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Roosevelt, Washington, evacuated because of wildfire

ROOSEVELT, Wash. (AP) — Klickitat County authorities have evacuated the entire town of Roosevelt, Washington, because of a fast moving grass fire.

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1,600 firefighters on Stouts Fire; cost hits $4.4 million

Good progress was reported Tuesday by the day shift battling the the 17,166-acre Stouts Creek Fire, burning in rugged, densely forested country 16 miles east of Canyonville in Douglas County.


Multiple fires flare up in Clark County, all put out by 5 pm

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Multiple small brush fires flared up in Clark County Tuesday afternoon, but fire officials say they were all out by 5 p.m.


Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

SEATTLE (AP) — One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.

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University of Oregon settles lawsuit over rape allegations

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a student who claimed she was sexually assaulted last year by three basketball players.

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Oregon Parks propose reservation system changes

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said Tuesday it is seeking comments on proposed rules that would amend the Oregon State Parks reservation process.

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Some state parks have new campfire restrictions

Oregon State Parks campfire restrictions are now in place in the Columbia Gorge, the middle and southern portions of the Willamette Valley, on southern Oregon coastal beaches and a few locations east of the Cascades, officials said Tuesday.


S. Oregon man charged with sexually abusing child

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) — Detectives arrested a southern Oregon man accused of sexually abusing a child younger than 13.

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Firefighters make gains against SW Oregon wildfire

CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Fire bosses say another four or five days of moderate weather will make a big difference in containing a wildfire in southwestern Oregon's Cascade foothills.

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USGS explores E. Oregon groundwater, geothermal supplies

A new study now underway by the U.S. Geological Survey is exploring the groundwater resources and geothermal energy potential in drought-stricken areas of Eastern Oregon and nearby parts of California, Idaho and Nevada.


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