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Gov. Brown declares drought in Deschutes, 7 other counties

Governor Kate Brown on Friday declared drought emergencies in eight additional Oregon counties, including Deschutes, due to drought, low snowpack levels and low water conditions.

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Redmond 'community paramedic' a first for Oregon

Redmond Fire and Rescue’s grant-funded mobile paramedic program -- a first in the state -- plays an important role in Central Oregon's health by helping high-risk patients avoid preventable health emergencies.

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Merkley: Halt 'irresponsible' reopened Arctic drilling

After a state of emergency was declared in California due to a pipeline oil spill polluting miles of Pacific coastline, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and 17 Democrat colleagues on Friday urged the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to halt all offshore oil and gas drilling permits in the Arctic region.

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Pro cyclist Boswell gives talk back home in Bend

Pro cyclist Ian Boswell is back home in Bend for a visit after racing in the Tour of California. Thursday night, he answered questions before an appreciative crowd at Crow's Feet Commons.

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California oil spill: Officials step up inquiries

Authorities intensified their response Friday to this week's Santa Barbara oil spill by announcing remedies and additional investigations.

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State department releases Clinton emails

The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

The roughly 300 emails, about 850 pages, are par...

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Bank of NY Melon settles with Oregon for $180 million

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Friday that Bank of New York Mellon Corp. has agreed to pay $180 million to settle a class-action lawsuit seeking to recover losses Oregon and other investors suffered due to alleged foreign exchange fraud.

Oregon lawmakers reconsider buffer zone for herbicide sprays

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregon lawmakers have revived an effort to limit aerial herbicide spraying on private timberlands by placing mandatory "no-spray" buffers around houses and schools.

Man pleads guilty to reduced charges in roadway shooting

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A 35-year-old former professional mixed martial arts fighter accused of murder for fatally shooting an unarmed man after a Springfield traffic crash has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

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Student services hubs to replace co-ops at Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University is repurposing the housing co-ops it shut down a year ago to serve as hubs for student services.

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Merkley opposes loosening Wall Street's rules

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., released the following statement Thursday after the U.S. Senate Banking Committee passed on a party-line vote a sprawling bill that would deregulate many key aspects of the financial industry:

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

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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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