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Oct 17, 2012 at 10:52 AM
There's no room in the county jail for burglars and thieves. And the sheriff's department in a vast, rural corner of southwest Oregon has been reduced by budget cuts to three deputies on patrol eight hours a day, five days a week.
Sep 18, 2012 at 1:02 PM
Agencies responding to the blaze say the firefighter became ill Monday afternoon and was transported to a nearby hospital where he died.
Sep 1, 2012 at 1:04 PM
As record numbers of baby boomers go into retirement, many are thinking about moving from the places they needed to live to make a living, and going someplace quieter. If so, they could well have a hard time finding a doctor willing to take Medicare.
Aug 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Firefighters across the Northwest are battling forest and range fires that have destroyed homes and, in one case, claimed lives.
Aug 13, 2012 at 8:21 AM
Iran Monday raised its earthquake death toll to 306, a day after rescuers called off the search for survivors from the rubble of their homes in the country's northwest, state media reported.
Jul 3, 2012 at 12:19 AM
The state announced Monday that it's approved three new enterprise zones in struggling areas of Portland, Beaverton and Veneta, opening the door for businesses to earn tax breaks for investing in those neighborhoods.
Apr 15, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Bleary-eyed residents were scouring through damaged homes across the Midwest on Sunday after a violent storm system unleashed dozens of overnight tornadoes, killing at least five people in Oklahoma and leveling homes in Iowa and Kansas.
Aug 30, 2011 at 5:00 AM
Tragedy struck this rural town that sits at a crossroads in wheat and cattle country. A police officer, responding to a 911 domestic disturbance call by Richard Shafer's wife, shot and killed Shafer.
Aug 4, 2011 at 6:00 AM
Medical marijuana has taken root in this idyllic town like nowhere else in Oregon.
May 24, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Flooding on the Crow Reservation and elsewhere in Montana has prompted widespread evacuations and forced emergency teams to ferry water and other supplies to an isolated community near the Wyoming border, authorities said Tuesday.
Mar 29, 2011 at 12:41 PM
Hunters are waging a bitter legal battle over construction of a coal-fired power plant.
Mar 28, 2011 at 2:58 PM
After nearly 30 years of non-stop court and political battles, the Obama administration hopes two of the authors of the Northwest Forest Plan can show federal agencies a new path forward.
Mar 13, 2011 at 2:13 PM
The 25-year-old from Bend was swept out to sea at the mouth of the Klamath River by a tsunami surge generated thousands of miles away by the earthquake off Japan's coast.
Jan 27, 2011 at 12:22 PM
Tom Turner took over as Lane County Sheriff this month for Russ Burger, who was appointed to the U.S. Marshal post for Oregon.
Jul 22, 2010 at 3:33 PM
Economists have noted that the prosperity enjoyed by timber towns in the 1980s is unlikely to come back any time soon.