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Oregon heat wave victims older, lived alone, had no AC

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Most people who perished in last month’s record-smashing heat wave in Oregon’s most populous county were white, male, older and socially...

Smoke, extreme heat pose harsh test for West Coast vineyards

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TURNER, Ore. — The heat wave that recently hit the Pacific Northwest subjected the region’s vineyards to record-breaking temperatures nine months after the fields...

Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change

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The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra...

Idaho will send 5 troopers to help Arizona secure border

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BOISE, Idaho — Five Idaho State Police troopers will go to Arizona for 21 days to help with border security, Gov. Brad Little said...

Latest reopenings mark return to business in mainland US

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon and Washington on Wednesday lifted most of their COVID-19 restrictions to become two of the last states to broadly ease...

Rolling blackouts for parts of US Northwest amid heat wave

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The unprecedented Northwest U.S. heat wave that slammed Seattle and Portland, Oregon, moved inland Tuesday — prompting a electrical utility in...

‘Not fun’: Northwest heat wave builds, all-time records fall

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon's largest city broke its all-time heat record on Saturday. It could beat the new mark on Sunday. ...

Drought woes in dry US West raise July 4 fireworks fears

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SALT LAKE CITY — Many Americans aching for normalcy as pandemic restrictions end are looking forward to traditional Fourth of July fireworks. But with...

US seeks ways to recruit, retain wildland firefighters

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BOISE, Idaho — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire...

Trudeau: Canada is ashamed about schools for Indigenous kids

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TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday Canadians are “horrified and ashamed” by their government's longtime policy of forcing Indigenous children to attend...