09-18-2021  6:56 am   •   PDX and SEA Weather

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Pushed by strong winds, a wildfire in southern Oregon doubled in size to 120 square miles (311 square kilometers) Saturday as it raced through heavy timber in the Fremont-Winema National Forest near the Klamath County town of Sprague River

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Oregon adopted an emergency rule Thursday that strengthens requirements for employers to safeguard workers from extreme heat

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Over a year ago a jury concluded Avenatti tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike by threatening the company with bad publicity

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‘It was not the catalytic and transformational change that we had hoped’ 

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The second annual report from the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission on hate crimes and bias incidents showed a 134% surge in reporting in the second half of 2020 -- with most reports connected to race-based targeting primarily of Black and African American people

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Shortly after Sha'Carri Richardson won the Olympic trials in Eugene last month, she tested positive for ingredients found in marijuana, had her results erased and received a one-month ban.

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee chats with longtime friend Cal Kalabaza of Tacoma during the "Welcome Back, Washington" celebration at Wright Park in Tacoma, Wash. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (Tony Overman/The News Tribune via AP) 

Oregon and Washington on Wednesday lifted most of their COVID-19 restrictions to become two of the last states to broadly ease virus orders put in place in the very first days of the pandemic

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Rep. Janelle Bynum (D-Happy Valley) speaks at a conference via Zoom. 

Group vows to prioritize bills on farm worker overtime, universal representation, restorative justice in figure sessions.

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Pacific Northwest, shuts down light rail and street cars due to high temperatures, districts halted summer school bus service and people braced for possibly the hottest day of the scorcher.

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Richardson’s victory came in just 10.86 seconds. Many are comparing the Olympic-bound track and field star to greats like Florence Griffith-Joyner, and Gail Devers.

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