Bystanders rescue boy swept down Oregon river

SALEM — Bystanders rescued a 4-year-old boy who was swept down a river at the North Fork County Park recreation area. The Marion County Sheriff's Office says the boy was standing with his father ...

Fishing vessel sinks at marina near mouth of Columbia River

WARRENTON — The Coast Guard says a commercial fishing boat has sunk and is leaking fuel at a marina in northwestern Oregon, near the mouth of the Columbia River. The agency says it received word ...

Ex-Oregon governor and fiancee face ethics investigation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has voted to a do full investigation into whether Cylvia Hayes used her relationship as the fiancee of former Gov. John Kitzhaber to ...

Helicopters to drop trout into Oregon's high mountain lakes

SALEM — More than 350,000 fingerling trout are being dropped from helicopters into lakes across the mountains of Oregon. The goal of this week's drop is to offer fishing opportunities to those willing ...

Fish ladder to help salmon and steelhead in Oregon

LA GRANDE — A fish ladder being constructed this summer at La Grande Reservoir aims to restore salmon and steelhead populations in a previously inaccessible stream channel in Beaver Creek. The stream ...

Officer cleared in shooting of Bend driver

BEND — A police officer who fatally shot a motorist in Bend, Oregon, last December will not be charged with a crime, the Oregon Department of Justice said Tuesday. The agency said in a letter obtained ...

27,000 gallons of sewage spill into Portland creek

PORTLAND — The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services says about 27,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a creek on Sunday. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the sewage spilled into Woods Creek ...

Portland activist issued arrest warrant

PORTLAND — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Portland activist after officials say he violated his release agreement for sex abuse charges. Twenty-three-year-old Micah Rhodes is accused of ...

Man accused of stabbing co-worker at pot grow operation

JACKSONVILLE — A 28-year-old Medford man is facing attempted murder and other charges after authorities say he stabbed a co-worker at a marijuana grow operation. The Jackson County Sheriff's ...

Camel among southwest Oregon shooting victims

CAVE JUNCTION — An Oregon preservation center says a camel has died after being injured in a southwestern Oregon shooting last week. The camel named Camille was standing across the highway when ...

Lawmakers pass $5.3B plan to upgrade Oregon roads, transit

SALEM — A $5.3 billion plan to modernize Oregon's transportation and public transit systems over the next decade has passed the Oregon Legislature with bipartisan support after a final 22-7 vote in the state Senate on Thursday.

Rainbow Family, Forest Service disagree on festival impact

JOHN DAY — If you spend enough time at prayer circles organized by the Rainbow Family of Living Light, you'll likely hear the Legend of the Rainbow Warriors, which refers to a group of people from all races and creeds who rise up to save the Earth during a time of environmental crisis.The legend refers to the Rainbow Family, a disparate counterculture community that has brought around 15,000 people to the Malheur National Forest north of Burns to camp, barter, pray, spin fire and more for a week.

Oregon lawmakers pass controversial abortion bill

SALEM — Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and a variety of other reproductive services at no cost to the patient under a $10 million reproductive health bill approved by the state Legislature.

House passes major transportation bill

SALEM  — The Oregon House passed a transportation bill Wednesday with new taxes and fees that would raise $3.8 billion over seven years for repairs to the state's roads and bridges. House ...

Idaho officials consider changes to dredge mining rules

LEWISTON, Idaho — Idaho officials are considering altering rules for suction dredge mining on the South Fork of the Clearwater River just before the monthlong season is set to begin. At the Tenmile ...

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