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SALEM, Ore | California winery and Oregon feud over pinot labeling rights

SALEM, Ore.  — Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are stomping on a California winery’s claims that it makes an Oregon pinot. Copper Cane, a Napa Valley, California, winery sells more … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | California winery and Oregon feud over pinot labeling rights

SALEM, Ore | Unique firefighting crew has common trait: Military service

SALEM, Ore.— After being in firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of one of America’s newest elite wildfire crews are tasked with fighting fires in rugged country back home. On the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s only hotshot crew focused on recruiting veterans, members have traded assault rifles and other weapons of war for chain … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Unique firefighting crew has common trait: Military service

SALEM, Ore. | Man’s harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shift

SALEM, Ore.  — The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of Mauritania, asked U.S. officials for asylum. Camara’s arduous … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Man’s harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shift

SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

SALEM, Ore.— The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of Mauritania, asked U.S. officials for asylum. Camara’s arduous journey … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

SALEM, Ore. | Oregon governor joins other states in offshore drilling ban

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Thursday blocking offshore drilling, joining several other states trying to shield themselves from the Trump administration’s plan to drill for oil and gas off the U.S. coast. The order directs state agencies to protect Oregon’s coastal economy by preventing activities associated with offshore oil … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Oregon governor joins other states in offshore drilling ban

INDEPENDENCE, Ore. | Oregonians deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary state law

INDEPENDENCE, Ore. — Delmiro Trevino, a U.S. citizen born in Texas, was waiting for a meal in a restaurant in Independence, Oregon, in 1977 when three sheriff’s deputies and a policewoman demanded he show documents proving he was an American. “I was ashamed. It wasn’t right, what they were doing,” Trevino, now 67 with gray … Continue reading INDEPENDENCE, Ore. | Oregonians deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary state law

SALEM, Ore. | Oregon vineyards face losses amid concerns about smoke taint

SALEM, Ore. — Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners scrambled Thursday to help a dozen vineyard owners who face the prospect of tons of grapes withering on the vine after a California company abruptly canceled contracts to buy the grapes worth millions of dollars over fears they are tainted by wildfire smoke. Copper Cane, based … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Oregon vineyards face losses amid concerns about smoke taint

SALEM, Ore. | Oregon vineyards face losses as smoke fears kill contracts

SALEM, Ore. — Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners scrambled Thursday to help a dozen vineyard owners who face the prospect of tons of grapes withering on the vine after a California company abruptly canceled contracts to buy the grapes worth millions of dollars over fears they are tainted by wildfire smoke. Copper Cane, based … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Oregon vineyards face losses as smoke fears kill contracts