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(Feb. 4 story): Riverhouse close to sale

Done deal: The Riverhouse sold; big renovations ahead

One month after first word of an impending sale,  it's official: The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center in Bend has changed hands -- and the new owners said Wednesday a multimillion-dollar upgrade is in the planning stages.


Obamacare Supreme Court ruling likely won't affect Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials say Oregon's health insurance marketplace is a state-based exchange and likely won't be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court case against president Barack Obama's health care law.

New bike bill could require reflective gear

New Oregon bike bill would require reflective gear

Wear a reflective coat or vest, or receive a sizable fine. An Oregon lawmaker wants cyclists to be fined $250 if they are riding without the proper safety gear at night.

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Justice Department: No Darren Wilson charges

The Justice Department formally closed its investigation of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, declining to bring criminal charges for the killing of Michael Brown.

In a report released Wednesday, prosecutors said that "Wilson's actions do not co...

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Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

African-American Ferguson residents may have felt like they were being used as the city's personal ATM, by the way the police department hit them with traffic fines, according to a scathing new Justice Department report.

Governor endorses Oregon Health Authority nominee

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has asked the state Senate to approve her predecessor's nominee to head the Oregon Health Authority.

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Merkley, colleague urge FDA to set tobacco rules

Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., joined by colleagues Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ed Markey (D-MA), met Wednesday with the head of the Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products to urge the agency to finalize its plan for regulating tobacco products.

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Another $8 million needed on Hwy. 58 tunnel project

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Transportation says it will spend $8 million more than originally planned to finish rebuilding the Salt Creek Tunnel on Highway 58 east of Oakridge.

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FTC: Oregon still a 'hot spot' for fraud, ID theft

New data confirms that Oregon remains a hotspot in the national fraud epidemic,  the National Consumers League warned Wednesday.

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OSU nuclear forensics program to help fight terrorism

Oregon State University said Wednesday it is helping to bolster U.S. anti-terrorism and nuclear security efforts through a new graduate student training initiative in nuclear forensics.


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McDonald's to cut back on chicken raised on antibiotics

McDonald's plans to cut back on chicken raised on antibiotics.

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