Fighting Oregon wildland fires this year has cost state, federal, local, tribal and private entities more than $340 million and consumed 678,000 acres, as of Monday, Sept. 18, according to state authorities.
John A. Buchanan, author of the state song “Oregon, My Oregon,” is buried in Ocean View Cemetery. Until recently, his resting place was marked by a fairly nondescript headstone.
News | Communities | Politics | Nation | HistoryAP | Sept. 15, 2017 2:07 p.m.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions can't follow through — at least for now — with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to impose new tough immigration policies, a judge ruled Friday in a legal defeat for the Trump administration.
News | local | Climate change | Land | History | Communities | Nation | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 1:20 p.m. | Portland
Before the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge became the nation’s top priority wildfire, it was the Chetco Bar Fire near Brookings.
An Oregon town created by a firework 80 years ago almost burned this week by a wildfire started with a firework.
News | Nation | Politics | Environment | History | Economy | NW Life | Northwest Wildfires 2017OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 2:56 p.m.
OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Chris Lehman join host Julie Sabatier to talk about the political, financial, and environmental complexities of wildfire.
News | Environment | Health | History | localAP | Sept. 6, 2017 8:42 a.m.
People in Oregon covered their faces with scarves to keep choking ash from wildfires from filling their lungs, similar to what long-time residents said they had to do in 1980 during the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens.
News | local | Environment | History | Communities | NationOPB/EarthFix | Aug. 28, 2017 3:37 p.m. | Brookings, Oregon
The Chetco Bar megafire is burning just five miles outside the coastal city of Brookings. OPB/EarthFix reporter Jes Burns is on the scene asking questions and getting answers.
Millions of people looked to the sky Monday to watch the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. in decades. But what's the experience like for people with visual impairments?