Some residents are so frustrated with Democratic politics that they are trying to change the map so that most of Oregon and a chunk of Northern California would break off and join red-state Idaho.
Groundwater in southeastern Oregon is drying up. Farming, which uses a lot of that water, could decimate the region unless communities make drastic changes soon.
Many wildfire fighting crews are Spanish speaking. That's why, a decade ago, the government created training materials in Spanish for native speakers — but those manuals are no longer available.