By PHUONG LE, Associated Press
July 3, 2015 8:56 p.m.
SEATTLE — Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.
PORTLAND — Police in Portland say a woman first reported to be causing a disturbance outside a detox center then carjacked a vehicle and crashed it in a Starbucks drive-up window area a few blocks away.
From Seattle to Salt Lake City, the West is baking under record heat. Temperatures reaching the triple digits have made fire conditions extreme and sent folks looking for relief heading into the Fourth of July weekend.
SALEM, Ore. — House lawmakers approved a measure Thursday ordering schools in Oregon to make public the number of vaccinated students they have enrolled in their classes and to carve out those rates by each disease.