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Two La Pine men arrested in NE Bend carjacking

Two La Pine men were arrested on carjacking and other charges Monday, accused in an early-morning robbery of a car at knifepoint in northeast Bend. It was the second carjacking in Central Oregon in 10 days – and coincidentally, the second suspect in that Prineville crime was arrested in Redmond Sunday night.

Oregon lawmakers propose bill to tackle vaccine exemptions

Oregon bill takes shot at vaccine exemptions

With measles cases spreading across the country, Oregon lawmakers are taking a shot against the virus themselves -- hoping to soon make it tougher for parents to opt their children out of vaccinations.

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Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a timber industry lawsuit seeking to strip Endangered Species Act protection from a threatened seabird that nests in old-growth forests.

Oregon AG moves to block 'E-cigarette' sales

Oregon House votes to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House has overwhelmingly approved a bill barring the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and prohibiting their use in bars and workplaces.

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Union Pacific says 2 trains derail in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Union Pacific says two freight trains derailed in Oregon on Monday morning, one in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon, the other in the Cascade Range.

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New partnership eyes C.O. student success indicators

This week, a local movement called Better Together releases the first and most comprehensive collection of Central Oregon data on student success indicators.

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Oregon lawmaker's bill targets Common Core

State Rep. Carl Wilson (R-Grants Pass) has introduced legislation that would prohibit the Oregon Department of Education from requiring school districts to align instruction or assessments with Common Core state standards.

John Boehner continuing Homeland Security drama

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Boehner peering over DHS funding cliff's edge

John Boehner is facing his toughest week yet as speaker of the House of Representatives -- and that's saying a lot after a tumultuous four years of repeated efforts by his own Republican colleagues to derail his legislative agenda.

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IRS phone scam tops Oregon consumer complaints

For the first time, the IRS imposter phone scam and magazine subscription fraud topped Oregon’s list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints for 2014, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said Monday.

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Witness: Man killed by LAPD didn't reach for gun

The bystander who caught dramatic video of a fatal shooting by police in Los Angeles said Monday he didn't see the man reach for an officer's gun -- the explanation for the shooting given by police.

Anthony Blackburn said he was perplexed that four of...

E. Oregon cat hoarding sentence: 5 years probation, no pets

VALE, Ore. (AP) — The owner of a van filled with 68 cats that were malnourished and had only three litter boxes among them has been sentenced in Eastern Oregon to five years of probation.

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Bend-area home price rise still No. 8 in U.S.

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Deschutes County’s home prices are still rising among the 10 fastest in the country, though the market reflected some…

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