Columbia, Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Washington, Linn, Lane and Douglas counties are under an air quality advisory due to smoke from wildfires in the area. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is asking if the state should begin regulating air pollution from large dairies. Astoria unveils new camping ordinance for those experiencing homelessness. Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett is resigning rather than serving out his third term.
Pacific Northwest forest managers have lifted most campfire restrictions. But wildfires are still active in some parts of the region, so people should check for restrictions before lighting their kindling.
Prineville Reservoir State Park has been certified as an International Dark Sky Park and is the first Oregon park to make the list of the places around the world with the least nighttime light pollution.