Tag Archives: Oregon

Most Oregonians Who Applied for Wildfire Disaster Aid Denied

Oregon’s high rates of denial are on par with previous natural disasters     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — More than 24,000 Oregonians applied for federal disaster assistance after the catastrophic 2020 wildfires and about 57% of them were denied. Jefferson ...

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Oregon Resort Damaged in Archie Creek Fire Hopes to Reopen

Repairs at Steamboat Inn are ahead of schedule     ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The owners of a resort on the Umpqua River that was damaged by last year’s Oregon wildfires are hoping to open for guests by mid-March. The ...

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Environmentalists Move Toward Lawsuit Over Fuel Break Plan

Fuels breaks are planned in six states     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 ...

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Construction Begins on FEMA Site for Oregon Wildfire Victims

Homes are expected to arrive in Mill City in three to four weeks       PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials are starting to build a temporary housing site for residents in Linn and Marion county who lost everything ...

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Oregon County to Study Response to Wildfires

Consulting firm paid to look at Almeda and Obenchain Fires     By AMBAR RODRIGUEZ KTVL-TV MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — When the Almeda and Obenchain Fires hit, few Jackson County residents were notified about evacuation orders. Many were forced to ...

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Oregon Governor Calls on Lawmakers to Approve Wildfire Aid

Governor Brown seeks approval of aid due to pandemic and wildfires     By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is calling Oregon lawmakers back to the Capitol for a one-day special session, ...

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Plan Released to Reduce Massive Wildfires in U.S. West

Plan has a focus on sage grouse habitat     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West ...

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Prison Sentence in Oregon’s Sweet Creek Fire

10 years and restitution     MAPLETON, Ore. (AP) — A man who started a fire west of Eugene near Mapleton in August will serve 10 years in prison. Elias Pendergrass, of Mapleton was sentenced on Wednesday after pleading guilty ...

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Health Issues as Wildfire Smoke Hits Millions in U.S.

Spike in emergency room visits     By MATTHEW BROWN and CAMILLE FASSETT The Associated Press SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed ...

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