6 threats investigated during Oregon Gov. Brown’s 1st term

In this August 19, 2015 photo, a special unit of the Oregon State Police guards Gov. Kate Brown on a trip to meet with homeowners in Canyon City, Ore., who lost their homes to the Canyon Creek Complex fire. Six perceived threat investigations opened since Brown took office in Feb. 2015. By comparison, there were eight in the preceding 12 years of her two predecessors, Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Gov. John Kitzhaber. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Saturday before Thanksgiving 2015, two men showed up unannounced at Gov. Kate Brown’s bungalow in southeast Portland.

Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2013 file photo, a fire truck drives past burning trees as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park. Officials say Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed Saturday, July 14, 2018, morning while battling the Ferguson Fire. The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. Friday night in Mariposa County, near the west end of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second-generation California firefighter who was using a bulldozer to prevent a wildfire from spreading was killed Saturday near Yosemite National Park, state fire officials said.

Elite Native American crew fights fires, serves community

Members of the Warm Springs Hotshots stand at the ready in Warm Springs, Ore., July 1, 2018. Most Warm Springs Hotshots belong to one of the three Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and live on the sparsely populated reservation about 100 miles southeast of Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Tom James)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Members of the Warm Springs Hotshots were getting ready to head home when the radio buzzed — a wildfire had started — and the elite crew launched into motion to tamp down the blaze in the sagebrush of eastern Oregon’s foothills.

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith returns to New Mexico

FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, jockey Mike Smith celebrates riding Justify to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes and capture horse racing's Triple Crown at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Smith, born in Roswell, N.M., and forged his love of horse racing while growing up in the farming community of Dexter, recently returned to his home state to celebrate his historic Triple Crown victory. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed July 8th as “Mike E. Smith Day,” as the jockey spent the day signing autographs and raising money for the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund at Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Mike Smith became the 12th jockey in history and the only one from New Mexico to win the Triple Crown after flying across the finish line atop 3-year-old Justify in June to a roar of cheers at Belmont Park in New York.

Provo couple opens their home, hearts to LGBTQ people

Cameron Raps, right, reacts after cutting open a watermelon beside Jeff Pool during a QueerMeals gathering Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Pool's home in Provo, Utah. Though the name of the nonprofit the Pools run out of their home implies that the organization’s mission is all about food, QueerMeals has a larger, overarching purpose beyond just keeping people in Utah County’s LGBTQ community fed. (Isaac Hale /The Daily Herald via AP)

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Provo family has made their home a sort of sanctuary for members of the LGBTQ community, especially those who need something to eat and a place where they can escape from suicidal thoughts.

Cleaning up contamination: What happens to meth houses

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 14-15 - In this Thursday, June 28, 2018 photo, Jared Herbert, foreman for the Meth Mob, looks out the window while decontaminating a house in Payson, Utah. Meth Mob is a local Provo decontamination company focused on cleaning "meth houses." (Evan Cobb/The Daily Herald via AP)

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A hazmat suit and respirator is what Jared Herbert typically wears to work. If passersby ask what he is working on, he tells them he’s just cleaning a house. Or taking care of a residential chemical contamination.

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