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Crook County rejects bid for more local control of federal lands

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Crook County commissioners, on a 2-1 vote, have rejected a plan by a group of residents that seeks greater local control over the management of federal lands.

Bend viewpoint signs spark dismay

City signs placed at scenic Bend viewpoint irk hikers

Central Oregon is known for its beautiful scenic views, but some hikers expressed dismay Tuesday at the city of Ben's choice for where to install 'tobacco-free campus' signs in the middle of a view atop Overturf Butte.

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Missing Ochocos bow hunter, 75, found safe

A 75-year-old bow hunter from Bend who had been missing in the Ochoco National Forest for two days was found early Tuesday in "relatively good health," having walked several miles to a ranch the Wheeler County Sheriff's Office reported.

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McCain, Rubio win primaries, CNN projects

The incumbents won the night in several highly watched races Tuesday night. CNN projected Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida all won their primary races Tuesday n...

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Equipment failure causes major Bend power outage

About 16,500 Pacific Power customers across the north half of Bend lost power, some for more than an hour Tuesday morning due to an equipment failure on a main transmission line, the utility said.

Ryan Bundy can continue as own lawyer in Malheur refuge case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge agreed to let Oregon standoff defendants Ryan Bundy and Kenneth Medenbach represent themselves at their upcoming trial, despite concerns they won't follow court rulings in the presence of the jury.

Bend police plan school speed-zones crackdown

Bend PD reminder: As school resumes, so do speed zones

The weather is great, but it is time to start thinking about going back to school -- and school zone safety and speed limits, the Bend Police Department reminded Tuesday.


KFXO experiencing over-the-air issues

We are currently experiencing issues with our KFXO over-the-air broadcasts.  This affects all OTA viewers in Central Oregon. as well as Dish and Direct satellite subscribers along with Crestview Cable subscribers.

$30 million suit filed in Hillsboro work-release killing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a Portland woman killed by her ex-boyfriend while he was on work release from a Washington County halfway house has filed a $30 million wrongful death lawsuit against the facility and the county.

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Solar project consultant charged with fraud in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An energy consultant involved with an Oregon solar power project has been indicted on forgery charges.

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Newmont Mining nks deal to help sage grouse habitat in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Newmont Mining Corp. has reached an agreement with the U.S. government and the state of Nevada to protect some of the most critical sage grouse habitat in the West in exchange for assurances it will be able to develop other public lands in the future.

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