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Bend fails to meet water treatment deadline

More than 21,000 city of Bend water customers are getting a notice of the city’s failure to meet an Oct. 1 state deadline, set and extended years ago, to treat its water for the parasite cryptosporidium. But the filtration plant is being built, and due online in early 2016.

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American released from North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at a club for foreign sailors, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday.

An American government plane picked up Fowle...

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King County, Wash., sheriff backs Ore. pot legalization

A major law enforcement official in neighboring Washington state is throwing his support behind the Oregon measure that would legalize recreational marijuana.

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Region asks for $2M to support OSU-Cascades

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Leaders from Central Oregon are seeking $2 million in state funding for projects connected with the expansion of OSU-Cascades.

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Springfield yes, Eugene no on local marijuana tax

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Springfield City Council said yes Monday evening to a local tax on marijuana, but the Eugene council said no to the possibility.

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OSU President Ed Ray gets 9 percent raise

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State University Board of Trustees approved a 9 percent pay raise for President Ed Ray.

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Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died, the newspaper said Tuesday. He was 93.

Court reverses course on switchblade police stop

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has rejected a man's appeal of his conviction of carrying a concealed switchblade after a higher court clarified its interpretation of people's rights during a traffic stop.

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Hundreds ask to save rescue copter at Newport

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a community meeting Monday night in Newport to contest the Coast Guard decision to close its air station there and to center helicopter operations at North Bend — an hour away.

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Military spouses gain new education benefits

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., commended Tuesday’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs that the Fry Scholarship will be available starting on November 3, 2014 to spouses of servicemembers who died on active duty.

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Colorado wants to ban pot-laced brownies, candy

Colorado health officials want to ban sales of marijuana-infused brownies, cookies and most candies.

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