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Leave your body to the dogs -- and save lives

Search and rescue canines train for the worst. They were developed to be used during catastrophic events like 9/11, the Joplin, Missouri. tornadoes and more recently the Oso, Washington mudslide. They bring people home, dead or alive. But something they need to do so is hard to come by -- and a bit unnerving.

Blasting shakes NE Bend homes

Bend neighbors blast contractor's demolition work

A new housing development in northeast Bend is not only preparing for dozens of new homes near the Sandalwood neighborhood, but also leaving some nearby neighbors wondering if their homes will survive the project's blasting.

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C.O. graduation rates up - but much room to improve

Bend-La Pine Schools have higher graduation rates than the state average, but the good news ends there. Oregon ranks dead last in a recent nationwide survey.

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Kitzhaber will talk to media about fiancée Hayes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber plans to speak to reporters Friday about his fiancee's work for a clean energy group.

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Warm winter leaves Oregon snowpack at record lows

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's mountain snowpack, vital for farms, fish and ski resorts, is in the midst of another miserable year, posting record low depths despite normal precipitation.

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Oregonians who want health insurance face Feb. 15 deadline

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians have just two more weeks to enroll in private health insurance this year.

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Lawmaker: Tax question stymied Google, Apple plans

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A state legislator promises quick action to settle uncertainty over utility taxes that some blame for decisions delaying two high-tech Oregon projects: a Google Fiber network in the Portland region and an expansion of Apple's server farm in Prineville.

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Shuttle aims to cut congestion on road to Lava Butte

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Deschutes National Forest plans to test a shuttle this year to take visitors to the top of Lava Butte, the popular tourist destination about 12 miles south of Bend.

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Pentagon: Bergdahl detainee returned to fight

The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location i...

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Hope fading fast for ISIS captives

The sunset deadline set by ISIS has passed, but the fates of two captives it's using as bargaining chips remains unknown.

ISIS had pushed Jordan to bring a convicted terrorist, Sajida al-Rishawi, to the Turkish border by 5:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. ET) Thur...

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Fifty-plus dogs rescued from S. Ore. breeding operation

APPLEGATE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Humane Society officials say more than 50 dogs have been removed from a breeding operation in the southern Oregon community of Applegate.

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Bend-area home price rise still No. 8 in U.S.

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Deschutes County’s home prices are still rising among the 10 fastest in the country, though the market reflected some…

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