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REDDING, CALIF. — A deadly Northern California wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes in and around the city of Redding expanded into more rural areas Saturday where scorching heat, winds and bone-dry conditions complicated firefighting efforts. By Jonathan J. Cooper and Brian Melley. SENT: 920 words with AP Photos. With CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST
VANCOUVER, Wash. Every morning before class starts, Shanna Baird welcomes the same sandy-haired student into her cramped but tidy office at Hazel Dell Elementary. Their day begins with a quick brush of the boy’s teeth before Baird combs his rumpled hair. Many days, she offers him a wash cloth and body wash that he uses at the sink to clean himself. His father was recently incarcerated, and the boy often goes without a shower as his mom struggles to balance her utility bills and an ongoing drug dependency. About two in three students at Hazel Dell live in poverty, bringing challenges that Baird attempts to triage so they can focus on learning. An AP Member Exchange by Neal Morton, The Seattle Times. 1,700 words. Moving Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Houston Dynamo visit the Portland Timbers. By Nick Daschel. UPCOMING: 500 words.
— TODDLER DEATH LAWSUIT — An insurance company for a Portland apartment complex has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the mother of a 2-year-old girl who died in her bedroom after a heater malfunctioned.
— OREGON WILDFIRES — An Oregon state highway is shut down as firefighters try to contain a wildfire burning southeast of The Dalles that has again doubled in size, jumping across the Deschutes River.
— PISTOL CLUB FIRE — An eastern Oregon fire chief says a stray bullet caused a small fire in one of the pistol bays at a Shedd rifle and pistol club.
— IDAHO WILDFIRE — A western Idaho wildfire near the border of Washington state and Oregon has forced area evacuations and destroyed one building.