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Central Oregon firefighters tackle several new blazes

More than 200 firefighters worked Monday to contain a lightning-sparked fire north of Dayville that has blackened over 4,600 acres, as other crews, lookouts and reconnaissance planes watched for new smoke plumes from a weekend of thunder and lightning over Central Oregon.

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Washington wildfire tears through thousands of acres

A raging wildfire in central Washington state has burned through thousands of acres, damaged dozens of homes and forced residents to evacuate.

For hours on Monday, residents faced a new threat -- an ammonia leak -- after embers caught a recycling plan...

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Survey: SC lawmakers support removing Confederate flag

According to a press survey of South Carolina legislators, there's enough support to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, The Associated Press reported.



Driver arrested after woman calls 911 to report kidnapping

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Police say a kidnapped woman was rescued on an Eastern Oregon freeway.

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Prison break: 'The nightmare is finally over'

David Sweat and Richard Matt planned to head to Mexico after busting out of Clinton Correctional Facility more than three weeks ago, but had to improvise after the prison tailor accused of aiding them failed to show up to give them a ride, Gov. Andre...

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US stock suffer worst drop of 2015 on Greek default fears

Greece only makes up 0.3%of the global economy, but it's causing a global stock market sell-off, including a drop of 350 points in the Dow Jones industrial average.

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Greece could be biggest national default in history

If Greece defaults on its debt, it will be the biggest default by a country in history.

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Supreme Court allows Texas abortion clinics to remain open

The Supreme Court on Monday granted a request from abortion clinics in Texas to put on hold a lower court ruling that would have shuttered all but a handful of abortion clinics, while the clinics appeal the case to the Supreme Court.

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Deschutes County launches public health reporting site

Deschutes County Health Services said Monday it has launched a Public Health Online Reporting Site. Residents and visitors of Deschutes County can use this website to report public health concerns.

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Man who shot child through floor faces gun-dealing charges

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A southern Oregon man who killed a little girl in a burst of gunfire while using an assault-style rifle to get up from a couch now faces federal firearms charges alleging he lied on background checks to buy dozens of automatic handguns.

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OSU scientists seek public's help to study offshore 'Blob'

A huge mass of unusually warm water that scientists have dubbed “The Blob” has lurked off the West Coast for much of the past two years and speculation is growing that it may be connected in some way with the drought plaguing West Coast states.

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    According to Realtor.org and a report from the Commerce Department, new-home sales hit the highest rate since Feb. 2008.

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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