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Destructive fires starting in fireplaces and wood stoves have gone up 40 percent in Oregon, according to information from the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal.

Local fire officials said there could be a number of possible reasons for the increase in fires, like more people trying to save money by burning wood to heat their homes. Today on KATU we are looking at what homeowners can do to make their homes safer, and the common mistakes that put them at…

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Natural Disaster Preparedness in the Pacific Northwest

In the Pacific Northwest, natural geologic catastrophes may be placed into five categories: floods, fires, landslides, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. All five of these catastrophes have occurred in Oregon within the past century. Quite often the effect of two or more events occurring simultaneously greatly accentuates the destructiveness of the episode. Floods are more often…

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KOIN News: Oregon Insurers: Fraud Exempt or Accountable?

This is KOIN I-Team Investigation’s special report on UTPA/insurance exemption – highlighting Oregon consumers harmed by insurance misconduct. Attorney Fred Millard and a client from our firm went down to Salem to testify before the house committee earlier this year. We support HB 3160-A because insurance companies should be accountable to reasonable standards of conduct…

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