07-15-2024  9:44 am   •   PDX and SEA Weather

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(AP Photo/Corinne Chin) 

Blazes are burning in Oregon, where the governor issued an emergency authorization allowing additional firefighting resources to be deployed. More than 142 million people around the U.S. were under heat alerts Wednesday, especially across the West, where dozens of locations tied or broke heat records.

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Attorney David Kracke, a brain injury advocate-coordinator at the Center on Brain Injury Research & Training 

The Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing hosted event with medical, legal and first-hand perspectives.

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(AP Photo/Daily Inter Lake, Brenda Ahearn, File) 

 A 26-year-old man from India slipped on rocks and was swept away in Avalanche Creek on Saturday morning. His body has not been recovered. And a 28-year-old man from Nepal who was not an experienced swimmer drowned in Lake McDonald near Sprague Creek Campground on Saturday evening. His body was recovered by a sheriff's dive team.

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Roughly 130 million people are under threat from a long-running heat wave that already has broken records with dangerously high temperatures and is expected to shatter more inot next week from the Pacific Northwest to the Mid-Alantic states and the Northeast. Forecasters say temperatures could spike above 100 degrees in Oregon, where records could be broken in cities such as Eugene, Portland and Salem

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Performers Lala Benét and Jimmie Herrod at the grand opening of Prism Morris.  

Prism Morris will provide gender-affirming care, mental health and addiction services and primary care.

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Although registration for a number of local programs has closed, it’s not too late: We found an impressive list of no-cost and low-cost camps, classes and other experiences to fill your teen’s summer break.

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The Washington state Capitol building (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson, File) 

A provision outlining how and when schools must respond to records requests from parents was placed on hold, as well as a provision permitting a parent to access their student’s medical and mental health records. 

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(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) 

The termination stemmed from an altercation with his neighbor, Zhen Jin, over the disposal of dog bones at the condominium complex where they lived in Kenmore. The Seattle Office of Police Accountability had recommended a range of disciplinary actions, from a 30-day suspension to termination of employment.

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Rendering of Holgate Library teen space courtesy of Bora Architecture  

Grand opening celebration begins July 13 with ribbon cutting, food, music, fun

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(Samantha Swindler/The Oregonian via AP) 

The Oregon Nurses Association says they're seeking a contract that includes competitive wages and sufficient staffing levels. The CEO of Providence Oregon says they’ve been preparing for the strike for months and have contracted with replacement workers to ensure patient care does not suffer. 

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