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Fire danger extends into the fall, foresters warn

The Oregon Department of Forestry contends that, whether it’s human nature or just wishful thinking, people tend to relax their guard against wildfire at the first signs of the seasonal transition into fall.

Cover Oregon consultant bills state about $600,000

PORTLAND (AP) — The turnaround expert hired to fix Cover Oregon has stayed longer than expected, did more than planned and has left behind a big bill.

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Warm Springs pupils get new school building

WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — New, beautiful schools tend to look a lot alike. There's the entrance with lots of windows, which invite not only light but also help enhance security. Classrooms are centered on open areas, where students can collaborate and move around, while Smart Boards and projectors have replaced chalk and dusty erasers.

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Officer shoots woman at Oregon gas station

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman was shot by police Thursday after pointing a replica handgun at them following a car chase, authorities said.

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Oregon spotted frog to be protected as threatened

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Twenty-three years after it was first proposed for protection by the Endangered Species Act, the Oregon spotted frog is being listed as a threatened species.

Environmental groups seek wolf rules

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday asked Gov. Jay Inslee to push for the creation of strict rules limiting when wolves can be killed in response to livestock depredations.

Swimmer found dead in central Oregon pond

ALFALFA, Ore. (AP) — The Deschutes County sheriff's office says a 66-year-old Bend, Oregon, man has been found dead in a central Oregon pond.

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Suspect arrested in shooting of Klamath deputy

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting a Klamath County sheriff's deputy in the face during a traffic stop was arrested Thursday after a nearly 18-hour manhunt, and the wounded deputy's condition has improved from critical to serious.

Van collides with Portland streetcar

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A police spokesman says a van driver who reports that his brakes failed has collided with a northbound streetcar in downtown Portland. One person aboard the streetcar reported an injury.

Note left for sex assault victim leads to arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an apology note with a phone number left outside the door of an Oregon sexual assault victim has led to a man's arrest.

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Smoke lessens from wildfires in Oregon Cascades

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the Oregon Cascade Range wildfires blamed for making the air unhealthy over a wide area has lessened, a spokeswoman for fire crews said Thursday night.

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See Spot saved with oxygen masks

EUGENE — When firefighters respond to a house fire in the Eugene-Springfield area, they’ll now be better prepared to rescue not only human victims of smoke inhalation, but furry friends in distress as well.

Threat made against Hood River toll bridge

The Hood River toll bridge was shut down for a time Wednesday night after the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office dispatch received a bomb threat by phone. In a call at 10:11 p.m., the caller told the dispatcher a bomb would detonate on the bridge in 20 minutes, then disconnected. The bridge is owned by the Port of Hood River.

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Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue.

Wolf pack is 1 attack near limit for kill order

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's wolf packs is one livestock attack away from becoming the first to be considered for a kill order under the state's unique rules.

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