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ODOT flagger seriously injured in crash near Monmouth

An Oregon Department of Transportation flagger was seriously hurt Wednesday night after being hit by a car in a construction zone. Source: ODOT flagger seriously injured in crash near Monmouth | KATU

Sheriff: Drone flew over helicopter dumping water on Oregon wildfire

A drone flew over a helicopter dumping water on the Miles Fires in Oregon on Thursday. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office made a public appeal Friday for help identifying the pilot responsible. The incident took place at Burnt Peak. Source: Sheriff: Drone flew over helicopter dumping water on Oregon wildfire | KATU

9,000-acre Stubblefield Fire threatens dozens of homes in eastern Oregon

Firefighters are working to contain a 9,000-acre wildfire burning dried grass and shrubs in Gilliam County, Oregon. Winds fueled the Stubblefield Fire on Friday, causing it to grow from several hundred acres to several thousand. Officials said that 47 homes are threatened by the flames. Related Story: News Release from State Fire Marshal’s Office,  Stubblefield […]
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Those aren’t ‘baby great white sharks’ washing up on the Oregon Coast

Those aren’t baby great white sharks. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports receiving questions in recent weeks about sharks washing up on the Oregon Coast. Source: Those aren’t ‘baby great white sharks’ washing up on the Oregon Coast

‘Initial attack resources could be overwhelmed’: Fresh round of lightning in forecast

Here we go again.As firefighters continue to work around the clock to control wildfires ignited in southern Oregon by lightning in mid-July, a fresh round of electrical storms are on tap this week. Source: ‘Initial attack resources could be overwhelmed’: Fresh round of lightning in forecast

First female sworn in as brigadier general for Oregon Air National Guard

A historic moment took place last week at the Portland Air National Guard base. Donna Prigmore, the first woman to accept the rank of brigadier general for the Air National Guard, was sworn in. Source: First female sworn in as brigadier general for Oregon Air National Guard

Oregon’s unemployment lowest in 42 years

Oregon says its unemployment rate for July was the lowest in 42 years of keeping comparable records. The state reported Tuesday that the July rate was 3.9 percent, a slight dip from June’s rate of 4.0 percent. Source: Oregon’s unemployment lowest in 42 years

Wildfires, smoke taking its toll on Oregon tourism

The wildfires and smoke that are present across the western states is having an impact on tourism. All of that choking smoke is keeping people away from Oregon in what is normally the busiest time of the year. Source: Wildfires, smoke taking its toll on Oregon tourism

Level 3 (GO) evacuation orders in place for Memaloose fire near Mosier, Oregon

Level 3 (GO) evacuations are in place for Highway 30 and Marsh Cutoff all the way east to the bottom of the Rowena loops due to a wildfire burning in Memaloose State Park. This includes both sides of Highway 30, Rowena Dell, and Rowena Overlook to Canyon Way. People in these areas need to leave […]
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Health officials confirm case of measles in person who traveled through Portland

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has confirmed a case of measles in a person who traveled through Portland for a week. OHA is working to notify people who may have been exposed to the virus. Source: Health officials confirm case of measles in person who traveled through Portland | KATU