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Likely storm impact reduced; freezing rain still threat for some

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has revised its winter weather advisory for 7 p.m.  Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday, warning of 1-2 inches of snow over the High Desert and a possibility of ice and freezing rain mainly from Redmond northward.

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4,300 in southern Bend to lose power early Friday

About 4,300 Pacific Power customers in south Bend will have their electricity interrupted for up to three hours early Friday morning so crews may finalize work after upgrading substation equipment, officials said Tuesday.

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CEC announces 5.7 percent January rate hike

Due to the impacts of an Oct. 1 increase in the wholesale rates the Bonneville Power Administration charges Central Electric and other electric cooperatives, CEC will implement a 5.7 percent rate increase effective with January’s bills. The increase will be applied uniformly to all energy, facilities, and demand charges.


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Study: Unprecedented support for ISIS in the US

Support for ISIS in America has reached an unprecedented level with several thousand U.S.-based sympathizers and more terrorism-related arrests in 2015 than any year since 9/11, according to a report.

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Bend cracks down on residents slow to shovel snow

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Bend residents who are hesitant to break out the shovel after a snowstorm could find themselves with a fine, now that officials are increasing enforcement of the city's snow-removal code.

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Winnebago opening RV plant in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Winnebago Industries plans to open a manufacturing plant in Junction City.

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Scientists push for pot pesticide testing before new rules

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Though marijuana products sold in Oregon will have to undergo testing for pesticides beginning this spring, some scientists are pushing for testing in the interim.

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State business agency adds C.O. finance officer

Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency, said Tuesday it has expanded its staff in Central Oregon to include a business finance officer with 25 years of experience in commercial banking.

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Klamath Falls man charged with assault for opening fire on motorist

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath Falls man is facing multiple charges for allegedly opening fire on another motorist.

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Oregon AG: Settlement to fund prescription drug abuse fight

Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum announced Tuesday the Oregon Coalition for Responsible Use of Meds and Oregon Health & Science University will receive $567,000 to combat opioid (prescription pain-killer) drug abuse in the state.

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4 fires at Portland high school ruled arson

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two fires at a Portland high school that forced classes to be dismissed have been ruled arson and are connected to two other recent fires at the school.

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Bend-Redmond (Deschutes County) home prices rose 9 percent over the year ending in August, CoreLogic, a property information…

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