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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.

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.

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Bend man embarking on Arctic mission

A Bend man is one of six members of an international team embarking on a mission to help NASA track changes in the ice sheet inside the Arctic Circle.

Birth control amendment falls

Buehler bid to expand birth control access fails

A bid by state Rep. Knute Buehler to allow access to birth control without a doctor's prescription failed to make it out of committee Friday, but the Bend Republican said he will continue working to address the issue.

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Redmond gets $500,000 state grants for roads

More than $500,000 is coming Redmond's way for streets to serve two new businesses, as approved this week by the Oregon Transportation Commission.

Mushy marine creatures coating beaches

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'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...

GOP summit draws potential presidential hopefuls to N.H.

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GOP presidential hopefuls descend on NH

GOP presidential hopefuls descended on New Hampshire over the weekend as part of the Republican Leadership Summit, a two-day event that drew about 500 activists and the party's entire 2016 field to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua.

The event's speaker...

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.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

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Christie questions if Obama cares about US

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie questioned Friday whether President Barack Obama cares about the United States, adding that, more than six years into Obama's presidency, "we still don't even know" who he is.

Synthetic cannabis

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Hospitalizations linked to synthetic weed

New York state authorities have issued a health alert following a dramatic spike in hospital visits for synthetic marijuana-related emergencies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that more than 160 patients in nine days have been rushed to hospitals.

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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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