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Culver infant boy dies; officials investigatng

A 3-month-old Culver boy stopped breathing and died early Monday, despite medics' efforts to save him, and authorities said the grieving family was cooperating in the investigation.

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Fire crews battle blaze at condo structure near Mount Hood

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters from around Clackamas County have responded to fight a stubborn blaze at a three-story Government Camp condominium structure near Mount Hood.

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Two escaped weekend burns prompt reminders

Two escaped burns in Central Oregon over the weekend prompted fire officials to remind residents to take caution in outdoor burning and follow the regulations, in the remaining days that such burning is allowed.

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DEQ tests Deschutes, other waters for toxins

Central Oregon is home to beautiful blue lakes and rushing water, but hidden in our water are toxic chemicals. And while current levels are low, we now have our best info yet on what's there -- and how much.

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Drought emergencies in Baker, Wheeler counties

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared drought emergencies in two more counties — Baker and Wheeler — due to drought, low snowpack levels and low water conditions.

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Hoodoo ends ski season, opens campgrounds early

 Hoodoo Ski area has closed after a difficult, low-snow winter, but that's also allowed its owners to shift gears and open over a half-dozen campgrounds early this spring, they said Monday.

Oregon Legislature

7-hour hearing set for bill expanding background checks

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A seven-hour hearing has been scheduled for a bill expanding background checks to cover most private gun sales.

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Oregon bill would prohibit charges for filming police

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature is looking to make it legal for citizens to film the police, as long as they don't interfere.

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KSL, Utah County Sheriff's Office

Utah mom admits killing 6 babies

A Utah mom who admitted to killing six of her babies soon after giving birth was given a hefty prison sentence Monday.

Megan Huntsman, 40, pleaded guilty in February to six counts of felony murder. She will spend at least 30 years in prison before sh...


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Halliburton slashed 9,000 jobs

Lower crude prices are great for consumers, but disastrous for oil industry workers.

Halliburton employees are the latest to feel the pain. The company said Monday that it has cut 9,000 jobs over the past two quarters as crashing energy prices have fo...

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Watch sage grouse strut dance, live online

The greater sage-grouse's strutting dance is one of North America's defining wildlife spectacles, and one that few Americans have ever seen - until now.

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

Homes and home sites, NE Bend

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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