When It Comes To Wildfire, Politics Lag Behind Science


Western politicians who represent fire-prone regions are reluctant to tell their smoke-weary constituents that there sometimes needs to be more fire in the forest.

Oregon Prison Must Continue Allowing Access to ICE Detainees, Judge Rules


Attorneys say that access has resulted in positive outcomes for their clients. 

Watch: President Trump, Italian Prime Minister Conte Hold Press Conference


President Trump is holding a news conference at the White House with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

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How A Fight Over Unions Could Change The Direction Of Oregon Politics

A Supreme Court ruling creates a question for Oregon's powerful government unions: Can they keep their members?

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New US Ambassador To European Union Is A Northwest Hotel Magnate

The new U.S. ambassador to the European Union is a Seattle-based hotel magnate with deep GOP roots.

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Oregon Schools Promised Support, Not Sanctions, Under State Guidance

Oregon will have an entirely different system for judging schools this fall, based on support, rather than penalties. 

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As NW Farmers Brace For Trade Wars, USDA Announces Aid

The federal plan released Tuesday outlined three programs to pay producers and develop new markets, but lacked specifics.

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20 ICE Detainees Held In Oregon Facility A Step Closer To Asylum And Release

Lawyers say 20 immigrant detainees being held at a federal correctional facility in Oregon have passed credible fear interviews, which help determine whether an immigrant may be eligible for asylum.

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ICE Detainees Cast New Light On Conditions Inside Oregon Prison

Thoughts of suicide, hours of confinement and denial of medical care are among the complaints outlined in new federal court documents.

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Merkley, Wyden And Senate Democrats Protest Judicial Nominations

Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden spent three hours Tuesday night protesting the Republican Party’s approach to confirming federal judges.

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Can 'Moneyball' Fix How The West Manages Wildfire?

The U.S. Forest Service and others have been saying for decades that we need to allow more wildfire on the landscape. But so far, we haven't practiced what we preach.

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Fence Surrounding Portland's ICE Building Not Built To Code, City Says

Federal officials built the structure to keep out protesters. But they didn't get permits. 

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Immigration Attorneys Say Access To Detainees Still A Problem

Immigration attorneys told a federal judge at a hearing Monday that visiting immigrant detainees at a federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, is still a challenge.

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