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Early start to Northwest wildfire season; more danger ahead

SEATTLE (AP) — Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.

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A/C desire: Heat wave has people clamoring to cool off

The heat is on in Central Oregon, which has many people trying to cool off. Which can advantageous to air conditioning companies like Central Oregon Heating and Cooling in Redmond.

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Fire near Dayville still growing; new fire south of Clarno

The fast-growing, now nearly 13,000-acre Corner Creek Fire 11 miles south of Dayville has prompted an area closure of trails and campgrounds in and near the Black Canyon Wilderness while sending smoke streaming west and causing hazy skies in Central Oregon, officials said Thursdsay.

Senate opposes bill forcing savings of capital gains revenue

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate has voted down a bill that aims to save higher-than-average revenue from capital gains taxes, rather than spend it.

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2016ers: How to spend the Fourth of July

As Americans get ready for a Fourth of July weekend of barbecues, beer and burgers, presidential candidates are getting ready to celebrate America's Independence Day as well. Campaign stores are stocked with items like koozies and "Independence Day" bumper stickers.

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NewsChannel 21 tries out ODOT's OReGO

Drivers with fuel-efficient vehicles are not contributing as much to the gas tax as their low-mileage counterparts. ODOT is trying a new way to fund road work - paying by the mile - and NewsChannel 21 is going along for the ride.

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Oregon health insurance premiums to rise in 2016

The Oregon Insurance Division approved premium hikes on Wednesday of up to 40 percent for 2016. The increase applies only to the 10 percent of Oregonians who are self-insured.

Knopp wants voters to drop rape statute of limitations

A bill that would refer the issue of eliminating the statute of limitations for rape to the 2016 general election ballot was introduced in the Oregon Senate Thursday by Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend, and Rep. Jodi Hack, R-Salem.

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Lawmakers OK Buehler 'Right to Try' bill for terminally ill

The Oregon House voted unanimously Thursday to let terminally ill patients access experimental treatments not yet approved for market, a proposal spearheaded by Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, who led the bipartisan work group assigned to the bill.

Don't fly drones over, near wildfires, officials plead

After two California incidents that disrupted firefighting operations, wildfire managers in the northwest are urging the public not to fly unmanned aircraft known as drones within or near wildfires to ensure firefighter safety and the effectiveness of their work.

Pendleton white supremacist leader sentenced to 13 years

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The leader of a Pendleton white supremacist gang has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.

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