Oregon

News from the state of Oregon

Technology has growing role in corralling US West wildfires

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become...

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

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BLY, Ore. — The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work...

Small businesses lifted by return of summer tourists

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Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely...

Calls for outside help as extreme weather fuels Oregon fires

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The threat of thunderstorms and lightning has prompted officials in fire-ravaged Oregon to ask for help from outside the Pacific Northwest...

California fire prompts evacuations; Oregon blaze balloons

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SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe jumped a highway, prompting more evacuation orders and the cancellation of an extreme...

Unstable weather will continue to fuel huge Oregon blaze

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Dry, unstable and windy conditions will keep fueling a massive wildfire in southern Oregon, forecasters said, as the largely uncontained blaze...

Ammon Bundy asks judge to toss trespassing verdict, acquit

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BOISE, Idaho — Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy has asked a judge to throw out his conviction for trespassing at the Idaho Capitol and acquit...

California blaze erupts near site of deadliest US wildfire

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PULGA, Calif. — A blaze that erupted near the flashpoint of the deadliest wildfire in recent U.S. history was heading away from homes on...

Western wildfires threatening American Indian tribal lands

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BLY, Ore. — Fierce wildfires in the northwest are threatening American Indian tribal lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve traditional...

‘Scary’: Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircraft

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BOISE, Idaho — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during...