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Photos released of Bend Home Federal Bank robber

A man wearing sunglasses and a green bandanna over his face held up a Home Federal Bank Branch in northeast Bend during the lunch hour Thursday and fled -- but not before being confronted by a customer who fought with the man, trying to stop him.

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Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An advisory panel has recommended that Oregon drop its trouble-plagued online health exchange for private policies and have Oregonians shop for them instead on the federal online marketplace.

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Oregon meth deaths surge, cocaine deaths fall

Oregon State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson released 2013 drug-related death statistics Thursday reflecting one fewer death from last year and a near 7 percent drop from 2012, when deaths reached their highest level since 2000.

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Ore. secretary of state urges primary participation

Secretary of State Kate Brown challenged voters Thursday to improve Oregon's low turnout for primary elections by making sure to register and take part in the upcoming May 20th election.

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New loan repayment plan helps C.O. physician assistant

A Redmond man working as a physician assistant in Madras is among the first providers to benefit from Oregon's new Medicaid Primary Care Loan Repayment Program, aimed at increasing the number of health professionals serving in rural and underserved areas.

Court: State can vaccinate children in its care

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court says children in state custody can be vaccinated over their parents' religious objections.

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About-face: ODOT to seek oil train data

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Under orders from the top, Oregon's transportation agency will resume collecting annual reports from railroads about shipments of crude oil in Oregon.

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Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marion County commissioners have given final approval to an order to stop a company from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to prevent the burning of fetal material to generate power.

Danwon high school students pay tribute

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Back at school, S. Korean teens grieve

First days back at school are usually filled with optimism about what's ahead, but many students at Danwon High School near Seoul, South Korea, are looking back in mourning.

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Politicians denounce rancher's racist remarks

What started out as a standoff over land rights may be turning into a controversy over race.

Racist comments from Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy -- who earlier this month appeared to win a highly publicized standoff against federal authorities over his t...

Groups file suit to compel Klamath refuge plans

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Conservation groups want a court to order a federal agency to submit overdue plans for wildlife refuges in the Klamath Basin.

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Apparent lightning strikes at Mt. Bachelor lifts

Mt. Bachelor April 24th

BEND, Ore. (AP) — It appears that lightning struck at least twice in nearly the same place, disabling two lifts on the west…

Ousted Bend priest finds new calling

Evangelical Catholic Church opening in Bend

A new denomination of Catholicism is coming to Bend, and the leader is the very priest ousted by the the Diocese of Baker,…

Retiring Redmond taxidermist under fire

Taxidermist under fire

A taxidermist in Redmond is surrounded by controversy at the close of his nine-year career. Kelly Wooldridge, a veteran and…

Enviro Center to seek $5 million 'energy prize'

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The Environmental Center in Bend took an important step toward expanding its mission to embed sustainability into daily life…

How about 'Beer Camp' in - where else? - Bend

Bend Beer Camp Website

The first ever Bend Beer Camp has been announced for June 19-22.  "Think of Bend Beer Camp as your beer concierge,…

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What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

Cliven Bundy

When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada…

Retiring Redmond taxidermist under fire

Taxidermist under fire

A taxidermist in Redmond is surrounded by controversy at the close of his nine-year career. Kelly Wooldridge, a veteran and…

Pot lab rules: Who is testing the testers?

Who is testing the tester

There are now five medical marijuana dispensaries in Central Oregon that are licensed and fully legal. But the labs testing…

Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon commission has ordered a waste-to-power facility to stop accepting boxed medical waste after…

Shakes on a plane: Airline drama

Shakespeare on a plane

Passengers on board an easyJet flight from Gatwick, England, to Verona, Italy, on April 23 became the surprise audience for…

Passengers' kin: Release info we asked for

Flight 370 families

For weeks, the families of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have implored authorities to release information…

Ukraine tense as Russia launches new drills

Russian masked gunman

Following days of simmering unrest, tensions in Ukraine escalated sharply Thursday, with Russia embarking on new military…

CDC: Most measles cases in nearly 20 years

Measles

More people have been infected with measles in the United States during the first four months of this year than have been…

