Suspicious packages sent to Oregon government buildings

Oregon State Police said late Monday afternoon they and other police are conducting a statewide investigation after several government offices around the state received suspicious mail, some with an unknown substance.


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150,000 SE Bend church fire traced to pinched cord

A fire that caused $150,000 damage to a southeast Bend church early Monday morning apparently was caused by a pinched extension cord, fire investigators said later in the day.

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Third Street car-pedestrian crash victim in fair condition

A 22-year-old Colorado man who was struck by a car last Wednesday night while crossing Southeast Third Street in Bend has improved to fair condition, hospital officials said Monday.

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Deschutes County updates natural disaster plan

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County has updated its plan for dealing with natural disasters, including the potential Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that recently received national attention.

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Boy Scouts vote to lift gay leader ban

The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it was lifting its ban on gay adults as employees and Scout leaders.

Eugene man missing, presumed drowned at Diamond Lake

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A 51-year-old Eugene man is missing and presumed drowned at Diamond Lake in the Umpqua National Forest.

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Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

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True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.

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Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts change policy on gay leaders

The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it's lifting the ban on gay adults as Scout leaders.

"On Monday July 27 the national executive board ratified a resolution removing the national restriction on openly gay leaders and employees," Boy Scou...

Report: Oregon prison spending No. 2 in nation

Bureau of Prisons agrees to recognize humanism as religion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons has agreed to give inmates who identify as humanist the type of accommodations it provides those who practice other religions.

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Woman unknowingly kills possible serial killer

"He pulled a gun on me! He was going to kill me!"

Those are the chilling words caught in the background of a 911 call placed earlier this month after a woman's face-off with an attacker who tried to rape her, pointing a 9 mm gun to her chest.

The vict...

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Nike offers partial refund to end FuelBand lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last three and a half years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many steps a user is taking or how many calories they've burned.

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