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No holiday for crews as wildfire near Dayille tops 19,000 acres

More heat has meant more rapid growth -- and no real holiday in sight for close to 850  firefighters working to corral a now over-19,000-acre wildfire south of Dayville, one of many burning around the state as a very risky Fourth of July weekend begins.

Sleepy Hollow Fire Wenatchee, Wash.

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Early start to Northwest wildfire season; more danger ahead

SEATTLE (AP) — Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.

Construction plan funds school earthquake improvements

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under legislative leaders' proposal for more than $1 billion of construction projects.

The Latest: House votes to regulate chemicals in kids' items

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the activities of the Oregon Legislature as lawmakers press closer to adjourning the 2015 legislative session:

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Senate sends Eastern Oregon speed limit hike to governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A plan to raise speed limits in Eastern Oregon is headed to Gov. Kate Brown.

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A/C desire: Heat wave has people clamoring to cool off

The heat is on in Central Oregon, which has many people trying to cool off. Which can advantageous to air conditioning companies like Central Oregon Heating and Cooling in Redmond.

Chris Christie campaigning in NH

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2016ers: How to spend the Fourth of July

As Americans get ready for a Fourth of July weekend of barbecues, beer and burgers, presidential candidates are getting ready to celebrate America's Independence Day as well. Campaign stores are stocked with items like koozies and "Independence Day" bumper stickers.

NC21 signs up for OReGO

NewsChannel 21 tries out ODOT's OReGO

Drivers with fuel-efficient vehicles are not contributing as much to the gas tax as their low-mileage counterparts. ODOT is trying a new way to fund road work - paying by the mile - and NewsChannel 21 is going along for the ride.

Newberg helicopter crash - KGW

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Helicopter instructor, student pilot die in Newberg crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A helicopter flight instructor and a student pilot have died after crashing into a farm field near Newberg.

Knopp wants voters to drop rape statute of limitations

A bill that would refer the issue of eliminating the statute of limitations for rape to the 2016 general election ballot was introduced in the Oregon Senate Thursday by Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend, and Rep. Jodi Hack, R-Salem.

Pendleton white supremacist leader sentenced to 13 years

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The leader of a Pendleton white supremacist gang has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.

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