Pacific Northwest


Dog rescued, survived fall off 200-foot cliff

BONNEVILLE (AP) — A volunteer team has rescued a dog that fell off a 200-foot cliff in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Drought drains lake, reveals Ashland history in the mud

SHLAND (AP) — As Jeff LaLande picks through the old spark plugs, brakes and other debris where Klamath Junction used to be, he thinks about those who worked at this highway service station inundated 54 years ago by Emigrant Lake.

Oregon cave containing human DNA dubbed historic

GRANTS PASS. (AP) — A cave in Oregon’s high desert where archaeologists have found the earliest DNA evidence of human habitation in North America has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Paisley Five Mile Point Caves are part of a lava formation outside the community of Paisley in south-central Oregon.

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Mystic was a rescue vessel for U.S. sailors

Sandy River Delta closes nights

HOOD RIVER — The USDA Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area will implement night closure of the Sandy River Delta parking lot and access road beginning on the evening of Oct. 10. The parking lot and access road

Eagle Creek salmon camera online

HOOD RIVER — Fisheries personnel have placed an underwater webcam in a salmon spawning pool of Eagle Creek, a tributary to the Columbia River west of Hood River, where Chinook and Coho gather prior to spawning.

Oregon coast town sees rise in illegal campers

CANNON BEACH — (AP) A perusal of the Cannon Beach Police Department log reveals that the most common violation involves people trying to camp on public property within city limits overnight.

Handcuffed man escapes in Clark County

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police in Clark County are still looking for a fugitive who escaped in handcuffs Thursday after he was helped out of a deputy’s patrol car.

Portland police say transients mugged 4 on bridge

RTLAND (AP) — Portland police say two men suspected of mugging four pedestrians on the Burnside Bridge appear to be transients who attacked the victims while they were walking by.

Police seek painting stolen from Eugene

EUGENE — (AP) Eugene police detectives are attempting to find a stolen painting and reunite it with its owners, who transported the painting on its own paid-for airplane seat all the way from Vietnam.

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Nez Perce Trail gets another look

Forest Service invites comment on trail site

Judge tosses sneaker warning suit

PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon judge needed less than a half hour to dismiss a $100 million lawsuit filed by an imprisoned pimp who contended Nike should have included a consumer warning on the sneakers the man used to beat a prostitute’s customer.

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2010 bomb plot leads to a 30 year sentence

Portland man given 30 years

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Mount St. Helens dome-building eruption recalled

LONGVIEW, Wash. — Ten years ago, Mount St. Helens awoke from an 18-year geological slumber.

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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

GRANTS PASS — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.


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