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Smoke closes Oregon Vortex

The Oregon Vortex is closed Tuesday as wildfire smoke bears down on the summer attraction believed to be controlled by the earth’s magnetic …

A $10,000 donation by the Clackamas Federal Credit Union will fund nearly a dozen two-way satellite communication units like this one. (KOIN 6 News, July 30, 2013

Mt. Hood white-outs no match for satcoms

The Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council received a grant Monday for equipment that’s expected to help save lives in the timberline areas it c…

A truck caught a wire and pulled down a power pole and transformer that crushed this car on NW Northrup, July 30, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Ole Olson)

Box truck catches wire, pulls pole down

A box truck caught a guy wire holding up a power pole in front of the Bridgeport Brewery, toppling the pole onto a tanker truck and causing …

A plastic bag at a grocery store (KOIN 6 News, file)

Thousands sign plastic bag ban petition

Environment Oregon wants to expand the Portland plastic bag ban and collected signatures from residents in Lake Oswego, Beaverton and Tigard…