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Anti-California | Chetco Bar Fire Evacuee | Debating Teen Punishment

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 noon

Portland-area high schoolers discuss the punishment for the teen suspected of starting the Eagle Creek Fire. Also, we talk to a woman who was evacuated from her house near Brookings for over a month. Plus, an opinion about anti-Californian sentiment.

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A Misplaced Firework Created The Town Of Cascade Locks 80 Years Ago

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 3:13 p.m. | Cascade Locks, Oregon

An Oregon town created by a firework 80 years ago almost burned this week by a wildfire started with a firework.

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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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Firework Accident Sets Washington Home Ablaze

AP | July 4, 2016 7:06 a.m. | Graham, Washington

Authorities say a home in Graham, Washington, has been destroyed after a teen accidentally shot a firework into the residence and set it ablaze.  

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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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Fireworks Damage In Clark County Totals $824,500

The Columbian | July 15, 2015 9:17 a.m. | VANCOUVER, WASH.

Personal fireworks are believed to have caused $824,500 in property damage across Clark County during this month's Fourth of July festivities.

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Fireworks Spark Vancouver Duplex Fire Sunday

The Columbian | July 6, 2015 9:09 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Fireworks caused a blaze that destroyed most of a duplex early Sunday in east Vancouver, causing about $400,000 in damage to the building and residents’ belongings, according to the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office.

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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.

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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.

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Happy Valley Creates Amnesty Program to Collect Illegal Fireworks

OPB | July 1, 2015 12:50 p.m.

Happy Valley has a zero-tolerance policy on use and possession of fireworks within city limits, and has created a "no-questions-asked" firework collection program.

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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.

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New Vancouver Fireworks Law Limits Sales And Use

OPB | June 27, 2014 12:45 p.m.

FRIDAY: This year, Vancouver, Washington residents will only be able to set off fireworks on July 4.

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The Columbian: Voters Favor Fireworks Curbs

the_columbian | Nov. 6, 2013 2:36 a.m.

Clark County voters seem to support stricter limits on when fireworks can be sold and used, according to preliminary election results released Tuesday night. They also said, through other advisory votes, they want to be consulted on transit issues.

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Vote On Bridge, Light Rail Planned In Clark County

OPB | Aug. 6, 2013 11:33 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Voters in Clark County will soon have their say on the best routes across the Columbia River.

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Culture Club

OPB | July 6, 2012 9:40 a.m.

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.