PORTLAND (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a state review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.
TWISP, Wash. (AP) — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.
Not clear how many new starts may grow into large fires.
PORTLAND — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has strained the capacity of the revamped network that was endorsed as a potential national model, locking out some patients, forcing others to wait months for medical appointments and prompting a spike in emergency room visits, which state officials had been actively seeking to avoid.
PORTLAND (AP) — The mystery of the dead honeybees in Clackamas County will take a little longer to solve. The Oregon Department of Agriculture says it collected dead bees from four locations to screen for pesticides, but has yet to test them because the lab is backed up with other projects. Agency spokesman Bruce Pokarney told the Statesman Journal newspaper that tests results might be ready within the next couple of weeks.
HILLSBORO (AP) — There’s mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn’t involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we’re talking pastry here — maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard.
Trayvon Bromell is making bold predictions for the junior world track championships this week.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.
OSO, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of pieces of personal property have been recovered from the site of the March 22 mudslide near Oso.
PORTLAND (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber says he cleaned house after the Cover Oregon failure by removing three officials responsible for the botched health insurance website.
Fire authorities on the Shaniko Butte Fire reported reduced danger to the Deschutes River corridor over the weekend and opened the river between Trout Creek and Long Bend about 10 miles south of Maupin.
Currently 19 uncontained large wildfires are burning across Oregon and Washington, with 12 of the fires in Oregon. Large fires within ODF’s protection jurisdiction include:
SALEM (AP) — Salem police say a Polk County, Oregon, sheriff’s sergeant has died in a traffic crash on state Highway 22.
ARLINGTON (AP) — Waste Management is doubling capacity at its landfill gas power plant south of Arlington, generating more energy for homes and businesses 260 miles away in Seattle.
Kustom Products sold defective Kiowa parts