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School budget up for vote in Oregon House

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House is nearing a decision on state funding for schools.

Fallen Bend hiker still in coma

Bend man still in coma, 2 months after 30-foot fall

It’s been almost two months since a hiker fell 30 feet down a rocky ravine at Dillon Falls near Bend. Chris Brinegar went off trail to get a better view. His loving family, in painful limbo, has a message for those who venture outdoors.

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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 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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Affidavit: Tigard man, 73, found beaten, legs bound

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Court records show a 73-year-old man beaten to death at his Tigard home last week was found with his legs bound with rope.

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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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Fairfax County police

Prisoner in custody after Virginia hospital escape

An alleged bank robber who overpowered a guard and escaped a Virginia hospital is now back in custody, police said Tuesday.

Wossen Assaye was being watched by two private security guards at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, when he man...

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Source: Lubitz girlfriend knew he had issues

The girlfriend of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz knew he had psychological issues but "did not know the extent of the problems," a European government official briefed on the investigation into last week's crash told CNN on Tuesday.

The source sa...

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Fairfax County police

Prisoner in custody after Virginia hospital escape

An alleged bank robber who overpowered a guard and escaped a Virginia hospital is now back in custody, police said Tuesday.

Wossen Assaye was being watched by two private security guards at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, when he man...

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CNN

Turkish power outage hits Istanbul, Ankara

A massive power outage spread across Turkey on Tuesday, blacking out a broad swath of the country and affecting some flights.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said all possible causes were under investigation, including terrorism.

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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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