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High threat for sneaker waves at the Oregon Coast this week

High tide on Thanksgiving Day will bring the greatest threat. Sneaker waves can be dangerous, even deadly. PORTLAND, Ore. — There is a high...

Recent rainfall not enough to pull Oregon out of severe drought

Chief Meteorologist Matt Zaffino explained that while this rain is helpful in the short term, it takes a long time to get out of a...

Oregon unemployment rate falls but hiring struggles remain

Plenty of employers have job openings but can't find workers to fill them. The labor shortage spans multiple industries, from government to food service. ...

Hundreds of wild horses rounded up in Eastern Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management said there are not nearly enough resources in the area to sustain the number of wild horses in the herd....

Oregon lawmakers submit maps as redistricting process begins

The two parties offered up very different visions for how to redraw Oregon's congressional maps with its new sixth House seat. SALEM, Ore. —...

Oregon has the fewest hospital beds per capita in the country

The low number of beds stems from a focus on prevention and de-emphasizing hospital care, but the pandemic is shining a light on unintended consequences....

With delta variant surging, Oregon COVID cases could hit close to 1,200 a day by mid-August, OHA says

Health officials linked the increase to the more contagious delta variant, and reiterated unvaccinated people are most at risk. PORTLAND, Ore. — The newest modeling from...

Heat mapping Portland: Why do some areas get hotter than others?

Building style, tree canopy and the amount of asphalt nearby all play a role in where urban heat islands develop. PORTLAND, Ore. — Cities...

Laws prevent statewide fireworks bans in Oregon, Washington

Governors in both Oregon and Washington do not have the power to ban fireworks for the entire state, so it's left up to city and...

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