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Pot lab rules: Who is testing the testers?

There are now five medical marijuana dispensaries in Central Oregon that are licensed and fully legal. But the labs testing the medicine do not have to be state licensed.

Taxidermist under fire

Retiring Redmond taxidermist under fire

A taxidermist in Redmond is surrounded by controversy at the close of his nine-year career. Kelly Wooldridge, a veteran and owner of Bar W Taxidermy is under fire by customers who's stuff was stolen from his trailer.

Evangelical Catholic Church opening in Bend

Ousted Bend priest finds new calling

A new denomination of Catholicism is coming to Bend, and the leader is the very priest ousted by the the Diocese of Baker, the governing body that oversees St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Avalanche warning issued for Cascades

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service is warning of avalanches on the west slopes of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon Thursday morning because of heavy snow and rain in the mountains.

Earthquake

Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia coast

PORT ALICE, British Columbia (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.6 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.

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Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A technology committee is poised to make a final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.

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Israel: Hamas presence a no-go for talks

Israel's Security Cabinet announced Thursday the country won't hold peace negotiations with a Palestinian government backed by the militant Hamas movement.

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Portland city worker arrested in car thefts case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested a city of Portland employee Wednesday and accused her of being involved in an auto theft ring.

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Medford man stabbed after complaining about noise

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — As many as six people beat and stabbed a Medford man who asked the neighbors to turn down loud music.

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Chicago pediatrician among 3 killed by guard

A Chicago pediatrician who "felt called" to move to Afghanistan to treat children and train physicians was among three Americans killed at a Kabul hospital Thursday by an Afghan guard.

Clackamas County woman in 5 trials in 6 days

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A woman scheduled for five trials in six days in Clackamas County Circuit Court lost the first one Wednesday when she was convicted of harassment.

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Enviro Center to seek $5 million 'energy prize'

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The Environmental Center in Bend took an important step toward expanding its mission to embed sustainability into daily life…

How about 'Beer Camp' in - where else? - Bend

Bend Beer Camp Website

The first ever Bend Beer Camp has been announced for June 19-22.  "Think of Bend Beer Camp as your beer concierge,…

Oregon Senior Games coming to Bend

Oregon Senior Games Website

Active, competitive and/or athletic seniors, ages 50 and over have a new excuse to visit Bend: The Oregon Senior Games,…

Same-sex marriage supporters rally in Bend

Same-sex marriage rally

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear oral arguments over Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. Foes of the ban held vigils…

Prineville family talks of scoutmaster's alleged abuse

Former Prineville scoutmaster arrested on sex abuse

A former Prineville Boy Scout leader arrested on sex abuse charges is out on bail, but a family accusing him of child…

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What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

Cliven Bundy

When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada…

Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon commission has ordered a waste-to-power facility to stop accepting boxed medical waste after…

Same-sex marriage supporters rally in Bend

Same-sex marriage rally

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear oral arguments over Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. Foes of the ban held vigils…

Prineville family talks of scoutmaster's alleged abuse

Former Prineville scoutmaster arrested on sex abuse

A former Prineville Boy Scout leader arrested on sex abuse charges is out on bail, but a family accusing him of child…

Politicians denounce racher's racist remarks

Cliven Bundy

What started out as a standoff over land rights may be turning into a controversy over race.

Ukraine tense as Russia launches new drills

Russian masked gunman

Following days of simmering unrest, tensions in Ukraine escalated sharply Thursday, with Russia embarking on new military…

Vatican: Pope's phone calls don't change doctrine

Vatican

They're just phone calls, people. That's the message the Vatican sent to reporters on Thursday.

Report: Teen stowaway's father speaks out

Hawaiian Airlines

The 15-year-old who sneaked onto a flight from California to Hawaii has been facing difficult times at school, a man…

3 sex abuse suits against Elmo actor tossed

 Kevin Clash

Three sex abuse lawsuits against the man who once voiced "Sesame Street's" Elmo character have been dismissed by a federal…

Chicago pediatrician among 3 killed by guard

Cure Hospital, Afghanistan

A Chicago pediatrician who "felt called" to move to Afghanistan to treat children and train physicians was among three…

Israel: Hamas presence a no-go for talks

Netanyahu at UN

Israel's Security Cabinet announced Thursday the country won't hold peace negotiations with a Palestinian government backed…

Refrain of passengers' families: Release data

Flight 370 families

As word came Thursday that the Malaysian government had filed a preliminary report about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight…

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Will GOP's health law focus pay off in 2014 midterms?

