Oregon News

Firefighters Battle Blazes in 4 Western States

Wildfires are sweeping through several dry Western states, including a massive blaze burning out of control in Northern California. A look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them: Northern California A wildfire has grown to …

Oregon Suit Seeks Homeowners Insurance for Disabled Owners of Pit Bulls

People with disabilities shouldn’t be turned down for homeowners insurance just because they have pit bulls for service dogs, a federal court lawsuit filed in Oregon says. Undercover testers who told an insurance company they had disabilities and used pit …

Committee Approves Oregon Marijuana Bill

After weeks of stalemate, a state legislative committee has advanced a bill setting up Oregon’s legal marijuana system. The approval of the joint House-Senate committee on Monday sends the bill to the full House, which can take it up as …

Oregon Man Injured by Leftover Acupuncture Needle Sues for $3M

A Portland, Ore. man has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $3 million from an acupuncturist he says left two needles in his skin, including one that later broke off and became embedded in his groin. The lawsuit says acupuncturist …

Oregon Husband of Pregnant Woman Killed in Crash Sues For $18M

The husband and the son of a pregnant woman who died in a rollover crash seek up to $18 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against three businesses, including the maker of a tire that blew during an Oregon …

M5.8 And M5.5 Quakes Strike Off Oregon Coast, No Damage

Two sizeable earthquakes struck off the coast of Oregon on Monday but officials say no tsunamis were triggered. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck at 12:52 a.m. and a second quake measuring magnitude 5.5 hit at 4:46 a.m. Monday morning. Paul …

California Sandwich Maker Recalls 213,000 Pounds of Meat

Fast-food restaurant Lee’s Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly. The Orange County Register reported that chicken, beef and pork products were …

Oregon Hash Oil Maker Burned in Blast Sues Butane Businesses

A Portland, Ore. man burned when a hash oil operation exploded has filed an $11 million product liability suit against makers and distributors of the butane canisters he was using. The suit says 28-year-old Kevin Tveisme (TWEYES’-may) was burned over …

Suit Filed Over Oregon Worker Who Died After Using Bucket as Toilet

Relatives of an Oregon worker who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while defecating in the back of a company truck seek $4 million in a lawsuit filed against the man’s former employer and four other companies. The suit filed in …

Car Smashes Into Oregon Insurance Agency, Injures 2

Two men were hospitalized after one drove his car through an insurance agency’s front window in southeast Portland, Ore. KPTV-TV reported that surveillance video shows a white ford focus accelerating as it goes through the company’s front window Wednesday afternoon. …