Oregon mask requirements expanded as COVID cases rise

By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As the total number of COVID-19 cases in Oregon nears 40,000 people, health officials announced Monday that face-covering requirements ...

Oregon reports 418 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths as cases spike at 'alarming rate'

By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The transmission rate of COVID-19 continues to increase as Oregon health officials announced an additional 418 new confirmed ...

Lynnette Shaw

Shaw criticized for voters' pamphlet error in run for Oregon HD24

While at the University of Minnesota, she studied public health, biology, and women's studies. Just to clarify from your email, she did not receive that degree and that's the issue. Below is a statement Lynnette put out last week with a more in-depth explanation of what happened:

Democratic two-thirds majority in Oregon not out of reach

By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Senate President Peter Courtney stood at the dais in March. He was exhausted, furious and disheartened as he looked ...

Oregon records largest one-day COVID-19 case count

UPDATE, Sept. 28: OHA on Saturday reported an additional 277 COVID-19 cases and 4 more deaths, and on Sunday reported 242 more cases and one death.By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, ...

Lightning storm, easterly wind: How West Coast wildfires got so bad

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern and Central California, ...

Oregon reduces number of confirmed wildfire fatalities

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon have reduced the confirmed number of fatalities from recent wildfires in the state from 10 to eight. The state’s Office of Emergency Management on ...

Gaston fire file photo

Seeping under doors, bad air from West's fires won't ease up

By SARA CLINE and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through ...

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

By ANDREW SELSKY and ADAM BEAM Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states’ Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes ...

Wildfires intensify economic pain in the West

  By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy ...

Western fires raise fight over climate change before Trump's visit

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — With crews battling wildfires that have killed at least 35 people, destroyed neighborhoods and enveloped ...

Winds a worry as death toll reaches 33 from West Coast fires

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and SARA CLINE Associated Press BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, ...

Better weather aids battle against deadly Western wildfire

By ANDREW SELSKY and SARA CLINE Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Diminishing winds and rising humidity helped firefighters battling deadly blazes in Oregon and California, but with dozens of ...

Photo from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

Fires without precedent rage in usually cool, wet Northwest

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press PHOENIX, Ore. (AP) — Numerous wildfires burned in Oregon's forested valleys and along the coast, destroying hundreds of homes and causing mass ...

Pacific Northwest fires approach Portland

[Updated at 3 p.m. with additional details, governor's remarks] By GILLIAN FLACCUS and SARA CLINE Associated Press ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — Windblown wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest ...

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