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Two arrested, lb. of meth seized in Redmond Walmart lot

Central Oregon drug agents stopped a car and arrested a Washington state man and a transient in Redmond Walmart parking lot Wednesday night, later seizing about a pound of methamphetamine found hidden in the dashboard, officials said.

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Winds fan Canyon Creek Fire to nearly 86,000 acres

The 2-week-old Canyon Creek Complex Fire south of John Day exploded in size to nearly 86,000 acres Wednesday in hot, dry, windy weather that posed a continued challenge Thursday.

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Winds push Warm Springs fire over lines, tops 66,000 acres

Two weeks after it broke out, the County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation spotted across containment lines in Shitike Canyon on Wednesday, making uphill runs through heavy timber as it grew to more than 66,000 acres, officials said Thursday.

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State parks campfire ban lasts at least another week

The statewide campfire and open flame ban in Oregon State Parks remains in place for at least one more week, officials said Thursday, as conditions have not improved since the ban began Aug. 19.

Prineville, Crook Co. OK tax deal for 3rd Facebook data center

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Facebook has been approved for a new data center in Prineville that is expected to save the social-networking company tens of millions of dollars.

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Wedding hosts near Sisters dealt a setback

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — A couple that has tried for years to gain approval to host weddings on their 216-acre property near Sisters is no closer to doing so.

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EDCO, state team for better coordinated efforts

The state of Oregon and four of Oregon’s largest private economic development organizations have signed a landmark agreement to improve business development coordination and align efforts to grow Oregon’s economy.

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Tropical Storm Erika swamps Dominica; 3 die

Tropical Storm Erika doesn't have strong winds, but heavy rains were wreaking havoc on the Caribbean island of Dominica where three people were killed.

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ODOT beefs up rail incident prevention, response

The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved a proposed updated set of rules for transporting hazardous materials by rail.

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Police capture inmate accused of walking away from work crew

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Corrections says police have captured an inmate who walked away from a prison work crew in Salem.

What's a casino? Oregon rules unclear, audit finds

When is a casino not a casino?  In Oregon, it’s hard to tell, a new state audit says.

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