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    For Christine Anderson, the morning she learned her home in Ashland, Oregon was lost to Jackson County’s Almeda Fire was simply surreal. “It looked like a bomb had dropped,” Anderson said. “Everything was flat. It was ashes. I almost did not recognize it. There was just nothing there.” A resident of Ashland’s Bear...
    TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation’s most celebrated wine regions with an ashy flavor that could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage. Wineries in California, Oregon and Washington have survived severe wildfires before, but the smoke from this year’s blazes has been especially...
    By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation's most celebrated wine regions with an ashy flavor that could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage. Wineries in California, Oregon and Washington have survived severe wildfires before, but the smoke from this...
    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A man who was arrested after allegedly driving a truck through a crowd of peaceful demonstrators during a May protest has been charged with federal gun crimes, authorities said. Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, of San Marino, was arrested Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could...
    SALEM, OREGON - Oregon's wildfires have "turned a corner" as firefighters continue to make significant progress containing the flames, but Oregonians still face a long road to recovery, Governor Kate Brown said Wednesday. Officials are hopeful that rain, which is expected during the next three days, will help in the fight against the remaining seven...
    By SARA CLINE, Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's wildfires have “turned a corner” as firefighters continue to make significant progress containing the flames, but Oregonians still face a long road to recovery, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday. Officials are hopeful that rain, which is expected during the next three days, will...
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As wildfires raged across Oregon, state officials sent out a statement saying 500,000 people had been evacuated to escape encroaching flames. The figure referenced in the Sept. 10 news release from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management was striking – representing more than 10% of Oregon’s population. The Associated Press and...
    By SARA CLINE, Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon economists presented a “shocking” and significantly improved revenue forecast Wednesday, which could leave the state's current budget nearly unscathed by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Despite the forecast, which is $2 billion more than predicted in May, officials say that the “economic pain...
    A trio of Oregon businesses say they will sue the state if it does not pay up for costly closures related to COVID-19 restrictions issued by Gov. Kate Brown. The three businesses, North Bend Lanes, Blush Salon & Spa, and the Wilsonville Family Fun Center, are represented by John DiLorenzo of the Davis Wright...
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As wildfires raged across Oregon, state officials sent out a statement saying 500,000 people had been evacuated to escape encroaching flames. The figure referenced in the Sept. 10 news release from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management was striking – representing more than 10% of Oregon’s population. The Associated Press and...
    The Creek Fire in California has become the state's single most massive wildfire in history, burning 286,519 acres in Fresno and Madera counties. Cal Fire said the Creek Fire, which ignited on Sept. 4, has destroyed 855 structures and damaged 71 others. Forty crews involving more than 3,100 personnel have managed to contain only 32 percent...
    AUDREY Roloff shared a picture of her "marriage mission statement" as she celebrated her sixth wedding anniversary with her husband Jeremy. The parents-of-two spent the day bike riding and enjoying their local Oregon wine country. 6Audrey Roloff shared a picture of her ‘marriage mission statement’ as she celebrated her sixth wedding anniversary with her husband...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Lottery games in Portland and on the coast went dark after damage caused by wildfires. Matt Shelby, an Oregon Lottery spokesperson, said 95 retailers in the Portland area and 25 on the northern Oregon coast lost connection to lottery games when fires damaged the Century Link fiberoptic cables the businesses...
    As evacuations continue in some Oregon communities due to ongoing wildfires, a volunteer firefighter is warning about why it's still too dangerous for many to come home. The Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service said that more than 9,000 firefighters are still battling large wildfires across Oregon and Washington. In Oregon, fires have...
    Citizens patrols such as this one near the rural Oregon town of Corbett were encouraged by a Multnomah County sheriff's sergeant, as long as they didn't create roadblocks. Just as it became engulfed in a controversy over its handling of vigilante “citizens patrols” that have appeared in rural areas to defend against the nonexistent threat...
    Actress Drew Barrymore surprised an Oregon fire chief who had lost her home to a wildfire with $10,000. Barrymore had Christiana Rainbow Plews on her talk show Monday where she presented her with the money. WATCH: “I know it’s not enough but just a little start to say that you are an inspiration to...
    Drew Barrymore gifted the Oregon fire chief who lost her home while battling the wildfires $10,000 — reducing the shocked firefighter to tears on her new show. The actress left Christiana Rainbow Plews, 50, holding her hands to her face as she presented the Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Chief with the check on “The...
    ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — A man incarcerated in an Oregon prison died Monday after testing positive for COVID-19, officials said. The Oregon Department of Corrections said Tuesday that the man between 80 and 85 years old died at a hospital. He had been incarcerated at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, officials said. As...
    An Oregon sheriff's office made 21 arrests for theft and trespassing over the past two weeks in evacuation zones ravaged by wildfires.  Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that between 6am on September 8 and 4pm September 21, deputies made the arrests in Level 2 and Level 3 evacuation zones as looters hoped to steal...
    Drew Barrymore gifted the Oregon fire chief who lost her home while battling the wildfires $10,000 — reducing the shocked firefighter to tears on her new show. The actress left Christiana Rainbow Plews, 50, holding her hands to her face as she presented the Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Chief with the check on “The Drew...