Affordable Care Act website, health care website

Nonpartisan political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg said Sunday it's hard to imagine Republicans can run entirely on a…

President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of…

Sebelius: ACA hits 7.5 million sign-ups

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The number of people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act stands at 7.5 million -- an increase of 400,000 since the Obama…

Poll: Rate of uninsured Americans drops

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A new survey indicates 15.6 percent of Americans don't have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008.

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Pay it Forward: Ochoco Elem. library needs books

Pay it Forward Ochoco Elem Library gets boost

Students at Ochoco Elementary spend time every day reading in the library. But what do the kids do when some of the shelves are bare and the books are outdated? In this segment of Pay it Forward, we help give the Mustangs a little library makeover.

Pay it Forward: 'Carly's Kids' have outdoor fun

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Pay it Forward is NewsChannel 21’s segment bringing awareness to the good things happening around us every day here in Central Oregon. This month’s unsuspecting “target” is dedicated fifth-grade teacher Sandy Phillips – not for her classroom activities, but her efforts to support kids outside of the classroom.

Pay it Forward: 'Backpacks in Bend' feeds kids

Pay it Forward Backpacks in Bend

Imagine being a child going to school hungry Monday morning. That's the reality for hundreds of Central Oregon students, but "Backpacks in Bend" is helping solve the problem -- and this year's "Pay it Forward' selection.

Pay it Forward: 'Kits for Kids' helps homeless students

More than 20,000 Oregon students are homeless, and many live in Central Oregon. But one Bend organization is working to help make things a little easier for those kids.  

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Stocks: Tug of war on Wall Street

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The bulls and bears were having a tug of war Thursday as they debate the latest corporate earnings, renewed geopolitical…

Coffee prices skyrocket after Brazil drought

Coffee

Coffee prices have doubled since late last year, and drinkers of the black stuff may soon start to notice.

GM's $1.3 billion recall cost wipes out profit

GM

General Motors' recall crisis virtually wiped out its profit for the first three months of the year, as it said Thursday…

How'd this book top Amazon's best-seller list?

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

One would think the secret to selling books would be to mimic the sorcery of "Harry Potter," or to capitalize on the teen…

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Obama plays soccer with Japanese robot

Obama visits National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

President Barack Obama has some new high-tech friends

NRA gathers as gun debate cools, shifts focus

National Rifle Association

The National Rifle Association holds its annual meeting with the gun debate cooling overall and pivoting to the states,…

Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan in land dispute

Obama in Japan

The United States stands by its security agreement with Japan in its dispute with China over a group of islands, President…

More drug offenders eligible for clemency

Jail cell, prison

More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department…

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The end of chemo: Safer ways to fight cancer

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When 14-year-old Nick Wilkins' leukemia resisted chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, his doctors turned…

Custom organs: Creating body parts from dust

3-D plastic skull

The long metal table in the University of Michigan biomedical engineering lab is covered by a film of white dust. Scattered…

No-scar surgery: Less pain, shorter recovery

Surgery doctors generic

"We probably won't be doing surgery anymore," says Dr. Bradley Needleman, director of the Center for Minimally Invasive…

Personal sensors: Monitoring your every move

Woman sleep, sleeping

How did you sleep last night? OK, that's an easy question. But do you know your blood sugar, oxygen and hydration levels?…

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Michigan affirmative action ban upheld

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision…

Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

Rand Paul

Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school…

Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die

College, university students

Student loan borrowers are suddenly being thrown into default when the co-signer on their loan -- often a parent or…

How some colleges are offering free textbooks

man looking at computer screen

Open textbooks are catching on among educators and institutions looking to save students money.

