Good morning, it’s Thursday, Aug. 7. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- The Rowena wildfire, just west of The Dalles, has burned 1,900 acres, forcing residents of 275 homes and structures to evacuate. OPB’s Conrad Wilson says firefighters face similar conditions to yesterday’s.
- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is facing a deficit, which may force the department to make some cuts to response time to cougar calls.
- University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson resigned in a letter addressed to the school’s board of trustees. Gottfredson served in his position for two years.
- Salem issued a warning to rideshare service Uber that all drivers must pass a background check and have a taxi license or the company can’t operate in the city.
- Oregon resource agencies missed a deadline in configuring a water supply fund because Gov. John Kitzhaber didn’t appoint the task force.
- Crater Lake National Park officials are still searching for a backpacker who eluded a ranger after scrambling down the caldera wall of the ancient volcano.