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Law enforcement leaders around the country have said in recent years that fewer people want to be peace officers, a trend that was reinforced after the death of Black man George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis in May. But in Oregon, the number of people taking the state’s 16-week basi…

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A political action committee backing a ballot measure aimed at taxing tobacco products racked up the largest contributions so far for the Nov. 3 election, state records showed Tuesday.

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Even as thousands of firefighters continue to suppress dozens of wildfires spread over 1 million acres, Gov. Kate Brown and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden called separately for actions to help Oregon recover from the current fires and prevent them in the future.

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Inmates of Deer Ridge Correctional Institution near Madras rebelled overnight Friday in response to smoky conditions and poor ventilation, kicking open the doors in their housing units in what prison officials have called a “protest” and inmates have called a “riot.”

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Dozens of people are missing as state officials look for those who may have stayed behind in the over 1 million acres that have burned in major wildfires across Oregon since Monday.

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Most Oregon and tri-county voters have negative views of the ongoing political protests in violence, according to a survey released by DHM Research on Thursday, Sept. 10.

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REDMOND — In the parking lot of the Super 8 motel, Ray Mount and his family waited Wednesday to hear if their home in Idanha was spared from one of the many wildfires burning 374,522 acres on the western side of Oregon.

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High temperatures and powerful winds continued to fuel dozens of wildfires across Oregon on Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of acres have been scorched and thousands of Oregonians have fled their homes.

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Wind-driven wildfires turned daytime skies orange Tuesday across the Willamette Valley, closed a portion of Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon, left thousands without power and led to the evacuation of residents from homes and inmates from state prisons.

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Over breakfast recently, a longtime Oregon Democrat and political observer mused that Gov. Kate Brown’s muddled response to the pandemic — including the state’s Employment Department fiasco — could finally undo the politician he calls “Teflon Kate.”

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Elk are an iconic species in the Pacific Northwest. The animals are valued as a cultural resource by American Indian tribes, and elk viewing and hunting bring economic and social benefits to many rural communities. Elk forage on grasses, shrubs, and other early-seral vegetation. As timber ha…

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Oregon will stay under the COVID-19 state of emergency in place since March until Nov. 3, Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday.

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A $62 million relief fund is now accepting applications from Black residents picking up the pieces after the novel coronavirus shattered lives and livelihoods across Oregon.