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Custom organs: Creating body parts from dust

3-D plastic skull

The long metal table in the University of Michigan biomedical engineering lab is covered by a film of white dust. Scattered…

No-scar surgery: Less pain, shorter recovery

Surgery doctors generic

"We probably won't be doing surgery anymore," says Dr. Bradley Needleman, director of the Center for Minimally Invasive…

Personal sensors: Monitoring your every move

Woman sleep, sleeping

How did you sleep last night? OK, that's an easy question. But do you know your blood sugar, oxygen and hydration levels?…

No more pills: Just give it to me in a chip

Women's health

Did you take your meds today? At the right time? All of them? Following your doctor's orders can be cumbersome, especially…

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Enviro Center to seek $5 million 'energy prize'

Environmental Center logo

The Environmental Center in Bend took an important step toward expanding its mission to embed sustainability into daily life…

Obama pushes back Keystone decision

Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL…

Can Mr. Poo stop public defecation in India?

Toilet

India has an unlikely new public health hero: a giant, anthropomorphic turd that chases people to squat in toilets.

What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

Cliven Bundy

When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada…

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Army occupies Rio slum ahead of World Cup

Complexo da Mare, Rio de Janeiro slum

Brazilian army troops and marines have moved into a sprawling shantytown in northern Rio de Janeiro to reinforce police in…

Sunday Night Football begins with Broncos-Colts

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The first Sunday Night Football game of the 2014 season features the second meeting between Peyton Manning and his former…

Ex-NBA player McGrady makes Skeeters' roster

Baseballs, sports, MLB

Former NBA player Tracy McGrady has shown enough promise as a pitcher that he landed a spot on the opening day roster with…

Red Sox win 5-1 as Yankees' Pineda ejected

Michael Pineda, ejected for pine tar

Michael Pineda stole the headlines, but John Lackey and his Boston Red Sox took the game at frigid Fenway Park on Wednesday…

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Man leaves $1,000 tip for dog's surgery

Christina Summitt tip dog surgery

Good people, not to mention good tippers, do exist.

Lawsuit: 'abnormally dangerous' duck attacked

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon duck accused of having "abnormally dangerous propensities" finds itself at the center of a…

Nearly 60 cats rescued from Newberg apartment

Rescued Newberg cats OHS

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Humane Society says nearly 60 cats and kittens that had been living in a Newberg, Ore.,…

Prosecutor: Pair used cat to defraud owner

Woman face defraud charges

A once fat cat is now almost broke, literally. Not the Wall Street-type, but the four-legged, furry variety.

A 7-year-old…

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GM's $1.3 billion recall cost wipes out profit

GM

General Motors' recall crisis virtually wiped out its profit for the first three months of the year, as it said Thursday…

GM: Changes could have prevented recall crisis

GM logo

General Motors on Tuesday restructured its engineering and quality departments, saying the changes could have prevented its…

GM accused of hiding ignition flaws in 2009 bankruptcy

GM, General Motors

Lawyers pressing cases against General Motors say the automaker concealed the controversial ignition defect when it "took…

Tesla to build cars in China

Tesla Model S

Tesla is planning to build its electric cars in China.

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3 sex abuse suits against Elmo actor tossed

 Kevin Clash

Three sex abuse lawsuits against the man who once voiced "Sesame Street's" Elmo character have been dismissed by a federal…

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby

Jason Sudekis Olivia Wilde

Actress Olivia Wilde proudly announced the birth of her baby boy on Wednesday, tweeting a photo to share the news with her…

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

Jodie Foster Globes sized

Surprise! Jodie Foster's now a married woman.

Chris Brown trial in Washington delayed

Chris Brown

Chris Brown must return to California the same way he got to Washington, D.C. -- in chains on the grueling "Con Air" inmate…

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Cameron Diaz through the years

Cameron Diaz, What to Expect premiere 2012

As Cameron Diaz stars in "The Other Woman," take a look at images of the actress throughout her career.

'80s movie gadgets you know you wanted

Woman wearing 3-D movie glasses

There are just some gadgets from '80s movies that as soon as they showed up on the screen, everybody wanted them. Don't…

5 movies that had us rooting for bad guys

cheering movie theater audience

You probably don't find yourself rooting for criminals and outlaws in real life, but in movies anything goes. Here are five…

5 greatest last lines in movie history

Vivien Leigh, Gone With The Wind

These movie last lines not only put the icing on the cake of these beloved films, but became pop culture fixtures in the…

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Postal worker jailed for hiding mail

Postal worker sentenced for hiding mail

Newman, Jerry Seinfeld's diabolical nemesis and United States postal worker, was denied his dream transfer to Hawaii when…

Ronald McDonald gets new style makeover

Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald is updating himself with a new look and a new presence on social media.

