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Woman sparks 51,000 acre wildfire to help bored firefighters

An Oregon women admitted tossing a lit firework out of a car last summer because her firefighter friends were bored and needed some work.

Oregon proposes smoking ban along entire coastline

Salem - Authorities with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department have called for a ban across 362 miles of coastline. The ban would include 224 state parks as well.

Wildfire backdrop makes for amazing wedding photos (Video)

Bend - Michael and April Wolber had picked out the perfect spot for their wedding at Rock Springs Ranch in Oregon and couldn't wait to celebrate with family and friends. Only problem was, a wildfire had different ideas.

Dozens wed after judge strikes down Oregon same-sex marriage ban

Portland - Dozens of Oregon same-sex couples rushed to marry on Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Op-Ed: Clay Aiken, politician to be

During the 11th grade I was "selected" (really my parents paid for the right) to participate in a "leadership conference" in Washington D.C.

Tiny Oregon Chub is the first fish taken off the endangered list

Corvallis - A small Oregon backwater minnow has been taken off the endangered list and takes its place as the first fish to ever do so, announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Oregon fugitive caught in Montana after 15-year manhunt

On Friday police said that an Oregon fugitive, who faked his death, was arrested in Montana after being on the run for 15 years.

Lottery ticket turns into $17,500 tip for Oregon bartender

Springfield - Aurora Kephart will never receive such a tip again. The Springfield, Oregon, bartender plans to save some of the $17,505 from two lottery tickets and also to buy a couch. She gave some of the money back to her customer.

Wine Country Oregon offers alternative to Napa Valley Special

When most people think about wine in the United States, they associate it with Napa Valley in California. But Oregon is making its own waves in wine at the many wine tasting stores and restaurants in the McMinnville – Carlton, Oregon region.

Op-Ed: Is your summer BBQ missing something? Try serving cheese fondue Special

San Francisco - Summertime is a time for backyard barbecues and easy-to-make foods that please gatherings on warm evenings when being outside is best. Is your BBQ in need of a little something more than burgers and hot dogs?

Oregon Governor signs bill for overdose prevention programs

On Thursday, January 6th, Oregon Governor, John Kitzhaber, signed SB 384 A into law. The bill requires the Oregon Health Authority to establish rules for training programs that will instruct individuals on "lifesaving treatments for opiate overdose."

Oregon man threatens bombing due to missing letter 'd' on signage

A man in Salem, Ore. appears upset about a sign outside the Teacher Standards and Practices Comm. office. He walked into the office today with a pressure cooker bomb, wires sticking out, and said he tried to blow the sign up because it was misspelled.

Op-Ed: 'Racial profile,' white male allegedly plans Oregon school attack

Albany - Grant Alan Acord, 17, was arrested Saturday, for allegedly building bombs with the intent of blowing up West Albany High School. He is a junior at the school and was inspired by the Columbine massacre, authorities say.

Judge jails juror for texting during trial

Salem - An Oregon judge sent a 26-year-old juror to jail for texting during a trial. After explaining to jurors cellphones were not allowed, one juror disobeyed the rule.

Oregon set to ban GM salmon and mandate GMO labeling

People all across the United States are demanding that foods are properly identified, and the state of Oregon is no exception

Unseen dangers from the Japanese tsunami may linger for decades

The debris from the tsunami which struck eastern Japan two years ago today could still be washing up on the western seaboard of Canada and the United States decades from now with, as yet, unknown consequences for marine life.

Coast Range residents want hatchery steelhead in local streams Special

Deadwood - It was a classic example of participatory democracy in action: volunteer organizers of a public meeting at the Mapleton Lions Club expected a large crowd to show up, so they set out about 100 chairs in the building’s auditorium. They needed more.

Three killed in shooting at Portland, Oregon shopping mall

Portland - A gunman opened fire on a crowd doing their Christmas shopping in a mall at 11900 Southeast 82nd Ave., Portland, Tuesday, killing two people and wounding a third before apparently killing himself. The incident happened at about 3: 20 p.m.local time.

White supremacist couple indicted on murder charges

Portland - A federal grand jury in Portland indicted a militant white supremacist couple on murder charges this past Thursday after the pair allegedly unleashed a wave of terror across the Pacific Northwest region that left four dead last fall.

Video: Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland (update)

Oakland - A rally and occupation action for accused whistleblower Bradley Manning was held at President Obama's campaign headquarters in Oakland and Portland on August 16. 12 people were arrested. Updated with photos.

