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Fire Retardent is dropped on the Substation fire near where the Deschutes and Columbia Rivers meet along I-84 and SR 15 on Thursday, July 19, 2018, east of Portland. Ore. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
July 19, 2018 - 7:55 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Farmers rushed to save their livelihoods as a wildfire roared through vast Oregon wheat fields Thursday and crushed their hopes at the peak of what was expected to be one of the most bountiful harvests in years. Farmers used water tanks on the backs of pickup trucks and...
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A fast-moving fire continues to rage across Wasco County southeast of The Dalles, Ore., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The blaze Wednesday doesn't bode well for a Pacific Northwest fire season that's expected to be worse than normal. The region has seen drought conditions in many areas. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
July 19, 2018 - 3:20 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man killed in an Oregon wildfire appears to have been trying to protect his neighbor's property from flames sweeping through vast wheat fields in a rural farming area, authorities said Thursday. John Ruby, 64, was found near a burned-out tractor, and investigators believe he...
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A fast-moving fire continues to rage across Wasco County southeast of The Dalles, Ore., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Firefighters crept into the fields in water trucks and attempted to douse the leading edges of the fire from behind as it burned through acres of wheat, with everything behind the flames charred black. The region has seen drought conditions in many areas. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
July 19, 2018 - 4:47 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A tractor operator who was killed in a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometers) in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest appears to have died trying to restrain it, police said. The blaze east of Portland, Oregon, and near the city of The Dalles...
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A fast-moving fire continues to rage across Wasco County southeast of The Dalles, Ore., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Firefighters crept into the fields in water trucks and attempted to douse the leading edges of the fire from behind as it burned through acres of wheat, with everything behind the flames charred black. The region has seen drought conditions in many areas. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
July 19, 2018 - 1:34 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A tractor operator who was killed in a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometers) in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest appears to have died trying to restrain it, police said. The blaze east of Portland, Oregon, and near the city of The Dalles...
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A fast-moving fire continues to rage across Wasco County southeast of The Dalles, Ore., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Firefighters crept into the fields in water trucks and attempted to douse the leading edges of the fire from behind as it burned through acres of wheat, with everything behind the flames charred black. The region has seen drought conditions in many areas. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 10:44 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one person, forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency Wednesday. The flames near the city of The Dalles started Tuesday and expanded...
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Trees burn near a home Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Spokane, Wash. Fire crews from Spokane, Spokane Valley and Fire District 9 are fighting a fast-moving wildfire just north of Upriver Drive that has engulfed several homes and prompted fire officials to call for a level three evacuation for homeowners in the area. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 7:09 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency Wednesday. The flames near the city of The Dalles started Tuesday and expanded overnight to more than 45...
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In this July 12, 2018 photo, farmer Don Bloss checks on the operation of an auger transferring corn on his farm in Pawnee City, Neb. Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump’s trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business. Bloss, who grows corn, soybeans, sorghum and wheat on his farm in the southeastern Nebraska community of Pawnee City, said he’s already seen a few neighbors quit farming as they struggled to make a profit even before the tariff battle began this year. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
July 15, 2018 - 12:06 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. The threat of...
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As the Public Utilities Commission nears a vote, Tania Aubid leaves the room and tells commissioners, “You have just declared war on the Ojibwe people.” Aubid is Ojibwe. She said, after leaving the meeting, “I’m hurt because Minnesota did not uphold their end to protect Native people. We were giving them the voice for a healthy future.” The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission began its deliberations on Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 pipeline replacement project Thursday, June 28, 2018 at its headquarters in St. Paul, ten days after beginning its final round of hearings and question sessions in the case. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
June 28, 2018 - 6:57 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators on Thursday approved Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across the northern part of the state. All five members of the Public Utilities Commission backed the project, though some cited heavy trepidation, and a narrow...
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A protester from the Line 3 Resistance Project hangs from a metal tripod set up to block traffic on a street outside a downtown St. Paul, Minn., building on Thursday, June 28, 2018, where Minnesota regulators were to meet to consider whether to approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
June 28, 2018 - 3:06 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators appeared ready Thursday to approve Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across the northern part of the state, even though a major, controversial question remains unresolved: the line's route. As the Public Utilities...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to supporters as he campaigns for re-election at the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 offices in Edinburg, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 7:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally is becoming for Republicans facing voters...
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