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Oregon state fire marshall resigns as wildfires continue to rage

The Oregon State Police announced on Saturday that State Fire Marshall Jim Walker has resigned. He had been put on paid administrative leave earlier in the day.

Op-Ed: Oregon prepares for mass fatalities as Trump remains silent

As flames from historic wildfires creep closer to Portland, Oregon, the mayor has declared a state of emergency — and state officials say they're now preparing for a "mass fatality incident." Yet President Donald Trump has remained silent.

Long distance runner Camille Herron headed to Coos Bay, Oregon

Coos Bay - Acclaimed long-distance runner Camille Herron, the world's greatest ultrarunner, will be in Coos Bay, Oregon, in the week of November 20.

Oregon GOP lawmakers go into hiding to avoid vote on climate bill

Salem - Oregon’s Democratic governor, Kate Brown, has dispatched state troopers to find missing Republican senators and bring them back to Salem to legislate.

Barrels of agent orange chemicals found in Oregon lake

Joseph - Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week began the removal of barrels recently discovered at the bottom of Wallowa Lake marked as containing chemicals used in making agent orange.

Regulators looking for way to end Oregon's pot glut

Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke or eat it all.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins men's pole vault at 2018 Prefontaine Classic Special

Eugene - On May 25, 2018, the annual Prefontaine Classic (Pre Classic) kicked off in Eugene, Oregon. Sam Kendricks reigned supreme in the men's pole vault.

Oregon marijuana farmers turn to growing hemp to fight oversupply

The glut of marijuana in Oregon is driving pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some growers to start looking at another cannabis plant, hemp, to make ends meet.

Over-production of marijuana in Oregon hurting growers

There has never been a better time to buy weed in Oregon than right now, it is the worst of times to be a grower or dispensary owner. In 2017, Oregon pot growers produced three times what was consumed.

44th Prefontaine Classic to take place in Eugene, Oregon this May

Eugene - The 44th Prefontaine (Pre) Classic will take place on May 25 to 26, 2018, at the iconic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Op-Ed: Global Warming and a high school science teacher: voice of reason Special

While the current presidential administration in Washington, DC causes controversy with its executive directives on the subject of climate change, the debate continues at the grass roots level. This is evident in a high school science teacher's 2009 book.

Feds blame railroad for oil train derailment, spill in Oregon

Portland - Calls for a U.S. ban on shipping oil by train got louder last week after federal investigators put the blame for a June 3 oil train derailment on Union Pacific Railroad.

Missiles found on plane bound for Portland were for training

Belgrade - When a bomb-sniffing dog at an airport in Belgrade sniffed out two missiles in a cargo package on a passenger flight from Lebanon that was bound for Portland, Maine, it raised a few eyebrows.

Last protesters surrender at Oregon wildlife refuge

Burns - The last four protesters occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered without a shot Thursday, ending a 41-day occupation that attracted national attention but did not spark outrage over federal land policies that militants hoped for.

Occupy Bundy: Camping couple hopes to annoy militia into leaving

For over two weeks now, the extremists who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have frustrated authorities and Oregon residents alike. Now, this couple hopes to annoy the militia until they can't take any more of it and leave.

Chipotle briefly closing all restaurants to talk food safety

It's been a bumpy year for Chipotle after frustrating outbreaks of E. coli and norovirus, so the company has decided it's time to take a short break and have a meeting with employees to discuss this unpleasant situation.

Parents can sue for 'wrongful birth' of disabled son, court rules

Portland - An Appeals court in Oregon has ruled that the parents of a boy with muscular dystrophy can move forward with an $11 million "wrongful birth" lawsuit.

Anti-government group wants ownership of seized parklands

Burns - Anti-government protesters pledged to stay on remote federal land they seized Saturday night in Oregon until U.S. officials agree to release ownership to them.

Social media mocks Oregon militia with hashtags like #YallQaeda

As the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, continues, social media conversation has quickly turned toward mockery.

'Angry' Oregon man releases 7 chickens at Revenue office

Eugene - Oregon police learned a lesson in chicken wrangling on Wednesday when a disgruntled man left seven of the birds in a rather unusual place — the office of the Oregon Department of Revenue. Police describe the man as "angry" at the department.

Chipotle shares plummet as E. coli now reported in six states

The E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens of customers who had eaten at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Oregon and Washington has now made its way to three more states. This brings the total up to six states that have been affected.

Oregon teen goes hunting, contracts bubonic plague

Bend - Five days following a hunting trip, a Crook County teen developed symptoms of a strange illness. Three days later she went the hospital where doctors diagnosed her with the bubonic plague.

Police think suspects in Marin County slaying killed Quebec woman

San Francisco - San Francisco police suspect three drifters in custody in the shooting of a Marin County yoga teacher on Monday are responsible for the death of a young Canadian woman in the city's famed Golden Gate Park last week.

