01-29-2023  2:14 am   •   PDX and SEA Weather

News Briefs

Below are fast-breaking news items.

 

 A wildfire fed by gusty winds and low humidity east of Vancouver, Washington, grew rapidly on Sunday, prompting authorities to order evacuations throughout the metropolitan area

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(Photo/ Erik Mclean) 

Estimates suggest switching to clean energy could save the average American household $220 per year on their energy bills while protecting them from the constant price swings of fossil fuel.

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A message from Boyle Family Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk

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U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley 

Developing co-management arrangements with Tribal nations is essential to fulfilling the Service’s trust and treaty obligations, and an opportunity to incorporate traditional ecological knowledge and practices.

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Veterans Day Parade 2019 (Photography by Maxwell Collins // Hallow Studios) 

The parade route moves from NE Sandy Blvd. to along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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(Photo/ Urban League of Portland via Facebook) 

Volunteers will be provided a $100 gift card and lunch will be provided.

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Some Oregonians struggle to keep up with the rising cost of living, and to put food on the table for themselves and their families. The increase in SNAP benefits will allow them to meet their basic nutrition needs.

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Government data showed aircraft operated or contracted by the Forest Service dropped more than 760,000 gallons of fire retardant directly onto streams and other waterways between 2012 and 2019.

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Artist Trust, a nonprofit that supports working artists of all disciplines in Washington State, continues its work to advance art and equity with a new Fellowship Award focused on Trans* and Indigiqueer artists

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The first 2022 PP&R Yard Tree Giveaway event was at Mt Tabor Park (Photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR) 

The 6th annual Yard Tree Giveaway is underway

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