killed this weekend by a wildcat at an Oregon animal sanctuary was described as an experienced worker who was comfortable with the animals she cared for, but is believed […]

11/11/2013

In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 photo, Jill Morin, right, poses for photos with her son Kyle at their home in Raleigh, N.C.  Morin suffers from a serious heart condition and suffered a cardiac arrest in 2009. Morin and hundreds of thousands of other people with preexisting chronic conditions who are covered through high risk insurance pools will see their coverage dissolve by year’s end. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Health law clock is ticking for sickest patients

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With federal and state online health care marketplaces experiencing glitches a month into implementation, concern is mounting for a vulnerable group of people who were supposed to be among the health […]

11/06/2013

Stripper: Booker messages blown out of proportion

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A dancer at an Oregon vegan strip club says her online interactions with U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker are innocent, and says she didn’t communicate with the Newark, N.J., mayor outside […]

09/26/2013

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