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Smith Rock hiker seriously injured in 40-ft. fall, rescued

A California woman on her first hike at Smith Rock went off trail Sunday and was climbing a nearly vertical section of rock when she lost her hold, fell about 40 feet and was seriously injured, prompting an hours-long rescue effort, Deschutes Count deputies said.

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Three motorcyclists injured in crash north of La Pine

Three motorcyclists were injured, one seriously, when they crashed and were thrown from their bikes on a curving section of Huntington Road north of La Pine Sunday morning, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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String of 3 small Bend brushfires deemed 'suspicious'

Three small but suspicious brushfires broke out on vacant land along roads in various areas of Bend within three hours of each other Saturday night, fire investigators said Sunday as they asked the public for help with any information.

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Weather break helps crews on two SW Oregon wildfires

Cloud cover with cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity moderated fire behavior on the Stouts Fire east of Canyonville on Sunday, allowing firefighters to make good progress on the fire lines of the over 15,000-acre blaze.

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Drought has varied impact on High Desert streams

With widespread drought affecting Oregon's rivers, streams and fish, NewsChannel 21 decided to take a field trip to three Central Oregon streams to test water temperature with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Update: 4 critically injured in head-on crash S. of Sunriver

Five Bend-area residents were injured, four critically, Saturday afternoon in a head-on three-vehicle collision on South Century Drive south of Sunriver, authorities said.

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Containment of raging N. California wildfire jumps

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity have made progress corralling a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California.

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Four things to know about global warming

On Monday the Obama administration will make its first public pitch for an elaborate long-range plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the country's coal-burning power plants.

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AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much.

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Planned Parenthood vote slated in Senate

The Senate will vote Monday evening on a procedural motion to bring up legislation to strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood, but the Republican push to debate the bill is expected to fail.

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James Holmes' life story weighed by jury

James Eagan Holmes did not start out in this world as a psycho killer. The evidence his lawyers presented in court last week showed he once was a cute, happy little boy from a doting family, a nice kid who was gentle with his dog and his baby sister....

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