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Central Oregon Fire Now 22,000 Acres, 5 Percent Contained

AP | July 05, 2015

Firefighters in central Oregon continue to fight a large fire on the west side of the South Fork John Day River, about 11 miles south of Dayville.

Sandy Fire Chief Says No To Fireworks

OPB | July 04, 2015

More than 100 cities and counties in Washington have banned fireworks this year, citing the drought and extreme fire danger. In Oregon, the little town of Sandy is one of just a few to impose a ban.

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Reported Near Springfield

OPB | July 04, 2015

 An earthquake was reported in Walterville, Oregon at 8:42 a.m. on Saturday.

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1 Person Dead After Boat Capsizes Off Oregon Coast

AP | July 4, 2015 2:13 p.m.

Authorities say one person drowned after a small boat capsized just off the Oregon coast near Newport.


Salem Police: Plane Crash At Salem Airport Leaves 1 Dead

AP | July 4, 2015 2:03 p.m.

Salem police say a plane has crashed on the grounds of the Salem Airport, killing one.

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New Oregon DNA Testing Law Explained

OPB | July 3, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

New Oregon legislation makes it easier for people who say they’ve been wrongfully convicted of aggravated murder and other serious crimes to access DNA testing. 

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19,000-Acre Central Oregon Fire Spreading Rapidly

OPB | July 3, 2015 2:58 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Corner Creek fire in Central Oregon is now burning more than 19,000 acres. The fire spread quickly overnight.

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Oregon House Approves 'Right-To-Try' Legislation

OPB | July 3, 2015 2:11 p.m. | Portland

Both chambers of the Oregon Legislature have now passed the so-called ‘Right-to-Try’ bill.  It would allow terminally ill people to be prescribed medicines that have passed the FDA’s Phase One approval process, but have not yet been approved for sale.

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Police Don't Plan To Ticket Pot Users At Blues Festival

OPB | July 3, 2015 10:50 a.m. | Portland

Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival this weekend is the first large public gathering since recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon.

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More Danger Ahead For Northwest This Wildfire Season

AP | July 3, 2015 10:09 a.m. | Seattle

Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.

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KapStone, Union To Meet With Federal Mediator Monday

OPB | July 3, 2015 6 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

KapStone Paper and Packaging and its union employees will meet with a federal mediator Monday. It's the latest twist in contract negotiations that have dragged on for about a year and a half.

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Washington Students Outperform Oregon Counterparts

OPB | July 2, 2015 6:03 p.m. | Portland

Washington students outperformed Oregon's on most of the recent Smarter Balanced exams. In both states, students did better in English than math.

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Sparklers Are The Top Cause Of Fireworks-Related Injuries In Oregon

OPB | July 2, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Portland

Sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework, according to reports made by emergency rooms in Oregon.


Class Of 2025

Class Of 2025 | May 22, 2014

Back to school time and our Class of 2025 students have moved on to second grade. Follow their progress.