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Winds fan Canyon Creek Fire to nearly 86,000 acres

The 2-week-old Canyon Creek Complex Fire south of John Day exploded in size to nearly 86,000 acres Wednesday in hot, dry, windy weather that posed a continued challenge Thursday.

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Winds push Warm Springs fire over lines, tops 66,000 acres

Two weeks after it broke out, the County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation spotted across containment lines in Shitike Canyon on Wednesday, making uphill runs through heavy timber as it grew to more than 66,000 acres, officials said Thursday.

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State parks campfire ban lasts at least another week

The statewide campfire and open flame ban in Oregon State Parks remains in place for at least one more week, officials said Thursday, as conditions have not improved since the ban began Aug. 19.

Prineville, Crook Co. OK tax deal for 3rd Facebook data center

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Facebook has been approved for a new data center in Prineville that is expected to save the social-networking company tens of millions of dollars.

Residents unhappy with proposed development of Troy Field

Bend residents plead to spare downtown's Troy Field

Twenty disgruntled Bend residents expressed dismay over the potential sale and development of Troy Field at a public meeting Wednesday night at the Bend-La Pine Schools headquarters.

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Wedding hosts near Sisters dealt a setback

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — A couple that has tried for years to gain approval to host weddings on their 216-acre property near Sisters is no closer to doing so.

Climbing area opens in Redmond

Redmond's new climbing spot 'bridges' gap

Redmond held an unusual "rope-cutting" ceremony Wednesday afternoon to formally introduce an equally unusual new climbing area, located underneath the arches of the Maple Avenue Bridge.

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EDCO, state team for better coordinated efforts

The state of Oregon and four of Oregon’s largest private economic development organizations have signed a landmark agreement to improve business development coordination and align efforts to grow Oregon’s economy.

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Dow bounces back with best 2-day gain ever

After several volatile days with huge swings in both directions, the Dow finished Thursday up 369 points. Combined with Wednesday's 619-point rally, it's the best two-day point in Dow history.

What's a casino? Oregon rules unclear, audit finds

When is a casino not a casino?  In Oregon, it’s hard to tell, a new state audit says.

Retired Lane County judge wins handgun licensing dispute

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Lane County officials were wrong in denying a retired judge a concealed handgun license.

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