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What Fourth Of July Was Like In Oregon In The 1870s

OPB | July 3, 2017 1:19 p.m.

It was bigger than Christmas. Read a first account of what Independence Day was like in rural Oregon in the 1870s. 

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Where To See Fourth Of July Fireworks In The Northwest

OPB | June 29, 2017 12:07 p.m. | Portland

Here are some of the Northwest’s top Fourth of July celebrations, offering everything from Main Street parades to glittering fireworks displays.

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Washington Man Seriously Injured In Fireworks Accident

AP | July 4, 2016 10:49 a.m.

The Olympian reports that fire crews responded Saturday night to find a man who had been setting off fireworks in PVC pipe.

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It's The Last Year For Personal Fireworks In Vancouver

OPB | July 3, 2016 9:15 a.m.

This is the last year residents in Vancouver will be allowed to buy and use fireworks in city limits – and the last year for less than law abiding Oregonians who cross the Columbia River to purchase fireworks you can’t buy in Portland.

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Where To Have A Blast On The Fourth Of July In The Northwest

OPB | July 1, 2016 11:45 a.m.

Here are some of the Northwest’s top Fourth of July celebrations, offering everything from Main Street parades to glittering fireworks displays.

News | local

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.

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5 Fourth Of July Adventures Across Oregon

OPB | July 2, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

This extended Fourth of July weekend offers some dynamic activities for family and friends across the region.

News | Recreation

Portland Gives Greenlight To July 4th Fireworks

OPB | July 1, 2015 12:30 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Fire Bureau has decided against banning fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend, so long as the weather cooperates.

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Fire Marshal Warns Illegal Fireworks Can Carry Big Fines

OPB | June 30, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon State Fire Marshal is encouraging people to use fireworks safely and legally this Fourth of July, warning that violators could face steep fines.

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Patriotic Procrastinator's Guide To Fourth Of July

OPB | July 3, 2014 12:23 p.m. | Portland

Do you know where you’re watching fireworks? Fear not, patriotic procrastinators — we've rounded up dozens of events going on throughout the state.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Holiday Travel Is Going To Cost You

OPB | June 30, 2014 2:30 p.m. | Portland

Just in time for the long weekend, AAA announced that gas prices are continuing to climb. The average price for gas in Oregon is at $3.98 a gallon.