Smoky fire destroys garage in Deschutes River Woods

A smoky fire destroyed a detached garage in Deschutes River Woods south of Bend Friday evening, but firefighters working in temperatures in the 90s kept the blaze from reaching nearby trees or threatening homes in the heavily wooded subdivision.

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Smoky fire destroys garage in Deschutes River Woods

A smoky fire destroyed a detached garage in Deschutes River Woods south of Bend Friday evening, but firefighters working in temperatures in the 90s kept the blaze from reaching nearby trees or threatening homes in the heavily wooded subdivision.

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Big wildfires keep growing; new blaze lined SE of Bend

On a hot holiday Friday for many Central Oregonians, hundreds of firefighters battled near Dayville and south of Clarno, while a small new blaze drew attention late in the day three miles southeast of Bend

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Early start to Northwest wildfire season; more danger ahead

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The Latest: Senate backs hike in hunting, fishing fees

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Philippines: Dozens dead in ferry disaster

Searchers recovered more bodies Friday, a day after a passenger ferry capsized shortly after leaving port in the Philippines, killing 59 people, authorities said. The Philippine coast guard said 140 people survived.

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Helicopter instructor, student pilot die in Newberg crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A helicopter flight instructor and a student pilot have died after crashing into a farm field near Newberg.

Knopp wants voters to drop rape statute of limitations

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