Malaysia to release MH370 report, PM says

Shadow MH 370

Facing anger from families of Flight 370 passengers, Malaysia's Prime Minister said Thursday his government will release…

Back at school, S. Korean teens grieve

Danwon high school students pay tribute

First days back at school are usually filled with optimism about what's ahead, but many students at Danwon High School near…

Mark Shand's death ruled accidental

Mark Shand

This week's death of Prince Charles' brother-in-law, who passed away in New York City after injuring his head in a fall,…

Politicians denounce rancher's racist remarks

Cliven Bundy

What started out as a standoff over land rights may be turning into a controversy over race.

Racist comments from Nevada…

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Will GOP's health law focus pay off in 2014 midterms?

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Nonpartisan political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg said Sunday it's hard to imagine Republicans can run entirely on a…

President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of…

Sebelius: ACA hits 7.5 million sign-ups

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The number of people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act stands at 7.5 million -- an increase of 400,000 since the Obama…

Poll: Rate of uninsured Americans drops

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A new survey indicates 15.6 percent of Americans don't have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008.

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Pay it Forward: Ochoco Elem. library needs books

Pay it Forward Ochoco Elem Library gets boost

Students at Ochoco Elementary spend time every day reading in the library. But what do the kids do when some of the shelves are bare and the books are outdated? In this segment of Pay it Forward, we help give the Mustangs a little library makeover.

Pay it Forward: 'Carly's Kids' have outdoor fun

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Pay it Forward is NewsChannel 21’s segment bringing awareness to the good things happening around us every day here in Central Oregon. This month’s unsuspecting “target” is dedicated fifth-grade teacher Sandy Phillips – not for her classroom activities, but her efforts to support kids outside of the classroom.

Pay it Forward: 'Backpacks in Bend' feeds kids

Pay it Forward Backpacks in Bend

Imagine being a child going to school hungry Monday morning. That's the reality for hundreds of Central Oregon students, but "Backpacks in Bend" is helping solve the problem -- and this year's "Pay it Forward' selection.

Pay it Forward: 'Kits for Kids' helps homeless students

More than 20,000 Oregon students are homeless, and many live in Central Oregon. But one Bend organization is working to help make things a little easier for those kids.  

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Stocks: Tug of war on Wall Street

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The bulls and bears had a tug of war Thursday as they debate corporate earnings, renewed geopolitical tensions and a recent…

GM's $1.3 billion recall cost wipes out profit

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General Motors' recall crisis virtually wiped out its profit for the first three months of the year, as it said Thursday…

Coffee prices skyrocket after Brazil drought

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Coffee prices have doubled since late last year, and drinkers of the black stuff may soon start to notice.

How'd this book top Amazon's best-seller list?

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One would think the secret to selling books would be to mimic the sorcery of "Harry Potter," or to capitalize on the teen…

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First lady won't speak at high school graduation

Michelle Obama, DNC 2012 walk-through

Michelle Obama will no longer speak at a Kansas high school graduation ceremony after protests that the first lady's…

Obama plays soccer with Japanese robot

Obama visits National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

President Barack Obama has some new high-tech friends

NRA gathers as gun debate cools, shifts focus

National Rifle Association

The National Rifle Association holds its annual meeting with the gun debate cooling overall and pivoting to the states,…

Obama defends policy on Ukraine, Syria

Obama in Japan

President Barack Obama on Thursday offered a robust and sometimes testy defense of his foreign policy as it applies to…

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Easy fitness: No willpower required

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Living a healthy, active lifestyle today is hard. It requires planning. Willpower. Perseverance. But in the future, fitness…

Court: State can vaccinate children in its care

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court says children in state custody can be vaccinated over their parents'…

Personal sensors: Monitoring your every move

Monitoring your every move

How did you sleep last night? OK, that's an easy question. But do you know your blood sugar, oxygen and hydration levels?…

No more pills: Just give it to me in a chip

MicroCHIPS

Did you take your meds today? At the right time? All of them? Following your doctor's orders can be cumbersome, especially…

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First lady won't speak at high school graduation

