Tag: Oregon

Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

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The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several...

Not guilty plea entered for police officer in assault case

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PORTLAND, Ore. — An attorney for a Portland police officer has entered a not guilty plea on the officer’s behalf to a fourth-degree assault...

Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states

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LOS ANGELES — Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in...

Oregon heat wave victims older, lived alone, had no AC

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Most people who perished in last month’s record-smashing heat wave in Oregon’s most populous county were white, male, older and socially...

Smoke, extreme heat pose harsh test for West Coast vineyards

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TURNER, Ore. — The heat wave that recently hit the Pacific Northwest subjected the region’s vineyards to record-breaking temperatures nine months after the fields...

Washington state is latest to pass heat rules for workers

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington state on Friday became the second state in the Pacific Northwest in as many days to announce emergency rules that...

Behind the numbers: Heat wave victim was WA Capitol regular

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Among the hundreds of people who died from heat-related issues during the Pacific Northwest’s record-breaking heat wave last week, one man...

Oregon adopts most protective heat rules for workers in US

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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon adopted an emergency rule Thursday that strengthens requirements for employers to safeguard workers from extreme heat, including expanding access to...

Death toll from record-breaking heat wave hits 116 in Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s death toll from last weekend’s record-smashing Pacific Northwest heat wave has risen to 116. ...

Death toll from record-breaking heat wave hits 116 in Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s death toll from last weekend’s record-smashing Pacific Northwest heat wave has risen to 116. ...