It’s Toxic

Posted by Mike Turner on September 19, 2014
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The Oregon Health Authority expanded a health advisory on the Willamette River.

Test results show that the blue-green algae is one of a toxic species. They now recommend people avoid all contact with river water from Ross Island to the south end of Sauvie Island.
Pets should also be kept out of the river. The algae is especially dangerous to dogs, in …

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Wild Fire Ignites Near Hagg Lake; Evacuations Ordered

Posted by Christina Kemp on September 19, 2014
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Gaston, Ore. — The Scoggins Creek Fire has grown to more than 300 acres. Crews made headway on the fire overnight and the blaze is now 20 % contained.

Governor Kitzhaber  has declared the blaze a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

Photo from Michael Bernards ‏@michaelbinfg

Level III …

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Toxic Algae Confirmed in Willamette River

Posted by Associated Press on September 19, 2014
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Photo from Keely Chalmers, KGW News.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – State health officials have confirmed the presence of toxic blue-green algae in the Willamette River near downtown Portland.

The Oregon Health Authority says an advisory recommending that people and pets stay out of the water stretches from Ross Island to the south end of Sauvie Island.

No public drinking water comes from the …

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$500 Reward To Catch The Person Who Stole Her

Posted by Steve Leader on September 19, 2014
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Photos courtesy: Oregon Humane Society

Imagine the heartbreak of waiting to meet the shelter puppy you’ve had your eye on to adopt.  And then, being told the puppy has been stolen from the shelter.

The Oregon Humane Society says it happened Tuesday, when someone stole Marlowe. 

The female puppy is an Australian shepherd/pitbull mix, described as affectionate and playful.

David Lytle, with the …

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