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Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several others explain why it got this …

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‘Nobody’s winning’: Drought upends life in US West basin

TULE LAKE, Calif. ((DailyNews)) — Ben DuVal knelt in a barren field near the California-Oregon border and scooped up a handful of parched soil as dust devils whirled around him …

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Hundreds believed dead in heat wave despite efforts to help

SALEM, Ore. ((DailyNews)) — Many of the dead were found alone, in homes without air conditioning or fans. Some were elderly — one as old as 97. The body of …

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Portland records hottest day ever amid Northwest scorcher

PORTLAND, Ore. ((DailyNews)) — Utility workers and wildlife managers across the Pacific Northwest were trying to keep people and animals safe Saturday as a historic heat wave scorched the region, …

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Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border

PORTLAND, Ore. ((DailyNews)) — The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical …

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Shooting highlights lack of body cams among Portland police

PORTLAND, Ore. ((DailyNews)) — Two police officers raised their weapons while sheltering behind a tree in a Portland park. They yelled at a homeless man to put up his hands. …

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