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Gaston Kicks Off 1st-Of-Its-Kind Female Firefighting Camp

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The Fire-Up Bootcamp in Gaston, Oregon, gives women 18 and older a chance to network, talk about career success and run firefighting drills.

Portland Man Sues After Police Allegedly Refuse To Take Hate Crime Report

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A man is suing the Portland Police Bureau after he said officers ignored his report on a possible hate crime. 

Nataki Garrett Presents 1st Play As Oregon Shakespeare Festival Leader

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The new artistic director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is about to give audiences a first taste of her work with the West Coast premiere of “How to Catch Creation."

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Amazon Announces 800 Jobs In Salem

The 800 jobs will be at a new 1-million-square-foot facility in Salem, with pay starting at the Amazon standard of $15 per hour.

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Cold Creek Fire Chews Through Washington's Hanford Reach Monument

The Cold Creek Fire is burning sensitive, federally protected habitat near Hanford. As of Saturday morning evening it had burned more than 40,000 acres and was 40% contained.

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New Report Recommends Improving Preschool Access, Funding In Multnomah County

The report was created by the Preschool for All Task Force, a coalition led by Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson. 

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'Oregon Lava On The Moon!' How A Bend Man Got It There

In the 1960s, NASA sent Apollo astronauts to train on Central Oregon's lava. One took a piece of Oregon with him to the moon, thanks to Bend resident Floyd Watson.

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5 Years After Carlton Complex, North Central Washington Rebuilds

Five years after the single largest fire in Washington’s history, people are continuing to rebuild. They’re making their communities safer for the next time a wildfire burns into town.

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