Oregon is getting some federal aid to help pay for damages sustained during a series of strong winter storms. The severe weather included strong winds and heavy rains that triggered flooding and mudslides over the course of two weeks last December.

GOP-Backed Wildfire Legislation Passes House

Jul 9, 2015
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A bill that would make big changes in how the federal government pays to fight wildfire passed the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.

Idaho Governor Butch Otter issued a disaster declaration Monday for two north Idaho counties dealing with a fast-growing wildfire.