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 By Gillian Flaccus    News    April 27, 2022

Oregon tribe may go to court to stop water release for farmers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Oregon said April 19 it is assessing its legal options after learning the U.S. government plans to release water from a federally operated reservoir to downstream farmers along the Oregon-California...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    April 20, 2022

Farmers, ranchers, tribe and salmon all suffer for lack of water

PORTLAND (AP) - Farms that rely on irrigation from a depleted, federally managed lake on the California-Oregon border, along with a Native American tribe fighting to protect fragile salmon, will both...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    March 23, 2022

Environmental review supports dismantling California dams that imperil salmon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Federal regulators have issued a draft environmental impact statement declaring there are significant benefits to a plan to demolish four massive dams on Northern California's...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    March 16, 2022

California tribe declares state of emergency over missing women

YUROK RESERVATION, Calif. (AP) - The young mother had behaved erratically for months, hitchhiking and wandering naked through two Native American reservations and a small town clustered along...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    March 9, 2022

Scientists warn of tougher drought conditions in Oregon and Idaho

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Climate scientists in the U.S. Pacific Northwest warned March 3 that much of Oregon and parts of Idaho can expect even tougher drought conditions this summer than in the...


Super-heated air creates 'fire clouds' over western wildfires

PORTLAND - Smoke and heat from a massive wildfire in southeastern Oregon created giant "fire clouds" over the blaze - dangerous columns of smoke and ash that can reach up to 6 miles in the sky and...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    July 22, 2021

Oregon rain forest no longer safe from wildfires

OTIS, Ore. (AP) - Wildfire smoke was thick when Tye and Melynda Small went to bed last Labor Day, but they weren't too concerned. After all, they live in a part of Oregon where ferns grow from tree tr...


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