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Cove Fire 30 percent contained as mop-up continues

A wind-fueled brushfire investigators blamed on improperly disposed-of barbecue briquettes broke out near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday morning and raced east across 200 acres toward Culver, destroying two vacant homes and several outbuldings before being stopped.

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Terrifying flight: Cove campers flee racing wildfire

Marla Melius and her family were on a camping vacation at Lake Billy Chinook Saturday morning when daughter Brittany realized something wasn't right.

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Photos of fast, frightening Cove Fire

A wildfire burst up the canyon at Cove Palisades State Park on Saturday, Aug. 29 and raced toward Culver, stopped by an army of firefighters, but not before destroying 2 homes and threatening many others. Here are photos share by you and us of the blaze.

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Canyon Creek crews keep fire from reaching Prairie City

Winds sent the more than 87,000-acre Canyon Creek Complex wildfire advancing north toward the town or Prairie City early Saturday, prompting evacuation of the southern half of the town, but crews protected the community and kept it from reaching it, officials said late Saturday.

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Peter Reinhardt

Favorable winds aid County Line 2 Fire crews

Winds actually helped more than hampered firefighting efforts Saturday on the 66,496-acre County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, but an expected full containment has been pushed back several more days.

Lake Stevens, Wash. toppled tree

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Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area

SEATTLE (AP) — Strong winds are being blamed for two deaths in the Seattle area and nearly a half-million power outages in the Seattle area.

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Oregon's Merkley 31st senator to back Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has become the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

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Fan dies from fall at Braves-Yankees game

A man who fell from the upper deck of Atlanta's Turner Field during a Braves-Yankees game has died, the Atlanta Braves said.

Gregory Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia, tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game Saturday night as...

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Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.

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Eugene denies permit for fireworks at Oregon season opener

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There won't be any fireworks at the University of Oregon's season-opening football game next weekend.

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No, James Earl Jones is not dead

We really wish the Internet would stop trying to kill celebrities.

James Earl Jones, 84, is the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax after a parody website posted news of his supposed demise. Clicking on the link took users to a page which declared...

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