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Weigh Station Fire NE Oregon

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NE Oregon wildfire burns 700 acres, shuts I-84

An aggressively burning wildfire that raced across more than 700 acres in northeast Oregon Saturday threatened homes, prompted evacuations and has closed Interstate 84 east of Pendleton, officials said late Saturday.

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Fire near Crater Lake grows to 150 acres; 5 pct. contained

The 2-day-old Bybee Creek Fire that broke out two miles west of Crater Lake has grown to 150 acres and is still just 5 percent contained, authorities said Saturday as they also identified a likely cause – an escaped campfire.

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Mechanical failure causes helicopter crash near Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A mechanical failure caused a crop-spraying helicopter to crash in Yakima County, igniting a small grass fire.

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Mt. Hood Community College censures board member for meme

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — The Mount Hood Community College Board of Directors has censured one of its members who had been pressured to step down after sharing an internet meme that depicted President Barack Obama in a noose.

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Cyclist struck, killed by box truck in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a female bicyclist is dead after being struck by a box truck in Portland.

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Astoria author and teacher indicted for luring minor

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon author and high school teacher has been arrested on charges of luring a minor and official misconduct after being indicted by a grand jury.

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Security around Gov. Brown tightened in wake of threats

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a series of hostile threats this year, state officials have increased Gov. Kate Brown's security detail.

Medford woman sentenced for stealing $190,000 in public aid

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A 76-year-old Medford woman accused of using multiple identities to steal more than $190,000 worth of public assistance for more than a decade has been sentenced to five years of probation.

Appeals court clears way for Cowlitz Tribe casino

LA CENTER, Wash. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the Interior Department's decision to grant a reservation to the Cowlitz Tribe in southwestern Washington, rejecting efforts to block the construction of a $510 million casino and resort on the land.

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FBI: Woman robbed Wyoming bank to return to prison

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal authorities say a woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming, only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police.

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