Op-Ed: Emergency birth changes seven lives in Imbler, Oregon

Imbler - The birth of a baby can change the life of a parent forever, but in Imbler, Oregon, the birth of a baby not only changed the life of his parents, but the lives of five other people as well.

Pacific waters off coast of Oregon full of caffeine

The waters off of the coast of Oregon have reported slight amounts of caffeine in them due to heavy rains, overflowing sewage and septic systems. Oregon is said to need to remedy this problem before it begins to threaten marine life.

Oregon man sentenced to jail for collecting rain water

Eagle Point - Gary Harrington, an Oregon man, will be spending a month in jail, after being convicted on nine misdemeanor charges. His crime? "Illegally" collecting rain water on his own property.

Baker City Miner’s Jubilee celebrates 30th Anniversary Special

Baker City - On July 20-22, Baker City held its 30th anniversary of Miner’s Jubilee, a 3-day celebration of the town’s gold mining heritage that goes back to the 1800’s. Since then, panning or mining for gold in Baker County has become a way of life.

Special look inside Oregon's Short Term Art Gallery Special

Baker City - On June 19, owner Tom Novak gave me a special guided tour inside the Short Term Art Gallery (STAG) and talked about the gallery and some of the artists and their art work that is on display. STAG is at 1829 Main Street in Baker City.

The Dark Knight Rises attracts huge crowd in Baker City Special

Baker City - On July 20, The midnight premier of The Dark Knight Rises attracted over 100 excited people to the historic Eltrym movie theater in downtown Baker City, Oregon. Anticipation was high as eager fans waited for the Eltrym's front doors to open.

Review: Earth & Vine is truly divine Special

Baker City - Most people know of a special little place where they can escape for a few hours to enjoy great food, local vintage wine, and admire beautiful works of art. In Baker City, Oregon, that place is called Earth & Vine.

Op-Ed: Our world depends on American heroes

Baker City - I think an American hero means different things to millions of people around the world who depend upon the United States to help aid them or install freedom and democracy in their country.

Distinguished Oregon authors visit Baker City Special

Baker City - On July 13, the 2012 Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brought two poets and two nonfiction writers to Baker City, Oregon for an evening of readings and conversation.

Oregon author loves creating a scene Special

Baker City - Oregonian memoirist Jennifer Lauck is a professional writer who loves to create scenes and draw attention to her work, whether it is teaching a class or writing her next bestseller.
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Many of the older homes, like these on Ash Street in La Grande, have had problems with asbestos that was used in the interior of houses as part of insulation.
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This is a convenience store in Baker, Oregon, the kind where people stop and ask questions and purchase necessary items for their travels.
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Occupy Portland is a peaceful protest that began on October 6  2011 in downtown Portland  Oregon. It...
Occupy Portland is a peaceful protest that began on October 6, 2011 in downtown Portland, Oregon. It is based on the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York City on September 17, 2011.
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Tent camping sites, Charleston, Oregon
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Cheese fondue is still served at Der Rheinlander Restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
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John F. Kennedy was reported to have sat in this chair when he wrote some of his most dramatic speec...
John F. Kennedy was reported to have sat in this chair when he wrote some of his most dramatic speeches. It was purchased for the Benson Hotel, where it presently resides in the Presidential Suite.
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The scene here at a bar in Gresham, Oregon is not unlike the scenes in the movie Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges.
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Fan malfunction during televised Knicks/Portland game.
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Baker is a historical place  built by those who wanted change  but now resisting it.
Baker is a historical place, built by those who wanted change, but now resisting it.
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A smoking ban is part of a proposed initiative to clean up Oregon beaches.
A smoking ban is part of a proposed initiative to clean up Oregon beaches.
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La Grande  Oregon retains the history of the old pioneer settlements in its libraries and bookstores...
La Grande, Oregon retains the history of the old pioneer settlements in its libraries and bookstores, as the old downtown section continues to retain its traditional look and feel.
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This Oregon town is one of the central areas for wine making and wine tasting, with many people from California bringing their wine making skills to the area.
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A viaduct  before the old freeway came  crossed over the railroad dividing the town  bringing joy to...
A viaduct, before the old freeway came, crossed over the railroad dividing the town, bringing joy to children who rode bicycles down the hill.
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This historic grade school, built in 1906, is attended by many of the town's children, part of the safety and small town ambiance of La Grande, Oregon.
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Michael and April Wolber pose in unique wedding photos with the Two Bulls wildfire in Oregon as a ba...
Michael and April Wolber pose in unique wedding photos with the Two Bulls wildfire in Oregon as a backdrop.
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Carlton, Oregon offers wine along with a vibrant lifestyle mixed with small town living residents love sharing with visitors.
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