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California condor eggs laid at Oregon Zoo boost recovery for the endangered species

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First, California condors nearly went extinct from poaching, lead poisoning and habitat destruction. Then the California wildfires last summer threatened to devastate their recovering wild population. Now, hope is ...

Federal judge moves Oregon prisoners ahead of seniors on Covid-19 vaccination list

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A federal judge ruled that Oregon must offer Covid-19 vaccinations to all prison inmates immediately -- putting them ahead of the state's senior citizens in line for the limited supply of vaccines. In an order issue...

How Oregon just proved Donald Trump isn’t going anywhere

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On Monday night, the Oregon Republican Party issued a formal condemnation of the 10 House Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the violent insurrection at the ...

Legislator says he has been threatened after security video allegedly shows him opening an Oregon Capitol building door for protesters

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Security footage released Friday shows protesters entering the Oregon Capitol last month after a Republican state legislator allegedly opened a side door and walked out. Oregon State Police have opened an investigat...

Officials claim Oregon legislator allowed protesters into state Capitol building during closed session

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A Republican state legislator may have let protesters into the Oregon Capitol last month during a closed session, according to state police and officials, resulting in a showdown that left two people arrested. "Oreg...

A person who went to work while sick is likely the cause of two separate Covid-19 outbreaks in Oregon

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Officials in Oregon say a "superspreader action" is likely behind two recent Covid-19 outbreaks in the state. The action in question: A person knowingly went to work while sick and later tested positive for the viru...

A surfer is injured in a shark attack in Oregon

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An unlucky surfer had a rare encounter with a shark along the Oregon coast. The surfer -- identified only as an adult male -- was riding the waves at Seaside Cove on Sunday when a shark set upon him, biting him in ...

A man fatally shot a teenager in Oregon for playing loud music Thanksgiving week

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A man in Oregon fatally shot a teenager Thanksgiving week after getting upset that the 19-year-old was playing music loudly in the parking lot of an inn that the two were staying at, police said. Robert Paul Keegan,...

Oregon becomes the first state to decriminalize small amounts of heroin and other street drugs

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Oregon has become the first state in the nation to decriminalize the possession and personal use of all drugs. Voters in the state approved Measure 110 on Wednesday, CNN projected, and the initiative also expands ac...

An Oregon hiker fell off of a cliff to his death while posing for a photograph

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A hiker died after falling from a cliff into the ocean on Sunday in Oregon's Oswald West State Park, becoming the latest person to lose their life while trying to snap a scenic photograph. Steven Gastelum, 43, walke...

A boy sent his Baby Yoda doll to Oregon firefighters. Now they take it on their calls

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When 5-year-old Carver learned about the wildfires ravaging his home state of Oregon, he told his grandmother Sasha Tinning he wanted to do something to help the heroes on the front lines. So, when Tinning heard ab...

Multiple people dead after shots were fired in Oregon hostage situation

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Multiple people died during a hostage situation that unfolded in Salem, Oregon, Monday afternoon, officials said. Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a possible hostage situation ...

Oregon is trying a furry approach to firefighting: goats

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An Oregon city has employed a specialized team to reduce the risk of wildfires-- and each member has four hooves. Forest Grove, a city 25 miles east of Portland, is using a herd of 230 vegetation-eating goats as a ...

3 people arrested in Oregon accused of setting up illegal roadblocks near wildfire evacuation zones

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Three people in Multnomah County, Oregon, are accused of setting up an illegal roadblock north of the Riverside Fire evacuation zone this week. The Sheriff's Office says Joshua Smith, Travis Lucky and Michael Meier ...

Oregon environmentalist George Atiyeh remains missing after wildfire destroys his home

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An Oregon environmentalist who fought to protect the pristine Opal Creek Wilderness has been missing since a devastating wildfire swept through his home in the Oregon woods last week. George Atiyeh, the 72-year-old ...

Oregon man arrested after starting brush fire with Molotov cocktail accused of setting six more after he was released, police say

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An Oregon man was arrested after he admitted to setting a brush fire along a highway, police said, as wildfires burn through large swaths of the West Coast. Then, they said, he set six more. Domingo Lopez Jr., 45, w...

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