Oregons' Version of Obamacare will not start on time and that has one Congressman concerned. Congressman Greg Walden held a forum with hospital staff at Providence Medical Center in Medford to get input on how the President's health care plan will impact them.Read More »
Forestry officials are reporting steady progress today on the wildfires burning around the region. Thanks to some clearing, helicopters were able to make water drops on hot spots in the 2,020 acre Labrador Fire. As they are with other fires, managers are keeping a watchful eye for lightning strikes, as thunderstorms remain in the forecast. A red flag is being issued.Read More »
A memorial service will be held Saturday in Albany for Jesse Trader, the firefighter who died at a southern Oregon wildfire.
The public service will be held at the West Albany High School football stadium.Read More »
Firefighters and rainfall have blunted a grass fire threatening the Eastern Oregon town John Day.
The National Weather Service says the overnight showers, two of them, amounted to about a tenth of an inch.
That dampened the grass and slowed the flames enough for authorities to lift the be-ready-to-leave notices given to neighborhoods at the edge of town of 1,700 people.
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Multnomah County authorities say a hiker lost overnight in the Columbia Gorge was found Friday morning.
The sheriff's office says another hiker called 911 to report encountering Connie Dooney near a switchback.
The 44-year-old woman from Longview, Wash., got separated from two hiking companions Thursday near Wahkeena Springs and Devils Rest, in the Multnomah Falls area.
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Amber Alerts expanded to Nevada, Oregon and Washington as authorities search for a California man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl and wanted in the death of the girl's mother and possibly her 8-year-old brother.
Oregon state police said there were two possible sighting of James Lee DiMaggio's blue Nissan Versa on Wednesday.Read More »