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Gov. Brown signs wildfire resiliency bill

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW/NBC) – Firefighters in Oregon have battled nine major wildfires just this year. So Friday, the state’s governor took action and signed a $220 million wildfire prevention bill. Governor Kate Brown says this year’s wildfires fueled by climate change are …

Thousands flee California wildfires

QUINCY, Calif. (CNN) – Wildfires in the U.S. so far this year have burned an area bigger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined. As the flames from the Dixie Fire burn out of control, authorities issued evacuation orders. But while many of …

OHA recommends universal mask use indoors

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority is recommending the use of mask in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. The OHA issued the following statement Tuesday evening: In response to a large jump in cases and hospitalizations and new national …

Governor Brown signs clean energy bills

SALEM, Ore. – Governor Brown signed legislation with the goal of transitioning the state to clean energy by 2040. House Bill 2021, House Bill 2165, House Bill 2475, and House Bill 3141 are now officially law in the state. Governor Brown issued …

Humboldt County man reported missing

WESTHAVEN, Calif. – Police are looking for a man who went missing in Northern California. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said 35-year-old Walter Wayne Wright of Westhaven was last seen on July 11 at about 1:00 a.m. when he borrowed a friend’s …