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A fast-growing wildfire in Douglas County is pushing up a massive column of smoke and hot air, creating a pillar of cloud that can be seen from Medford, fire officials said.The Douglas Forest Protective Association Facebook page reports that the Stouts fire was spotted around 2 p.m. and was an estimated at two acres. It quickly surged to 20 acres, and by 4 p.m. had grown to more than 200 acres. By 4:45 p.m. it was estimated at 600 acres.The fire, burning about 11 miles east of...

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“Far in a sheltered nook, I’ve met, in these calm days, a smiling flower, A lonely aster, trembling by a brook, At the quiet noontides’ hour.” – John Howard Bryant, The Indian Summer, 1894 During the dog days of summer, the color in my flowerbeds...

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A Central Point apartment suffered relatively minor damage Thursday morning in a fire whose effect was limited as a result of the homeowner's prepared response."We got a call around 11:50 a.m. of a fire — it came in as an AC fire,...

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It's tough for single moms to make a living out there.Since debuting in pop culture as a pregnant teenager,

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PORTLAND — A federal judge in Alaska on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangle from a bridge in Oregon and block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the...

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Get ready to feel insanely jealous.Amy Schumer posted some photos to Instagram on Thursday that show...

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E! announced Thursday that entertainment reporter, actor, and former beauty queen Maria Menounos will be...

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Actor Sean Malone died Wednesday, nine days after nearly drowning at a South Boston beach and slipping into a coma. He was 54.Malone is best known for his role as Wolfie in the 2010 film

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The Associated PressThe Oregon Shakespeare Festival is spending a $250,000 grant on making a courtyard more accessible to people using wheelchairs, canes and walkers. Some areas of the steep hill leading to the...

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