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Smith Rock climber falls 40 feet, rescued

Fellow Smith Rock climbers came to the aid of a climber who fell 30 to 40 feet due to an apparent gear failure on Saturday, officials said.

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Lost hiker found near Pole Creek Trail

One of three Salem-area teens camping southwest of Sisters called Deschutes County dispatchers late Saturday afternoon to report he became separated from his companions, lost the trail and had been wandering for four hours, prompting a rescue effort, officials said.

Tour for the Heart at Bachelor

Bend No. 6 among America's 'Most Fitness-Friendly Cities'

This may leave some critics fit to be tied, but Bend just made another Top 10 list, this time coming in No. 6 in a ranking out Saturday of the "Most Fitness-Friendly Cities in America."

Recall petitions over gun control put pressure on Democrats

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent.

Robert Bates

CNN, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office

Lawyer releases records for Tulsa deputy who killed man

The lawyer for Robert Bates, an Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot a man he meant to subdue with a Taser, released documents he says verify some of Bates' training as a law enforcement officer.

OKC 20th anniversary

CNN

Ceremony marks 20th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

Hundreds gathered in Oklahoma City Sunday to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the federal courthouse on April 19, 1995.

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2 people, dog rescued after canoe flips on Santiam River

JEFFERSON, Ore. (AP) — Two people and a dog were rescued off a bank of the Santiam River north of Albany after the canoe they were in flipped.

ACLU says US defied judge, didn't explain no-fly listing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of Americans on the U.S. no-fly list, including the imam of the Portland Islamic Center, say the U.S. has failed to explain their placement on the list.

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8,500-plus volunteers clean up communities around Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Over 8,500 volunteers celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up their communities around Oregon.

Mushy marine creatures coating beaches

KOMO

'Goopy, mushy' jellyfish invade West Coast beaches

Otherworldly goo lumps in blue and purple speckled beaches in Oregon and Washington states this week, after strong wind got caught in their sails.

Millions of jellyfish are washing up on shore, leaving beachgoers watching their steps. Except for at le...

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Junction City police chief may sue city after investigations

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — Junction City's police chief says he may sue the city after officials investigated him and put him on paid administrative leave for more than five months.

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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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