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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.

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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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Guard helicopter airlifts injured hiker near North Sister

A hiker from Eugene injured in a fall near a lake north of the North Sister was hoisted aboard an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter late Thursday afternoon for a trip to a Springfield hospital, capping a seven-hour Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue effort that began with a text-message emergency beacon.

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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.

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SE Bend traffic stop sparks chase, crash, manhunt, arrest

A transient who fled a traffic stop for speeding led police on a wild chase Thursday morning, crashing into a transformer box and eluding searchers, who eventually found him walking down a nearby road. They say he threw a handgun out of the pickup during the pursuit.

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Forest Service closes all access to Tumalo Falls

The Deschutes National Forest has closed the Tumalo Creek Trail due to people crossing the city of Bend's construction zone to get there, agency officials said Friday.

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Natural causes blamed in S.C. church fire

Weather appears to have caused the fire that gutted a traditionally black church in South Carolina this week, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has concluded.

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