PENDLETON, Ore. — The road to Portland General Electric's new 440-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Boardman is lined with stray onions, irrigation pivots and the lingering smell of beef cattle.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. But given the freshness of the week-old tragedy, he said, "Today, it's about the families."
SAN FRANCISCO — Three young transients used a handgun that was stolen from an unlocked car to rob and kill a backpacking Canadian tourist in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and then a yoga instructor two days later on a hiking trail north of the city, authorities said.
Seattle, following the lead of San Francisco, Berkeley, Calif., and North Vancouver, B.C., is considering requiring stickers on gas pumps telling drivers that burning fuel contributes to climate change.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Holding signs saying the president was not welcome, more than 200 gun-rights activists protested Barack Obama's visit on Friday to Oregon to meet with the families of victims of last week's campus killings.