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Arson fire burns La Pine Middle School gym roof

A fire early Wednesday morning that heavily damaged the roof of the La Pine Middle School gym was "malicious and an arson event," Fire Chief Mike Supkis said.

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Progress on Dayville-area fires ahead of hot holiday weekend

A still-growing army of about 350 firefighters working in hot temperatures have brought the Sugarloaf Fire north of Dayville to 40 percent containment, as other fires also are tackled and officials plead with residents and visitors to be very careful this hot holiday weekend.

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State lifts algae health alert for Lake Billy Chinook

The Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday it has lifted a health advisory issued June 25 for Lake Billy Chinook, 26 miles southwest of Madras in Jefferson County.

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Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is easing into an era of legal marijuana after an early-morning party on a bridge at the center of Portland.

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Saturday's Bend Pet Parade is on, despite the heat

The Bend Park and Rec District has received some calls from those concerned about proceeding with Saturday's traditional Fourth of July Pet Parade due to the region's hot spell, but officials said Wednesday that with proper precautions, all should have a fun, safe time for all.

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Madras World War II hangar named to National Register

The Madras Army Air Field North Hangar, built to boost the nation's efforts during World War II, is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Man fatally shot after traffic stop in McMinnville

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died in an officer-involved shooting in McMinnville, Oregon.

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Official: Washington fire likely human-caused

Investigators have "ruled out any natural cause" for the fire that has destroyed at least 29 homes in central Washington state, a sheriff's official told reporters Wednesday.

"There was no lightning that could have caused the fire. So more than likel...

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DOJ probing possible airline team up to keep fares high

The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to several major airlines as part of an investigation into "possible unlawful coordination" to limit capacity increases, and thereby keeping ticket prices high, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The de...

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Limited burn ban in Portland area; legal fireworks still OK

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A limited burn ban has been imposed on Portland and Multnomah County.

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Police investigate fire at historic Eugene Civic Stadium

EUGEGE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene fire and police officials are hoping to speak with three young people that were seen in the press box of the historic Civic Stadium shortly before it burned down.

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