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Ban on campfire remains as does fire danger

Campfire bans confusing but necessary, officials say

Starting Tuesday, the Willamette National Forest and Lane County are lifting their ban on campfires. They are the exception to the rule. Campfire bans remain in place on the Deschutes and Ochoco national forests and BLM lands in Central Oregon, where much less rain fell of late.

Lottery still waiting to hear from Bend's big jackpot winner

More than a week after someone struck it rich in Bend, the Oregon Lottery has yet to hear from the winner of a $6.4 million Oregon Lottery Megabucks jackpot.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry

State parks campfire ban extended through Labor Day

The statewide state park ban on campfires and open flames will continue for another week, through the Labor Day holiday weekend, officials said Tuesday.

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Facebook

Facebook makes it official: Third Prineville data center on way

Facebook officials made it official Tuesday, announcing they will build a third, larger data center in Prineville after city and Crook County officials approved a new property tax break last week.

Bike left behind by Sistters intruder

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Fleeing Tollgate burglars leave mountain bike behind

A couple living in the Tollgate subdivision near Sisters awakened early Sunday to find a stranger in their bedroom, who they chased away – but apparently he or another man found waiting outside left their mountain bike behind, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

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CCTV via CNN

Extreme volatility rocks China stocks

China stocks swung wildly on Wednesday as investors grappled with the market's latest episode of extreme volatility.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite shed 4.2 percent at the opening bell, only to recover and lurch into positive territory by mid-day. The smal...

Photo: Bend Albertsons makes that change

Barney Lerten/KTVZ.COM

Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion over grocery deal

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The small grocery chain Haggen is suing Albertsons for more than $1 billion, alleging the supermarket giant engaged in efforts to eliminate it as a viable competitor in five states.

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St. Charles Health System

St. Charles set for move to new Prineville hospital

Two years ago, St. Charles Health System’s Board of Directors recognized Prineville was ready for a new hospital. The board approved the construction of a facility that was consistent with the nonprofit organization’s vision for health services in the region.

Klamath County sheriff Frank Skrah

Klamath sheriff asks court to force deputies back to work

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is asking a court to force seven deputies who are on non-disciplinary leave back to work.

SaferRide app

ODOT

Impaired driver: Need a safe ride home? There's an app....

It was introduced last December, but in the hubbub of the holidays, a popular new app that helps impaired drivers get home safely might have gotten overlooked.

Judge drops case against gay-rights activist Terry Bean

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A judge has dismissed sex-crimes charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean, who was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy.

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