Pacific Northwest


UP president visits gorge

Railroad chief addresses safety issues

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Oil spill plan is being updated

Draft is online, public asked to leave comments

Crude oil refinery proposed

Trains would supply first refinery on Columbia

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Officials protest education budget

Opponents say achievement is tied to funding

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Beetles don’t make trees more likely to burn

Report says infested trees ignite same as healthy ones

Feds seek quake warning funds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.

Glitch triggers false victim notifications

SALEM (AP) — A “major technical glitch” in Oregon's crime victim notification system triggered thousands of false notices Friday evening about the release of inmates, including one on a notorious killer, officials and news reports said.

Southeast counties face drought

Declaration likely for 2 counties

Fifth UO student contracts contagious blood infection

EUGENE (AP) — A fifth student has developed the same contagious bacterial infection that killed one student and sickened three others this year, the University of Oregon said Thursday night.

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Bazinga Bots headed to regionals

The Bazinga Bots of The Dalles High School are one of 72 robotics teams from 12 states headed to the Western Regional Tournament March 27-29 in Oakland, Calif.

Bid to end daylight savings time

SALEM — The twice-a-year ritual of resetting clocks would come to an end under two bills introduced in the Oregon Senate. A Senate committee held a brief discussion of the issue Tuesday, but it did not vote on the bills.

Sex conference shut down

Questions remain unanswered

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Planning for the Big One

Early warning system being tested in Pacific Northwest

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Oregon dig uncovers ancient tool

GRANTS PASS — Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America. The find was announced Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which controls the land on which the site was found.

Mom accused of tossing son off bridge enters plea

NEWPORT (AP) — A former Hood River woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son to his death off a bridge on the Oregon coast last November has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.


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