Oregon

Death toll from Northwest heat wave expected to keep rising

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SEATTLE — Each day, more deaths are being linked to the heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest this past week, with medical staff...

As wildfires rage, Biden will raise federal firefighter pay

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to temporarily raise pay for federal firefighters to ensure that no one fighting wildland fires is making...

Latest reopenings mark return to business in mainland US

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon and Washington on Wednesday lifted most of their COVID-19 restrictions to become two of the last states to broadly ease...

Maine course: Error sends dumpling machine to wrong Portland

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PORTLAND, Maine — Trying to fill this dumpling order left one business in a pinch: A common but disruptive shipping error sent a custom...

Rolling blackouts for parts of US Northwest amid heat wave

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The unprecedented Northwest U.S. heat wave that slammed Seattle and Portland, Oregon, moved inland Tuesday — prompting a electrical utility in...

Rental assistance fell victim to politics, bureaucracy

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Before the pandemic hit, Jacqueline Bartley, a mother of two girls and a boy, had a comfortable life. Then the 41-year-old lost her job...

‘Not fun’: Northwest heat wave builds, all-time records fall

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon's largest city broke its all-time heat record on Saturday. It could beat the new mark on Sunday. ...

US seeks ways to recruit, retain wildland firefighters

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BOISE, Idaho — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire...

Nike shares surge premarket on N. American sales, outlook

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Nike's shares are soaring before the opening bell Friday, as the footwear and clothing company posted record fiscal fourth-quarter sales in North America and...

Testosterone rule keeps transgender runner out of trials

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EUGENE, Ore. — Transgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women's 400-meter hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials because Telfer...