Michelle Obama, DNC 2012 walk-through

Michelle Obama will no longer speak at a Kansas high school graduation ceremony after protests that the first lady's…

Michigan affirmative action ban upheld

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision…

Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

Rand Paul

Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school…

Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die

College, university students

Student loan borrowers are suddenly being thrown into default when the co-signer on their loan -- often a parent or…

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Obama plays soccer with Japanese robot

Obama visits National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

President Barack Obama has some new high-tech friends

Personal sensors: Monitoring your every move

Monitoring your every move

How did you sleep last night? OK, that's an easy question. But do you know your blood sugar, oxygen and hydration levels?…

No more pills: Just give it to me in a chip

MicroCHIPS

Did you take your meds today? At the right time? All of them? Following your doctor's orders can be cumbersome, especially…

This selfie is out of this world

Selfie in space

Have you seen this selfie yet? It's out of this world. ... Literally.

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Enviro Center to seek $5 million 'energy prize'

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The Environmental Center in Bend took an important step toward expanding its mission to embed sustainability into daily life…

Obama pushes back Keystone decision

Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL…

Can Mr. Poo stop public defecation in India?

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India has an unlikely new public health hero: a giant, anthropomorphic turd that chases people to squat in toilets.

What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

Cliven Bundy

When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada…

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CB Trufant retires as a Seahawk

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Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Trufant announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday.

Matsuzaka gets first save as Mets beat Cards

Daisuke Matsuzaka, first save

Nearly everything about the first save of Daisuke Matsuzaka's varied and vagabond major league career came as a surprise to…

Scherzer, Cabrera lead Tigers by White Sox

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Max Scherzer has been racking up the strikeouts in all of his starts this season. Now, the reigning American League Cy Young…

Novak Djokovic to become a father

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic's fiancee Jelena Ristic is pregnant with their first child, the tennis superstar announced on social media…

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Man leaves $1,000 tip for dog's surgery

Christina Summitt tip dog surgery

Good people, not to mention good tippers, do exist.

Lawsuit: 'abnormally dangerous' duck attacked

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon duck accused of having "abnormally dangerous propensities" finds itself at the center of a…

Nearly 60 cats rescued from Newberg apartment

Rescued Newberg cats OHS

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Humane Society says nearly 60 cats and kittens that had been living in a Newberg, Ore.,…

Prosecutor: Pair used cat to defraud owner

Woman face defraud charges

A once fat cat is now almost broke, literally. Not the Wall Street-type, but the four-legged, furry variety.

A 7-year-old…

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GM's $1.3 billion recall cost wipes out profit

GM

General Motors' recall crisis virtually wiped out its profit for the first three months of the year, as it said Thursday…

GM: Changes could have prevented recall crisis

GM logo

General Motors on Tuesday restructured its engineering and quality departments, saying the changes could have prevented its…

GM accused of hiding ignition flaws in 2009 bankruptcy

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Lawyers pressing cases against General Motors say the automaker concealed the controversial ignition defect when it "took…

Tesla to build cars in China

Tesla Model S

Tesla is planning to build its electric cars in China.

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'Bachelorette' contestant killed paragliding

Paraglider

Eric Hill, who was a contestant in the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette," died this week from injuries suffered in a…

3 sex abuse suits against Elmo actor tossed

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Three sex abuse lawsuits against the man who once voiced "Sesame Street's" Elmo character have been dismissed by a federal…

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby

Jason Sudekis Olivia Wilde

Actress Olivia Wilde proudly announced the birth of her baby boy on Wednesday, tweeting a photo to share the news with her…

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

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Surprise! Jodie Foster's now a married woman.

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Cameron Diaz through the years

Cameron Diaz, What to Expect premiere 2012

As Cameron Diaz stars in "The Other Woman," take a look at images of the actress throughout her career.

