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Crews fight more Oregon wildfires; holiday caution urged

Fire crews kept working Tuesday on several fires burning around Central Oregon and kept close watch for any new holdover fires from the lightning storms that moved through the area in recent days. Numerous others were being fought around the state.

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C.O. fire officials urge extreme caution over holiday

With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, Central Oregon firefighters and land managers said Tuesday they want to remind the public to recreate safely on federal public lands this weekend.

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Bend police ID motorcyclist critically injured in crash

Bend police on Tuesday identified a 24-year-old California man who was thrown from his motorcycle and critically injured when he allegedly ran a stop sign and collided with a car at a northwest Bend intersection Monday afternoon.

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Recreational marijuana is legal Wednesday - within limits

Starting Wednesday, recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon for adults 21 and older. But there are limits, state officials reminded Tuesday.

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Oregon growers look forward to new era of retail marijuana

WILLIAMS, Ore. (AP) — Once a month, veteran medical marijuana growers and hopeful newbies gather in the old Williams Grange hall in a small rural valley in southern Oregon long known for growing some of the best cannabis on the planet.

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Senate advances bill publishing school's vaccination rates

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon senators have advanced a measure requiring all schools to make public their vaccine exemption rates by disease.

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Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight plans to step down, and says he wants President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him.

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Late Aloha teen, Bend man among 18 honored for heroism

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 16-year-old Oregon boy who drowned while trying unsuccessfully to save his younger brother's life is one of 18 people to be honored with a Carnegie Medal for heroism.

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No-shooting zone proposed for area east of Redmond

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County is making plans to implement a no-shooting zone east of Redmond city limits.

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Greece defaults on $1.7 billion IMF payment

In a dramatic but widely expected step, Greece formally defaulted on a $1.7 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund early Wednesday in Athens.

Greece became the first developed country to default to the IMF, an organization of 188 member na...

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Portland Fire mulls burn ban that would include fireworks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland fire officials are considering burn bans that would include fireworks through the July 4 weekend.

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