    Drew talks with Fire Chief Christiana Rainbow Plews, who lost her own home and fire station during the Oregon wildfires as she saved lives, and surprises her with a $10k check.     Watch THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW, weekdays at 4 p.m. on CBS 62. Related
    Lawmakers in Ann Arbor, Mich., voted unanimously Monday to decriminalize psychedelic plants and fungi. The city council voted in favor of a resolution that makes investigating or arresting anyone in the purchase, seizure, growing, cultivation or distribution of entheogenic plants or plant compounds the lowest priority of local law enforcement, AnnArbor.com reported. The move effectively decriminalizes substances...
    An Oregon sheriff’s department arrested 21 people in Level 2 and 3 wildfire evacuation zones over the past two weeks on various charges involving alleged looters accused of trespassing and stealing property left behind by homeowners who fled from the blaze. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that from 6 a.m. Sept. 8 to 4 p.m. Sept....
    DETROIT LAKE, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians are grieving the loss of some of their most treasured natural places after wildfires wiped out campgrounds, hot springs and wooded retreats that have been touchstones for generations in a state known for its unspoiled beauty. The flames that destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least nine people...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press DETROIT LAKE, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians are grieving the loss of some of their most treasured natural places after wildfires wiped out campgrounds, hot springs and wooded retreats that have been touchstones for generations in a state known for its unspoiled beauty. The flames that destroyed hundreds of homes and...
    Authorities say a wrong-way driver was involved in a three-car crash on northbound Interstate 5 in Portland, Oregon, leaving one person dead, another injured and the highway closed for about two hours. KOIN reports the wrong-way driver was reported around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday and as police were responding, there was a report of a crash...
    This year's destructive wildfire season will land the state of Oregon a $25 million payout as part of its unique deal with an English insurance market. Joy Krawczyk, public affairs manager of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), said on Monday that the department estimates the gross costs of the state's wildfires stand at...
    A Oregon man showing off his handgun to a pal inside a supermarket accidentally blasted himself in the groin Sunday night, a report said. Nicholas Ellingford, 29, fired off the unintentional shot from his Glock 9mm while waiting to checkout at McKay’s Market in Lincoln City, the Oregonian reported , citing police. The gun...
    An Oregon man who was in line at a supermarket Sunday accidentally shot himself in the groin while showing off a handgun and just missed hitting his femoral artery, a report said, citing police. PORTLAND PROTESTS RESUME AFTER WILDFIRE HIATUS WITH GINSBURG VIGIL, MORE VANDALISM The Oregonian newspaper reported that police said Nicholas J. Ellingford, 29, accidentally pulled the...
    By SARA CLINE, Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The number of fatalities from Oregon’s recent wildfires has increased to nine people, the state's Office of Emergency Management confirmed Monday. Fires continued to rage across the West Coast Monday. The Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service reported Monday that 27 large wildfires...
    LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police say an Oregon man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself while flaunting a handgun at a Lincoln City supermarket. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the mishap happened Sunday night when Nicholas J. Ellingford brandished his Glock 9mm in the checkout line at McKay’s Market on U.S. 101 and tried to...
    They’re not kidding around. An Oregon town has unleashed a special team of more than 200 goats to help reduce the risk of fires as a series of catastrophic infernos have broken out across the state. Forest Grove, which is a town 25 miles east of Portland, sent the herd out to graze on...
    BEVERLY (CBS) -– The volunteers from the Massachusetts Task Force 1 returned from their week-long mission to Oregon where wildfires have burned through more than one million acres of land. The 25-member search and rescue crew, based out of Beverly, was sent in to survey the damage and to search for the missing. They are...
    Portland protesters returned to the streets over the weekend — after a brief respite due to raging West Coast wildfires, according to reports. About 200 Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered in the Oregon city around 9 p.m. Saturday and marched through downtown, at times smashing store windows and tagging buildings with graffiti, Fox News...
    At least six men in Oregon have been accused of intentionally setting blazes during the state’s devastating wildfire season, according to a report. There is no evidence that the suspects were motivated by politics, despite conspiracies that such an animus has fueled the fires that have burned more than a million acres, Oregon Lives...
    At least six men in Oregon have been accused of intentionally setting blazes during the state’s devastating wildfire season, according to a report. There is no evidence that the suspects were motivated by politics, despite conspiracies that such an animus has fueled the fires that have burned more than a million acres, Oregon Lives reported....
    Over 60 captive elephants have been confirmed as infected with a human strain of tuberculosis (TB) since the mid-1990s. Many have died from the disease. It’s time to end elephant captivity to help stop the spread of TB. According to National Geographic reporting, an estimate of 5 to 6 percent of 400 elephants in US...
    (Reuters) - Firefighters in the Pacific Northwest got a helping hand from cooler, damp weather in their battle against an array of deadly wildfires on Saturday, even as uncooperative winds in Southern California spread another landscape-scorching blaze. The weather shift, which followed intermittently heavy showers on Friday, helped more than 9,000 personnel fight 29 wildfires...
    Donald Trump this week retweeted a satirical video promoting the hoax claim that 'antifa arsonists' were responsible for wildfires on the West Coast. The latest right-wing “antifa” hoax—namely, the claim that leftist arsonists have been secretly behind the wildfires that have swept the West Coast this month—is now being broadcast to millions of people. It...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY BRAD BROOKS Intermittently heavy showers brought some relief to flame-stricken western Oregon on Friday, helping firefighters to further subdue deadly blazes that have ravaged much of the state and choked its air with smoke for...