BANDON — Proposed rules that would restrict smoking of tobacco products on the ocean shore recreation area will be open for public comment through Aug. 29. Comments will be taken by email and through a series of four public hearings in August.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County sheriff has declined a request to escort state grain inspectors past picket lines in a long-running contract dispute between a Vancouver, Wash., grain terminal and a union.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County sheriff's office says a woman shot and killed her boyfriend Tuesday night during a domestic dispute in Vancouver.
SALEM (AP) — Cuts in retiree benefits and investment returns that beat expectations have eased the pressure on rates that governments pay to finance public pensions in Oregon.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) An Oregon firefighter died in a fall while on a break from battling a wildfire in the southern Cascade Range, officials said.
SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old voucher program that allowed homeless people to get free hot showers at the city pool in Seaside has come to an end because authorities are worried about risks to children and others who might be vulnerable.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — With a 2-1 vote, Clark County commissioners have approved placing an advisory vote on November's ballot to gauge public interest on a third bridge over the Columbia River.
SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man in a Silverton home.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal agency said Wednesday it will release extra water into Northern California's Klamath and Trinity rivers once salmon start dying from drought-related disease, but not before.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Lane County jury has indicted a 42-year-old Eugene man on charges that he killed two acquaintances and set fire to their rural home at Creswell.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 32-year-old woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for helping a couple get rid of a victim's vehicle during a three-state killing spree.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an 18-year-old man who was reported missing from a wilderness program in a remote area of Lake County in central Oregon.
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — It's been a week since 38-year-old Jennifer Huston of Dundee disappeared, and searchers are running out of leads.
BANKS, Oregon (AP) — A two-alarm fire has damaged the West Oregon Wood Products business in Banks, which makes pellets for wood stoves.