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LOS ANGELES — Firefighters continued to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California on Sunday, though one stubborn blaze in the northern part of the state grew significantly and crossed the border into Oregon. The blaze on the California-Oregon state line known as the Klamathon Fire grew to 48 square miles (124 square kilometers) and leapt into Oregon overnight. It was 25 percent contained. SENT: 350 words. With AP Photos.
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YAKIMA, Wash. — U.S. hop acreage is forecast at a record 53,282 acres this year, up 4 percent over last year, with new acreage and plantings entering full production. The Capital Press reports that the 2018 forecast for Washington is 39,273 acres, which is 71 percent of total U.S. acreage, according to a July 2 report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Idaho is projected at 8,217 acres, or 15 percent of the total, and Oregon is projected at 7,849 acres, or 14 percent. Idaho shows the largest increase in acreage, up 1,224 acres, or 17.5 percent. SENT: 230 words.
AP Member Exchange
PORTLAND, Ore. — Sandy resident Joseph Lowe recently landed his first job. That may not seem out of the ordinary, except that he’s 42. Lowe has arthrogryposis, a condition that limits movement in his joints, and he uses a motorized wheelchair to get around. As a person with a disability, he was forced to remain in poverty most of his life to qualify for benefits he needs to survive, particularly Medicaid health coverage. Those benefits are only available to those with limited assets. That prohibits people from accumulating property, vehicles and more than a limited amount of money. SENT: 1500 words. An AP Member Exchange by Corlyn Voorhees, the Oregonian/OregonLive.
— ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE: A Hillsboro, Oregon, man was arrested after nearly hitting a deputy while attempting to run from a traffic stop.
—PACKAGE THIEF-ARREST: Two of three suspects were arrested after people in a stolen car followed a UPS driver in Happy Valley and stole packages after they were dropped off.