Man wants 'murder' tattoo removed before murder trial

Jeffery Chapman murder tattoo

A man who has been charged with first-degree murder has requested that he be allowed to cover up or remove his massive neck…

Texas woman jailed over corn dog

Charmelle Henry

A Texas woman is arrested after police say she threatened the lives of restaurant workers over a corn dog.

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Report: Teen stowaway's father speaks out

Hawaiian Airlines

The 15-year-old who sneaked onto a flight from California to Hawaii has been facing difficult times at school, a man…

MH370 search: Object not from plane

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 search

A metal object that washed ashore on Australia's coast wasn't from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said.

Detailed…

Stowaway was tired, quiet after jet's landing

Hawaiian Airlines stowaway

Teriyaki meatballs, rice, cookies and a bottle of water.

That's what authorities gave a hungry teen stowaway who survived a…

Teen stowaway signals 'big security breach'

San Jose to Maui

If a teen carrying nothing but a comb can do it, who else could breach airport security and hop aboard the bottom of a…

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KFC brings back its fabled Double Down

KFC Double Down

KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. But like a…

World's best pizza not in Italy

Johnny Di Francesco

Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of.

McDonald's fights back with free coffee

McCafe Premium Roast Coffee

It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced Friday that it will offer customers…

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

Frog in salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning stowaway after opening her Pret A Manger…

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Make mom feel special on Mother's Day with a homemade breakfast.

Mother’s Day gift ideas for grandma

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Get grandma something special this Mother’s Day with these ideas.

Mother’s Day gifts kids can make for mom

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Sometimes the best gifts are the homemade ones. This Mother’s Day, consider having your little ones use these ideas to make…

Unusual celebrity baby names

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What do the words Bear, North and Blue Ivy have in common? They're both names given to the children of famous celebrities -…

Know the origins of Mother's Day?

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Mothers have been revered throughout history, from ancient pagan celebrations to church holidays to present-day Mother's Day.

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Children with ADHD may have symptoms into adulthood

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic, lifelong condition. Get tips on how to control it as your child ages.

Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?

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Is there a difference between organic and regularly grown food when it comes to nutrition, safety and price? Find out here.

Drinking enough water important for kids and adults

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It's just as important for kids to drink enough water each day as it is for adults. Find out why here.

Should you give your kids fruit juice?

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Are fruit juice drinks healthy for your kids, or should you avoid them because of their high sugar content? Find out here.

Ideas to encourage your kids to eat well

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Use these tips to help your kids eat healthier.

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Pronghorn, in the News

It's been named home to one of the top golf courses in the United States. And now, Pronghorn Resort is getting bigger --…

Winter Cycling

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When winter comes to Bend it’s no reason to stop mountain biking. I think you will find some of the nicest conditions of…

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Ukraine tense as Russia launches new drills

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Following days of simmering unrest, tensions in Ukraine escalated sharply Thursday, with Russia embarking on new military…

Russia's Lavrov: U.S. 'running show' in Kiev

Pro-Russian protesters, Luhansk, Ukraine

The Ukraine crisis simmered Wednesday, if not with actual fighting, then with fighting words from the key outside players in…

Dutch fighter jets intercept Russian bombers

Russian Bear bombers

Dutch fighter jets scrambled Wednesday to intercept a pair of Russian military aircraft that entered their airspace, a…

Ukraine calls for more anti-terror measures

Biden meets with leaders in Ukraine

Ukraine's acting President called on law enforcement agencies to renew anti-terror measures across the country, citing the…

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Latest Chevrolet SUV goes small

While Chevrolet has a history of building good full-size trucks and SUVs, the company's latest offering lands on the small…

Take a virtual tour of the new BMW X4

BMW is using this week's New York Auto Show for the world debut of its all-new BMW X4.

Pictures of the all-new Acura TLX

The all-new Acura TLX replaces two other sedans in the Acura lineup with one premium ride.

Images of the 2015 Jeep Renegade

Jeep's latest offering may be smaller than other Jeeps, but just as capable.

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