'80s movie gadgets you know you wanted

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There are just some gadgets from '80s movies that as soon as they showed up on the screen, everybody wanted them. Don't…

5 movies that had us rooting for bad guys

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You probably don't find yourself rooting for criminals and outlaws in real life, but in movies anything goes. Here are five…

5 greatest last lines in movie history

Vivien Leigh, Gone With The Wind

These movie last lines not only put the icing on the cake of these beloved films, but became pop culture fixtures in the…

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Shakes on a plane: Airline drama

Shakespeare on a plane

Passengers on board an easyJet flight from Gatwick, England, to Verona, Italy, on April 23 became the surprise audience for…

Artist finds painting at Goodwill worth thousands

Art and paintbrush

A local artist purchased a $10 painting at a Goodwill store. After doing some research, he found out the painting was worth…

Woman sues after alleged pet duck attack

Domesticated duck

A woman is suing her mother's neighbor after she claims she was attacked by her pet duck.

Ronald McDonald gets new style makeover

Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald is updating himself with a new look and a new presence on social media.

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Four Seasons launches luxury jet experience

Four Seasons jet

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is entering the aviation game. Sort of.

Malaysia to release MH370 report, PM says

Shadow MH 370

Facing anger from families of Flight 370 passengers, Malaysia's Prime Minister said Thursday his government will release…

Report: Teen stowaway's father speaks out

Hawaiian Airlines

The 15-year-old who sneaked onto a flight from California to Hawaii has been facing difficult times at school, a man…

MH370 search: Object not from plane

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 search

A metal object that washed ashore on Australia's coast wasn't from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said.

Detailed…

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KFC brings back its fabled Double Down

KFC Double Down

KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. But like a…

World's best pizza not in Italy

Johnny Di Francesco

Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of.

McDonald's fights back with free coffee

McCafe Premium Roast Coffee

It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced Friday that it will offer customers…

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

Frog in salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning stowaway after opening her Pret A Manger…

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Make mom feel special on Mother's Day with a homemade breakfast.

Mother’s Day gift ideas for grandma

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Get grandma something special this Mother’s Day with these ideas.

Mother’s Day gifts kids can make for mom

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Sometimes the best gifts are the homemade ones. This Mother’s Day, consider having your little ones use these ideas to make…

Unusual celebrity baby names

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What do the words Bear, North and Blue Ivy have in common? They're both names given to the children of famous celebrities -…

Know the origins of Mother's Day?

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Mothers have been revered throughout history, from ancient pagan celebrations to church holidays to present-day Mother's Day.

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Children with ADHD may have symptoms into adulthood

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic, lifelong condition. Get tips on how to control it as your child ages.

Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?

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Is there a difference between organic and regularly grown food when it comes to nutrition, safety and price? Find out here.

Drinking enough water important for kids and adults

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It's just as important for kids to drink enough water each day as it is for adults. Find out why here.

Should you give your kids fruit juice?

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Use these tips to help your kids eat healthier.

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Pronghorn, in the News

It's been named home to one of the top golf courses in the United States. And now, Pronghorn Resort is getting bigger --…

Winter Cycling

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When winter comes to Bend it’s no reason to stop mountain biking. I think you will find some of the nicest conditions of…

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Ukraine tense as Russia launches new drills

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Following days of simmering unrest, tensions in Ukraine escalated sharply Thursday, with Russia embarking on new military…

Russia's Lavrov: U.S. 'running show' in Kiev

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The Ukraine crisis simmered Wednesday, if not with actual fighting, then with fighting words from the key outside players in…

Dutch fighter jets intercept Russian bombers

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Dutch fighter jets scrambled Wednesday to intercept a pair of Russian military aircraft that entered their airspace, a…

Ukraine calls for more anti-terror measures

Biden meets with leaders in Ukraine

Ukraine's acting President called on law enforcement agencies to renew anti-terror measures across the country, citing the…

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While Chevrolet has a history of building good full-size trucks and SUVs, the company's latest offering lands on the small…

Take a virtual tour of the new BMW X4

BMW is using this week's New York Auto Show for the world debut of its all-new BMW X4.

Pictures of the all-new Acura TLX

The all-new Acura TLX replaces two other sedans in the Acura lineup with one premium ride.

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Jeep's latest offering may be smaller than other Jeeps, but just as capable.

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