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Nicholas Kristof quits New York Times to explore run for Oregon governor

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A Pulitzer prize-winning journalist has quit the New York Times after 37 years ahead of a potential run for governor of Oregon. Nicholas Kristof, 62, renowned for his coverage of human rights issues around the world,...

Oregon counties request trucks for bodies as Covid overwhelms morgues

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Two Oregon counties hit hard by Covid-19 are running out of space to hold bodies amid an intense surge in cases that is overwhelming the state’s healthcare system, forcing authorities to request refrigerated trucks to...

Oregon declares state of emergency as another ‘extreme heatwave’ looms

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Oregon declared a state of emergency as the Pacific north-west prepared for triple-digit temperatures mere weeks after a deadly heatwave clobbered the region. People streamed into cooling centers and misting stations ...

Dead zones spread along Oregon coast and Gulf of Mexico, study shows

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Scientists recently surveyed the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico around Louisiana and Texas and what they discovered was a larger-than-average area of oxygen-depleted water – a “dead zone” where nothing can live. Nationa...

Oregon firefighters make progress in battle against largest US wildfire

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Firefighters in Oregon have reported good progress in the battle against the nation’s largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in northern California. Containment of the Bootl...

Weaker winds offer some respite to firefighters battling Oregon wildfire

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The largest current US wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to...

Giant rare moonfish washes up on Oregon coast

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An unusual sight has appeared on the usually mild northern Oregon coast: a large, washed-up, colorful opah fish, weighing around 100lb. The opah, or moonfish, is “rare to the Oregon coast”, according to the aquarium ...

Oregon wildfire causes miles-high ‘fire clouds’ as flames grow

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Smoke and heat from a huge wildfire in south-eastern Oregon are creating giant “fire clouds” over the blaze – dangerous columns of smoke and ash that can reach up to six miles (10km) in the sky and are visible from mo...

Oregon blaze threatens 2,000 homes as new wildfires erupt in western states – video

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A swiftly spreading wildfire raged through drought-parched timber and brush in south-central Oregon for a ninth day on Wednesday, displacing hundreds of residents. The Bootleg fire - which has burned through more than...

Satellite imagery captures wildfires raging through Oregon – video

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Satellite imagery from NOAA shows various clusters of fire in the state of Oregon. The Bootleg fire, which has been burning since 6 Julie, is the largest active blaze in the nation, covering an area larger than the siz...

Five Oregon counties plot move to Idaho to be with conservative friends

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Five rural Oregon counties voted Tuesday in favor of considering a permanent move to Idaho in efforts to join a more conservative political environment. Voters in Malheur, Sherman, Grant, Baker and Lake counties pass...

‘It’s like a rotting carcass of its former self’: funeral for an Oregon glacier

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The funeral was a suitably solemn affair. The small casket was placed on a table covered in a black drape, a maudlin yet defiant speech quoted a Dylan Thomas poem, a moment’s silence was held. Inside the casket, howev...

Oregon restores restrictions amid Covid surge boosted by vaccine hesitancy

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Oregon has reimposed restrictions on public gatherings as Covid-19 cases rise again, a reminder that even as 100 millions Americans are now fully vaccinated, states are still seeing localized outbreaks. Fifteen of Or...

Oregon State hold off Loyola Chicago to reach first Elite Eight since 1982

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Ethan Thompson scored 20 punte, including a pair of clinching foul shots with 35 seconds left, and No 12 seed Oregon State kept its dream March going with a 65-58 victory over eighth-seeded Loyola Chicago in the Swee...