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Campus delays have cost OSU-Cascades millions

OSU-Cascades officials say delays due to challenges to their new Westside campus have cost the school millions.


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Bend construction co. worker held on theft, forgery charges

A Bend construction company employee was arrested Tuesday on aggravated theft and nearly 50 forgery charges, accused of stealing more than $50,000 by forging company checks and depositing them into his own bank account, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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More thunderstorms, lightning; new fire caught small

Another round of thunderstorms marched north through the High Desert Tuesday afternoon, dumping heavy rain in spots and plenty of lightning that could spark more wildfires.

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La Pine lightning ignites tree; top burns garage-shop

An unusual lightning-related fire damaged a La Pine detached garage-shop late Tuesday afternoon, when a lightning bolt struck a tall Ponderosa pine tree – and its flaming top half broke off, fell and pierced the roof, setting it ablaze, officials said.

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Over half of China's stocks suspend trading

More than half of all listed Chinese companies have suspended their own shares as Beijing struggles to contain a massive stock rout.

At least 1,430 of the 2,800 companies traded in China have elected to pull their shares as markets continue their craz...

Oregon session empowered Democratic party's liberal wing

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will be the first state to automatically register drivers to vote and to give women access to 12 months of birth control at a time. Workers will get up to a week of paid sick leave. A controversial new global-warming initiative aims to reduce carbon pollution.

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City of Bend lays out three options for growth

The steering committee for the city of Bend Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) remand project recently approved three alternative UGB expansion alternatives, or “scenarios,” for further evaluation, officials said.

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Deschutes County seeks state OK for S. county sewers

The Deschutes County Planning Commission plans two public hearings soon on a proposed exception to a state land-use planning rule to allow sewers in unincorporated areas of the south county.

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Donald Trump digs in on immigration

Donald Trump's incendiary comments about Latin American immigrants have infuriated Democrats, embarrassed Republicans, blown up several of his business deals and drawn warnings from Latino political groups, some of whom ha...

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Portland gunfire: Young man wounded, woman has close call

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say a young man was shot several times but is expected to survive gunfire that also sent a bullet into the backpack of a 66-year-old woman who had just alighted from a bus.

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Biologists: Second set of pups for wandering wolf OR-7

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Biologists have found evidence that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has fathered a second set of pups.

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