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Heavy snow to fall on Northern Oregon Cascades, Upper Hood River Valley

People living in Northern Oregon Cascades and the Upper Hood River Valley could see heavy snow through Monday. The National Weather Service announced Saturday that it expects heavy snow to...

Eugene club offers career opportunities for comics from across Oregon

Comics scrawled their names onto the list for the open mic, on a Wednesday night at the Olsen Run Comedy Club and Lounge in...

Washington state wants school districts to keep better track of truant students

When Krissy Johnson began studying Washington student attendance six years ago, she noticed a concerning pattern: Districts would often drop kids from their rolls...

Washington state bill requiring clergy to report child abuse dies in House committee

Each of the last two years, Washington state lawmakers on both sides have broadly agreed that clergy should be mandatory reporters of child abuse...

In Nikki Haley’s hometown, support is strong. But that doesn’t mean she’ll win

Nikki Haley is struggling to find widespread support in her home state ahead of the Republican primary on Feb. 24. But in her hometown of...

After 2 years of war in Ukraine, 6 cities hold out hope under fire

Russia’s military assault on Ukraine began a decade ago, when it occupied the southern peninsula of Crimea. A bloody invasion of eastern Ukraine, which...

A Gaza influencer built a following with feel-good videos. Now he mourns his family

This story contains descriptions of graphic violence. RAFAH, Gaza Strip — You could call him Gaza's Mr. Congeniality. Social media influencer Ibrahim Hassouna, 30 — who...

Flaco, the beloved New York owl, died after colliding with a building

Flaco, a Eurasian eagle-owl who became a New York celebrity known for escaping the Central Park Zoo last year and evading attempts to be...

Pollution causing problems for nighttime pollinators

You might not know it, but some moths can smell just as well as dogs. The nighttime insects use their antennae to sniff out...

Several county leaders grill Oregon forestry officials after sawmill closures

Three sawmills have closed in Oregon within less than two months, prompting several counties’ leaders to grill state forestry officials about a plan that...

Class size, workload among sticking points as Salem-Keizer district, union submit ‘best and final’ offers

After 10 months of bargaining and an impasse declaration last week, Salem-Keizer Public Schools and the Salem Keizer Education Association have each submitted their...