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Forecasters Say Oregon's Wildfire Season Could Be Record-Setting

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Even though Oregon and Washington are in the same region, long-range wildfire forecasts for the individual states are pretty different.

Inslee Signs Nation's 1st Law Banning Food Packaging Chemicals


Washington will soon phase out nonstick chemicals in its food packaging. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Wednesday that will eventually restrict perfluorinated chemicals.

Congressional Negotiators Reach Deal On Wildfire Funding


The massive spending bill funding the government includes a long-sought deal on wildfires and forest management.

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In Dispute With Tenants, Oregon Lawmaker Plans To Subpoena Newspaper, Activists

As part of an ongoing lawsuit, Oregon state Sen. Rod Monroe's lawyers say they'll subpoena Willamette Week and Portland Tenants United.

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Gray Whale Sightings Up Off Northwest Coast

A big factor is multiple days of calm, clear weather that made it easier to locate migrating gray whales.

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Zinke Coming To Washington To Talk Grizzly Bear Recovery

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is heading to the North Cascades Friday to speak on reintroducing grizzly bears in that part of Washington.

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New Washington Laws Aim To Address Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed into law several measures aimed at addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Captive-Raised Native Sucker Fish Make 1st Ever Return To Klamath Lake

The release kicked off a new phase in efforts to bring back two endangered fish called suckers on the Oregon-California border. 

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