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Senators: More Must Be Done To Prevent Future Wildfires

AP | Aug. 27, 2015 2:22 p.m. | Seattle

As Washington and other Western states battle huge blazes this summer, two U.S. senators said at a field hearing in Seattle that more needs to be done to prepare for and help prevent future wildfires.

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OSP Upping Patrols In Response To Klamath Sheriff's Office Investigation

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | Aug. 27, 2015 12:48 p.m.

Sgt. Kyle Hove, acting public information officer for OSP, confirmed Thursday his agency is sending additional troopers to Klamath County after it was announced Monday seven county deputies were placed on voluntary, non-disciplinary leave at their own request.

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Gov. Jay Inslee Travels To Fire Lines To Thank Firefighters

AP | Aug. 27, 2015 10:21 a.m. | Chelan, Washington

Speaking in Chelan Thursday before traveling to meet firefighters,  Gov. Jay Inslee said the crews from Washington, other states and abroad are "exhausted" but "so committed."

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Washington Lt. Governor Touted Company At Center Of SEC Investigation

Northwest News Network | Aug. 26, 2015 4:02 p.m.

Washington Lt. Governor Brad Owen traveled to China last year and touted a company that's now at the center of a federal fraud investigation.

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Klamath County Asks Sheriff To Go On Leave Amid DOJ Investigation

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015 11:41 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Justice is conducting an investigation into Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah’s conduct.

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Republican Rep. Buehler Won't Seek Oregon Governor's Office

AP | Aug. 25, 2015 10:16 a.m.

The Bend Republican announced his decision in an email on Tuesday, six weeks after he told supporters he would consider challenging Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

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Oregon Stops Issuing New Permits To Grow Hemp

AP | Aug. 25, 2015 9:24 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has stopped issuing new permits to grow industrial hemp.

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Relief Available For People Who've Lost Homes To Wildfire

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015 10:36 a.m. | Portland

After 36 homes were burned at the Canyon Creek Wildfire outside John Day this week, Oregon is trying to let owners know that relief is available.

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Former President Carter To Begin Radiation For Cancer

NPR | Aug. 20, 2015 7:44 a.m.

Doctors found cancer in Carter's liver and brain. He's starting chemotherapy Thursday. Carter, the son of a peanut farmer, served as the 39th president of the United States, from 1977 to 1981.

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Cylvia Hayes Turns Emails Over To Court

AP | Aug. 19, 2015 2:25 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, has turned over thousands of her emails to the Marion County Circuit Court.