Weather to Provide Relief to NW Wildfires

Posted by Associated Press on July 21, 2014
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WINTHROP, Wash. — Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.

While Sunday’s weather has slight improvements on the hot temperatures and gusty winds that have fueled the wildfires, the forecast for Monday …

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High Winds Push Growing Washington Wildfire

Posted by Associated Press on July 20, 2014
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WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.

Road closures and evacuations were changing regularly, as hot weather and winds with gusts up to 30 mph were pushing the fire over ridge tops and toward a cluster of small towns northeast …

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Explosion and Fire in Lake Oswego

Posted by Anna Erickson on July 20, 2014
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There was an explosion and fire at a local restaurant late Saturday night.  Around 11:30, fire crews got to Scratch Restaurant on A Avenue in downtown Lake Oswego to find the front windows blown into the street.  There was smoke coming from the building and a fire was burning in a room off of the main eating area.  Firefighters were …

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Body of Missing Man Found in Sandy River

Posted by Christina Kemp on July 19, 2014
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Troutdale, Ore. — He walked into the woods in Troutdale after a car crash back in February and was never seen from again. Now Police say 29-year-old Kyle Peterson was pulled from the Sandy River Friday afternoon.

“Our Sheriff’s Office river patrol deputies responded to the Sandy River after a day hiker walking his dog reported seeing what he thought was …

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First Governor’s Debate In Salem

Posted by Pat Boyle on July 18, 2014
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Salem, Oregon – Incumbent Governor John Kitzhaber and Republcan challenger, State Representative Dennis Richardson held their first debate in Salem today. They were asked 17 questions, including one  about the failed Columbia Crossing project. Kitzhaber said ” I make no apologies about the CRC. No one, including my opponent said well, we shouldn’t do the design …

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