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Next storm due, with more snow, rain - and freezing rain

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a winter weather advisory for 7 p.m.  Tuesday to 1 p.m. Wednesday, warning of a few more inches of snow, warming eventually to rain - but in between, a threat of dangerous freezing rain and ice in the changeover.

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4,300 in southern Bend to lose power early Friday

About 4,300 Pacific Power customers in south Bend will have their electricity interrupted for up to three hours early Friday morning so crews may finalize work after upgrading substation equipment, officials said Tuesday.

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Bend council hears gas tax input amid date debate

Bend’s proposed fuel tax is beginning to look like a pricey one, as a March special election would cost the city about $70,000, though it would allow a quicker move to fix up more roads. Monday evening, city councilors heard what the public had to say about the proposal.

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Jury selection continues in Freddie Gray trial

Jury selection resumed Tuesday in the trial of a Baltimore Police Department officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

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Bend cracks down on residents slow to shovel snow

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Bend residents who are hesitant to break out the shovel after a snowstorm could find themselves with a fine, now that officials are increasing enforcement of the city's snow-removal code.

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Jefferson Co. SO seeks Lake Billy Chinook boat moorage limits

The Oregon State Marine Board is seeking public comment on a proposed boat moorage rule requested  by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in the wake of an issue with a large boat that called Lake Billy Chinook home for the past couple of years.

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Scientists push for pot pesticide testing before new rules

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Though marijuana products sold in Oregon will have to undergo testing for pesticides beginning this spring, some scientists are pushing for testing in the interim.

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State business agency adds C.O. finance officer

Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency, said Tuesday it has expanded its staff in Central Oregon to include a business finance officer with 25 years of experience in commercial banking.

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Klamath Falls man charged with assault for opening fire on motorist

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath Falls man is facing multiple charges for allegedly opening fire on another motorist.

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Oregon AG: Settlement to fund prescription drug abuse fight

Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum announced Tuesday the Oregon Coalition for Responsible Use of Meds and Oregon Health Sciences University will receive $567,000 to combat opioid (prescription pain-killer) drug abuse in the state.

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4 fires at Portland high school ruled arson

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two fires at a Portland high school that forced classes to be dismissed have been ruled arson and are connected to two other recent fires at the school.

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