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Latest Bend cougar killing rekindles fierce debate

Visitors to Bend's Pilot Butte encountered a new sign posted by state parks officials Monday that warned of a weekend cougar sighting as critics attacked a police decision to shoot and kill the big cat. But online comments at KTVZ.COM and a new poll showed a deeply split public opinion.

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Mt. Bachelor finds chair-fall cause, assures lifts safe

Mt. Bachelor put its Sunrise Express lift back in service Monday after finding what sent an empty chair falling 20 feet to the ground; we talked with one witness about the frightening scene.

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Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets.

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Oregon House panel considers bill banning racial profiling

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon House lawmakers are considering legislation that defines and bans racial profiling by law enforcement agencies.

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Eugene: Officer fatally shoots reportedly suicidal man

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene, Oregon, police spokeswoman says an officer has fatally shot a reportedly suicidal man.

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OSP trooper rescues woman, 81, from E. Oregon house fire

SUMPTER, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a fish and wildlife trooper managed to rescue a disabled 81-year-old woman from a burning house in eastern Oregon.

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Project means more Hwy. 26 delays over Mt. Hood

Construction will delay travelers over Mt. Hood on U.S. Highway 26 with congestion, one-hour road closures, 20-minute traffic stops and increased truck traffic west of Government Camp, ODOT said Monday. The project will take place April through October in 2015 and 2016.

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Buehler's 'Right to Try' bill clears House hurdle

The Oregon House Health Care committee voted unanimously Monday to pass HB 2300, a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not yet been approved for market.

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Indiana legislators pledge to 'fix' law

Indiana's top two state lawmakers pledged Monday to amend the state's controversial "religious freedom" law to clarify that it cannot be used to discriminate against gay people.

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Conn. to ban state-funded travel to Indiana

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is joining a growing number of voices against a controversial Indiana law that critics say discriminates against gay people.

Malloy signed an executive order Monday blocking state-funded travel to Indiana and other ...

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Portland mayor suspends city-funded travel to Indiana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mayor Charlie Hales says Portland's government is joining the reaction against an Indiana law aimed at preventing government from compelling people to do things they object to, such as catering gay weddings.

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A slowdown in the fourth quarter did not boot Deschutes County (the Bend-Redmond metro area) out of the nation’s top 10 for…

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