Pacific Northwest


Military looks at Guard misconduct

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pentagon officials will conduct a federal investigation of allegations of sexual abuse by Alaska National Guard members, a spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday.

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Slide survivor tells of ‘wave’ of mud hitting home

DARRINGTON, Wash. — The roar of the hillside collapsing was so loud that Robin Youngblood thought an airplane had crashed. But when she looked out the window of her mobile home, all she saw was a wall of mud racing across her beloved river valley toward her home.

Storm raises risk of landslides in Columbia Rive Gorge

PORTLAND — The National Weather Service anticipates a strong, wet storm for northwest Oregon and southwest Washington tonight, which could mean landslide potential in the Columbia River Gorge.

Mudslide recovery brings tears to searchers

DARRINGTON, Wash. — As firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso, he soon realized that the search party had a close connection to the victim: The dead man’s son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

Small quakes shake Mt. Hood

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon state geologists say they’ve been watching a recent swarm of small earthquakes on Mount Hood. KGW-TV reports the quakes started Sunday evening and have been occurring right beneath Government Camp.

Marijuana off limits in Washington to military personnel

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — As Washington prepares to open its first retail marijuana stores in the next few months, tens of thousands of military service members have been warned not to shop in any of them.

Group pressures governor on coal export

Sierra Club steps up effort over facility

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Help for WA mudslide victims

Agencies offer funds to help search efforts and rebuilding

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Robbery suspect wounded, arrested in Eugene

EUGENE — Passers-by helped subdue a man Saturday afternoon after he allegedly tried to rob an armored truck and was shot multiple times by one of the truck’s guards in front of the Albertsons supermarket at 55 Division Ave. in Eugene’s Santa Clara Square.

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It’s gone.’ Community copes with deadly mudslide

OSO, Wash. — First there was a “whoosh.” Elaine Young said she thought it might be a chimney fire, a rush of air that lasted about 45 seconds. But when she stepped outside there was ominous silence. Something felt very, very wrong.

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Hidden gem: Oregon’s Niagara Falls are spectacular

Few people have even heard of this spectacular Siuslaw Forest hideaway

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Elk research under way at Fort Clatsop on Oregon coast

Herds benefit park ecology and story

Wash. demands pumping of Hanford tank

Officials say it’s clear Energy Dept. not timely

Save a life over spring break

Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Transportation urge all drivers to drive safely and save lives during the spring break period, March 22-30.

Gov. John Kitzhaber seeks Cover Oregon shake-up

SALEM — Oregon’s Gov. John Kitzhaber asked for a shake-up of Cover Oregon’s top leadership Thursday after an independent investigation found that state managers had repeatedly failed to heed reports about problems that prevented the online health insurance exchange from launching on time.


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