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Washington, Oregon, California Announce Coronavirus Pact

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The governors of Washington, California and Oregon announced Monday they’ll work together to re-open their economies while continuing to control the spread of COVID-19. In a statement, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced the partnership wi...

Storms Nudge Most of California Out of Dry Category

SAN FRANCISCO — Recent heavy storms across California have wiped out much of the state's abnormally dry conditions. Two months ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor categorized more 81% of the state as abnormally dr...
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Crash Shines Light on Immigrants in Christmas Tree Workforce

GERVAIS, Ore. — It was nighttime when Pedro Lucas came home, clutching receipts showing he had paid a funeral home to have the bodies of three immigrant laborers returned to Guatemala from Oregon. “People don't realize that the majority of this industry is ...
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Bulldogs Lose at No. 15 Oregon in Season Opener

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon's roster is almost completely made over from last season's Sweet 16 team. As the No. 15 Ducks' most experienced player, Payton Pritchard stepped up Tuesday night. He had 24 points w...
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Swarm of Sea Urchins Wreaks Destruction on US West Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending the delicate marine ecosystem off the shore into such disarray th...