Oregon shooter killed himself in front of class: Officials

Los Angeles - The gunman behind the massacre at a college in Oregon that left nine people dead killed himself in the classroom where the carnage took place, authorities said Wednesday.

Oregon killer's mother knew of son's fascination with guns

Los Angeles - The mother of the man behind the mass killing in Oregon knew of her son's fascination with guns and appears to have encouraged it, according to online postings over a decade.

Oregonians flock to area churches after Roseburg college massacre

Roseburg - Southern Oregon residents flocked to religious services Sunday to mourn members of the local community college community who were gunned down by a student last week.

Oregon school shooter committed suicide: Police

Roseburg - The 26-year-old gunman behind a mass shooting at a college in Oregon that left nine people dead committed suicide after a shootout with police, authorities said Saturday.

Investigators piece together motive of Oregon shooter

Roseburg - Investigators pieced together clues as why a student at a college in Oregon went on a shooting rampage that left nine people dead, before committing suicide as police cornered him.

Alleged Oregon school shooter killed classmates in writing course

Roseburg - The gunman who allegedly killed eight classmates and an English professor at an Oregon community college was a student who had been rejected by a private firearms training academy after being turned down by the U.S. Army.

Guns a way of life in U.S. college massacre town

Roseburg - Guns, jewelry and guitars may not immediately seem the most obvious items to sell together in one shop.
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Front exterior of the en:Oregon State Capitol building in en:Salem  Oregon  United States.
Front exterior of the en:Oregon State Capitol building in en:Salem, Oregon, United States.
M.O. Stevens
Governor Kate Brown has declared the Substation Fire  burning near The Dalles  a conflagration.
Governor Kate Brown has declared the Substation Fire, burning near The Dalles, a conflagration.
Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal
The Back Road Home Band is shown playing here at Pub 181 in Gresham on February 27 and is scheduled ...
The Back Road Home Band is shown playing here at Pub 181 in Gresham on February 27 and is scheduled back on April 30 and May 1, 2010.
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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.
A stream ran along one side of this street near its end  with a small bridge culvert underneath wher...
A stream ran along one side of this street near its end, with a small bridge culvert underneath where children caught water skippers and found bees along the grass in La Grande, Oregon
HOMEGROWN: Oregon decriminalization advocate Paul Stanford stands in the marijuana garden maintained...
HOMEGROWN: Oregon decriminalization advocate Paul Stanford stands in the marijuana garden maintained by his organization, The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, in Portland in 2013.
Paul Stanford / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Santiam Fire on September 9  2020.
Santiam Fire on September 9, 2020.
Oregon State Fire Marshall (OSFM)
Karen Butler awoke with a strange new accent.
Karen Butler awoke with a strange new accent.
The Oregonian
OIL TRAIN: Rail cars loaded with crude oil burn on the tracks in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosie...
OIL TRAIN: Rail cars loaded with crude oil burn on the tracks in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, Ore., after a 100-car train derailed on June 3.
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Double-crested Cormorants are diving birds without oil glands since oil would give them bouyancy and...
Double-crested Cormorants are diving birds without oil glands since oil would give them bouyancy and make diving difficult; therefore, they must sun their wings to dry them after fishing.
Peter Wallack
Steep terrain  limited access and high temperatures hampered firefighters while battling the Rhoads ...
Steep terrain, limited access and high temperatures hampered firefighters while battling the Rhoads Canyon Fire in Central Oregon.
Central Oregon Fire Information
Cheese fondue is still served at Der Rheinlander Restaurant in Portland  Oregon.
Cheese fondue is still served at Der Rheinlander Restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
Courtesy of Der Rheinlander Restaurant, Portland, Oregon
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File photo: Department of Homeland Security covers a broad range of federal law enforcement agencies.
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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.
Eastern Oregon University is located in La Grande  Oregon a small town in the eastern section of the...
Eastern Oregon University is located in La Grande, Oregon a small town in the eastern section of the state, where professors and others are unable to move because of the economy, exacerbating political and social conflicts.
This old house stands starkly on Ash Street in La Grande  Oregon but in a child s eyes remains beaut...
This old house stands starkly on Ash Street in La Grande, Oregon but in a child's eyes remains beautiful.
This motel manager in La Grande  Oregon has found happiness as an ethnic minority in a small town in...
This motel manager in La Grande, Oregon has found happiness as an ethnic minority in a small town in Eastern Oregon.
The EPA and DEQ plan to test and remove 12 100-gallon drums  labeled as herbicides. We’re using a ...
The EPA and DEQ plan to test and remove 12 100-gallon drums, labeled as herbicides. We’re using a Remotely Operated Vehicle to survey the sunken drums before we can safely remove them.
U.S. EPA Region 10

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