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Fire Threatening Idaho Town Prompts Disaster Declaration


Idaho Governor Butch Otter issued a disaster declaration Monday for two north Idaho counties dealing with a fast-growing wildfire.

Photo: City of Spokane Fire Department

Oregon Plans To Spend Big On Earthquake Preparedness


Lawmakers are set to spend $300 million to prepare Oregon for the big one. It’s the largest chunk of change the state’s ever put towards seismic preparedness.

Photo: Holly Hayes/Flickr

Oregon Legislature Adjourns 2015 Session


In the final hours, lawmakers on Monday approved $1.2 billion in construction projects, kept alive several tax credits that were due to expire and approved a hotline for strippers to report workplace violations.

Photo: Alan Sylvestre / OPB

Portlander Dave Depper Steps Onto World Stage


Northwest indie icons Death Cab for Cutie tapped Dave Depper to tour the world as their new guitarist, playing everywhere from Glastonbury to Letterman.

Photo: Dave Depper