Photos confirm wandering wolf OR-7 has at least 2 new pups

Trail camera photos confirm that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has fathered at least two new pups.

Bernie Sanders brings campaign to West Coast

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking his presidential bid to the West Coast, with rallies planned in the coming days in Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles.

Sen. Murray submits bill to return ancient bones to tribes

The ancient skeleton of Kennewick Man should be returned to a group of Columbia Basin tribes, according to a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.

I-84 protects Eastern Oregon city from fast-moving wildfire

The four lanes of Interstate 84 helped protect an Eastern Oregon city from a wildfire that has scorched 19 square miles.

Firefighting consumes Forest Service budget, sparks political clash

Lawmakers are seeking budget solutions amid a superheated political climate as the wildland fires now raging across California, Washington and other Western states burn through federal dollars as well as forests.

Off-duty Tacoma officer shoots, kills robbery suspect

An off-duty Tacoma police officer shot and killed a man who refused to drop his gun after stealing a woman's cell phone, the department said.

Fire off I-84 in Oregon grows 11 square miles in 1 day

A wildfire that started Wednesday off Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon grew to nearly 11 square miles in just one day.

Evacuation order lifted for town of Roosevelt

The evacuation order for the town of Roosevelt was lifted Wednesday after a fast-growing wildfire bypassed the community, fire spokesman Ron Fryer said.

Expansion of gun sale background checks takes effect Sunday

The new Oregon law requiring background checks for private gun transactions will take effect Sunday amid plenty of uncertainty.

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Seasoned cowboys aim to keep wolves from harassing Washington cow herds

With funding from Conservation Northwest and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the project helps ranchers hire seasoned cowhands to watch over their herds and keep tabs on wolves in the hope of reducing conflicts with the new predators in the neighborhood.

University of Oregon settles lawsuit over rape allegations

The University of Oregon has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a student who claimed she was sexually assaulted last year by three basketball players.

Small town on Columbia evacuated as wildfire advances

A wildfire burning near the Oregon border has forced the evacuation of an entire small Washington town, authorities said.

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Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.

EPA: Vancouver, Wash., oil terminal plan doesn't pass muster

A plan to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver does not comply with the federal Clean Water Act, and should not be granted a key permit until its impacts are fully addressed, according to a letter the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week.

West Nile virus strikes 7 in Benton, Franklin counties

Seven people in Benton and Franklin counties are confirmed to have West Nile virus so far this year.