Pacific Northwest


Grandpa rescues twins from Ore. RV fire

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Family members who escaped from a burning recreational vehicle in the Salem, Oregon, area say a grandfather went back into the burning camper to save two 11-year-old twin grandchildren. KPTV reports ( ) that Chris Laing is recovering in a Portland hospital from second- and third-degree burns to his arms and blisters on his head and feet.

One reported killed in Portland apartment fire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man has reportedly died in an apartment fire in southeast Portland. KGW also reports ( ) firefighters pulled a woman and child from another apartment early Friday.

Oregon Caves expansion back before Congress

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Congress is again considering legislation to expand the Oregon Caves National Monument nearly tenfold.

Coast Guard rescues 3 on Oregon coast

GARIBALDI, Ore. (AP) — When a 14-foot boat capsized in front of the Coast Guard's Tillamook Bay station at Garibaldi on the north Oregon coast, guardsmen swung into action, rescuing two children and one adult.

Prisoner convicted of second inmate attack

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An inmate who told FBI agents he was "at war with the world" has been convicted a second time for attacks on other inmates at the federal prison in Yamhill County.

Public records training required in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Understanding how the state's public records and open meeting laws work is no longer an option for elected local officials in Washington. It's a requirement.

Boeing seals $56B Emirates Airline order

NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing has finalized a $56 billion agreement to build 150 777X aircraft for Dubai's Emirates Airline. The order's value is based on list prices, which can vary greatly after negotiations.

Inslee submits ideas for new water-quality rules

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed toughening the state's clean water rules by setting a fish-consumption rate that would be among the highest in the nation.

Metal thefts hit Moses Lake farms, ranches

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Metal thieves are hitting some ranches and farms in Grant County. The sheriff's office says there have been five thefts recently of steel and aluminum livestock corral panels in the Moses Lake area.

Medical examiner: 3 skulls donated to thrift store

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials in Washington state are searching for the person who donated three human skulls to a thrift store in a Seattle suburb.

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Pot gives Oregonians a reason to visit neighbor

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Legal pot means Portlandia is going to get to know "The Couv" a little better. Mayor Tim Leavitt cut a green ribbon outside Main Street Marijuana on Wednesday, opening the doors to the first recreational marijuana store in Vancouver. The city in southwest Washington is just a 10-mile drive from downtown Portland. Culturally, however, it is many miles apart, and Portlanders say they have little reason to cross the I-5 bridge to visit their suburban neighbors.

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Nuclear site workers test thousands of air samples

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — About 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem, Hanford officials said Wednesday.

Lost hiker in Columbia River Gorge found safe

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Searchers have found a woman who was lost on a hike near Horsetail Falls in the Columbia River Gorge about 30 miles east of Portland.

Feds to clean site of 1976 ‘Atomic Man’ accident

SPOKANE, Wash.— Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — the site of a 1976 blast that exposed a technician to a massive dose of radiation, which led to him being nicknamed the “Atomic Man.”

Fired workers’ comp CEO plans to sue agency

SALEM (AP) — The man fired as leader of Oregon’s workers compensation agency after just three months on the job has filed notice that he plans to sue over his ouster.


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