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Fast-growing fire near Dayville sends smoke streaming west

The fast-growing, now nearly 13,000-acre Corner Creek Fire 11 miles south of Dayville has prompted an area closure of trails and campgrounds in and near the Black Canyon Wilderness while sending smoke streaming west and causing hazy skies in Central Oregon, officials said Thursdsay.

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Four teens face arson charges in La Pine Middle School fire

Four teens have been charged with arson and other crimes in a fire early Wednesday morning that damaged the gymnasium roof of La Pine Middle School, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Thursday.

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As big day arrives, pot giveaway trips up Bend dispensary

Bend medical marijuana dispensaries and residents alike celebrated legal recreational cannabis Wednesday with private parties, informational booths and free joints that were, at one celebration, apparently gifted out of compliance with state rules.

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'Ain't the wild West': Hummel still prosecuting pot laws

As recreational marijuana became legal Wednesday, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel's office prosecuted a pot delivery and manufacture case before a grand jury and he later issued a news release making the point: "It ain't the wild West in Deschutes County."

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Sheriff: 2 dead in helicopter crash near Newberg

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two people aboard a helicopter are dead following a crash in northwest Oregon.

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I-5 in S. Ore. closed hours after fatal shooting in police pursuit

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say Oregon State Police shot and killed a man who was wanted in the slaying of a woman in Northern California.

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Individual, group health plans to get more expensive in 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Losses from underpriced policies mean some people buying health insurance for the coming year will be paying as much as 47 percent more.

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ODOT launches pioneering per-mile road use charge program

State officials and private partners kicked off Oregon’s new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program, OReGO, on Wednesday, welcoming drivers to enroll online.

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Boko Haram attacks kill 145 in Nigeria

At least 145 people were killed after Boko Haram militants raided three villages in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, witnesses said Thursday.

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Governors, DOJ cheer $18B BP spill settlement

BP has reached a historic agreement with five Gulf States to settle the claims made against the company from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, resulting in the largest environmental settlement in history.

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OSU-Cascades researcher awarded school's largest grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Oregon State University-Cascades researcher Shannon Lipscomb a $1.5 million grant to develop and test a program to help teachers improve the school readiness of preschoolers who have been exposed to trauma.

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