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Record-Breaking Heat Wave Blamed For Almost 100 Oregon Deaths

(Salem, OR)  --  Last month's historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest is blamed for nearly 100 deaths in Oregon.  The state medical examiner reported 95 deaths as of Sunday, including 64 in Multnomah County.  Those who died range in age from 44 to 97, and most were found in homes without air conditioning or fans.  Portland set all-time heat records three days in a row, topping out at 116 on June 28th.  Marion and Gilliam counties both hit 117.

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