Native tribes that rely on the Klamath River and its salmon for their way of life have been a driving force behind decommissioning of four dams straddling the California-Oregon border.
More than 150 years after it was officially outlawed, the US is still attempting to fully eliminate slavery through ballot initiatives and amend state constitutions allowing the practice as a form of punishment for a crime.
"As long as Trump controls the Republican Party, he's going to have incredible impact on state legislative bodies," says US president during an event to boost Democrat Tina Kotek in Oregon's tight race for governor.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency, saying the fire "threatens critical infrastructure."
Amusan becomes first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold hours after obliterating world record by running 12.12 in the semi-final.
Joshua Cheptegei, also the world record holder, leads for large periods of the race and holds off all challengers on the final lap at Eugene's Hawyard Field to clock a winning time of 27 min 27.43 sec.
World champion in the 100m Fred Kerley completes an extraordinary journey to the title of world’s fastest man.
The smoke on the US East Coast was reminiscent of last fall when multiple large fires burning in Oregon in the state's worst fire season in recent memory choked the local skies with smoke.
Burning through the equivalent of 130,000 soccer fields, the Bootleg Fire, some 250 miles south of Portland, is the largest active blaze in the US.
Portland has been the scene of unrest for months, with civil rights, anarchist and anti-fascist protesters clashing with police and occasionally with right-wing militias and Trump supporters.
The ballot measures in various states covered a wide array of issues, from election laws, to abortion rights, to workers' rights and decriminalising drugs.
Oregonians voted in favour of measures to legalise the personal possession of hard drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and others.
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