Oregon Leads the Way in Decriminalizing Hard Drugs

SALEM, Ore. — In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs. “Today’s victory is ...
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Young Gray Wolf From California Spotted in Oregon

SAN FRANCISCO — A young member of California’s only known gray wolf pack has left the state and ventured into Oregon, wildlife officials said. The male wolf, dubbed LAS13M, traveled to Lake County, Oregon, i...

Winds a Worry as Death Toll Reaches 35 From West Coast Fires

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. — Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said over the weekend as crews battled wildfires that have killed at least 35 from California to Washington s...
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Think 2020’s Disasters Are Wild? Experts See Worse in Future

A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don’t usually catch fire are in flames. Meanwhile, the Atlantic’s 16th and 17th named tropical storms are swirling, a record number for th...