Oregon governor declares state of emergency due to heat wave

Temperatures are predicted to be near or in excess of 100 degrees throughout much of the state through at least Thursday.

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Governor Kate Brown has declared at state of emergency in 25 Oregon counties due to the ongoing heat wave hitting most of the state. 

The declaration is retroactive to Monday and lasts through Sunday, according to a news release from the governor’s office, and will ensure that additional resources are available to deal with the high temperatures.

“With many parts of Oregon facing a high heat wave, it is critical that every level of government has the resources they

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