Lincoln County is experiencing a record number of new cases of COVID-19, according to health officials. Nearly a quarter of the county's total cases since the beginning of the pandemic were reported in the last three weeks.
Wind and snow conditions are so extreme that many snow plow drivers can not see the roads well enough to plow them. In Eastern Oregon, Interstate 84 was intermittently closed and reopened through the afternoon, and the interstate was closed through the Columbia River Gorge
When thinking about drought, the Oregon Coast doesn’t exactly come to mind. It’s a temperate rainforest and there’s the ocean. But in several coastal cities, people have been asked not to wash cars or irrigate lawns over the last couple of summers. Now Newport is considering a permanent solution — a big new dam.
The bitter and protracted battle over the Jordan Cove Energy Project has finally come to a close. The Calgary-based Pembina company has formally asked federal energy regulators to withdraw authorizations for the proposed pipeline and liquified natural gas export terminal in southwest Oregon.