Monday evening, the U.S. Senate decided to not defund Planned Parenthood. Many community members were happy with this decision, but others wished it would have gone the other way.
Campfires - even in official fire rings at established campgrounds - are banned in most Siuslaw National Forest campgrounds east of Highway 101, the USDA Forest Service said.
The Northwest is known for its award-winning beer and wine selection, but without the science behind the scenes, these beverages wouldn’t have such a distinguished reputation.
The Stouts Fire grew slightly over the past 24 hours, but crews are taking advantage of the lower temperatures, higher humidity, and cloud cover. As of Tuesday, it was burning more than 15,000 acres.
Construction on a new crosswalk near Thurston High School began Monday morning.
Residents forced to evacuate last week in the face of the Stouts Fire were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Sunday morning said residents of Upper Cow Creek Road who were on a Level Three GO! evacuation can return to their homes.
The area remains under a Level Two SET evacuation notice. Level Two indicates there is still significant danger to your area, and residents should be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice, the sheriff's office said.
Lightning sparked more than a dozen new fires on the Umpqua Natonal Forest on Saturday.
One person was taken to the hospital after a crash involving an SUV and a commercial truck on Interstate 5 near Creswell on Monday, August 3, 2015.
The 911 caller told police a stranger had knocked at her front door and tried to turn the knob Saturday morning. Then the man took off his pants and underwear, the caller told police.
Officials with the Oregon State Fair are holding a recruitment event this Tuesday in hopes of hiring between 300 and 400 temporary employees.