Tag Archives: Oregon

Embattled Oregon State Forester Resigns

Daugherty’s tenure was marked by financial problems and loss of confidence     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s state forester and the leader of the long-struggling Department of Forestry, Peter Daugherty, has resigned effective May 31. Daugherty submitted his resignation ...

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Oregon Wildfire Burns Two Structures

Tankers and hotshots at work near Beatty     BEATTY, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning in south central Oregon has destroyed two structures, officials said. The Herald and News reported Monday that firefighters had made significant progress on the ...

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Fire Crews Control Oregon City Brush Fire

Brush fire burned approximately 40 acres     OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A brush fire Friday near Oregon City that prompted some “Go Now” evacuations for residents in about a dozen homes was deemed “controlled” at about 6 p.m., ...

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Fire Danger High Friday in Northwest Oregon

Red flag warning includes Portland     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dry and windy conditions combined with unseasonably warm temperatures are elevating fire danger Friday into the weekend in much of Northwest Oregon including Portland, according to the National Weather ...

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Dry Conditions Triple Number of Fires in Oregon

Fire danger is expected to increase     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Forestry said Tuesday the number of small wildfires has tripled this spring partly because of dry conditions across Oregon. The agency said Tuesday they’ve ...

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FEMA Trailers Used for Oregon Wildfire Survivors

Rumors spread that unaccompanied immigrant children were housed in trailers     MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say that trailers at an industrial site in southwest Oregon, which were rumored to house unaccompanied immigrant children, are actually for survivors ...

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Study: Drought-Breaking Rains Erratic, Rare in U.S. West

Intense dry periods that pummeled areas of the West in recent years were severe     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over ...

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Oregon Governor Considers Early Release for Inmates Who Fought Wildfires

Certain criteria would need to be met for sentence reduction     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some prisoners who helped fight the destructive Oregon wildfires last year could be released early. Gov. Kate Brown commended adults in custody who “bravely ...

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Lawsuits Seeks Over $1B from Pacific Power Over Wildfires

Fallout from the Beachie Creek Fire     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two new lawsuits filed in Marion County seek more than $1 billion in damages from Pacific Power, claiming the utility’s negligence led to wildfires in the Santiam Canyon ...

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Oregon Hotel Fined for Overcharging People During Archie Creek Fire

$31,000 in fines     ROSEBURG, ORe. (AP) — A hotel in Roseburg, Oregon, has been fined $31,000 for overcharging dozens of area residents who sought rooms after fleeing a large wildfire in September. The News-Review reports SUBH Investment LLC, ...

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