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SE Bend captured, tranquilized cougar

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Big cat, big fright: Cougar caught behind SE Bend home

A cougar lounging in a tree high above a southeast Bend home was tranquilized and captured by wildlife officials and law enforcement Friday afternoon as shocked neighbors watched and snapped photos; ODFW biologist said it would be euthanized as relocations don't resolve issues.

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Error affects Crook County graduation rates

Oregon's graduation rates are the worst in the nation, at 72 percent, and Crook County School District ranked even worse than that. Just 30 percent of students in the district received a high school diploma in the latest school year. But officials point to many problems with that number.

Kitzhaber news conference

KGW.com

Kitzhaber: I still love Cylvia Hayes, won't resign

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber faced a barrage of questions from reporters Friday over the latest revelations involving fiancee Cylvia Hayes, saying they had tried to navigate uncharted waters to keep her professional work separate from her relationship.

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Regulators: Oregon logging rules don't protect clean water

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal regulators have ruled Oregon's state logging rules do not sufficiently protect fish and streams from pollution caused by clearcutting too close to streams, water running off old logging roads, landslides and sites sprayed with pesticides.

Chuck Hagel interview

Hagel: Gitmo transfers source of friction

White House officials pressured Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to increase the pace of detainee transfers from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, the outgoing secretary acknowledged to CNN's Barbara Starr in an interview Friday.

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Ohio to delay 7 executions

Ohio will delay the executions of seven death row inmates while searching for an adequate supply of drugs that complies with its new execution protocol, the state's Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Friday.

Conditional release for Dave's Killer Bread co-founder

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A judge in Hillsboro has decided to grant the co-founder of Dave's Killer Bread a conditional release, deciding that Dave Dahl doesn't need to be sent to a state mental hospital.

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Body found in S. Ore. is driver who fled after police chase

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a body found in a wooded area of southern Oregon is that of a 32-year-old Klamath Falls man who was driving an SUV that fled from police on Dec. 19.

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E. Oregon neglect case: More than 80 animals seized

LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Union County say more than 80 farm animals have been seized from an Eastern Oregon property where investigators found more than two dozen carcasses.

Barred owl High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum

Ow, ow, owl: Birders ID culprit in Salem jogger attacks

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The bird attacking joggers in a Salem city park has been identified as a barred owl, a species the federal government is spending millions to kill in Northwest forests.

Bart the zombie miracle cat

Tampa Bay Humane Society

Custody battle brewing over 'Zombie Cat'

A custody battle could be brewing over the Florida cat that was supposedly thought to be dead, buried and found alive several days later.

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Deschutes County’s home prices are still rising among the 10 fastest in the country, though the market reflected some…

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