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Jail pays 185 000 in settled lawsuits

Deschutes paid $185K to settle two jail abuse, neglect claims

A NewsChannel 21 investigation has found Deschutes County and taxpayers have paid $185,000 to two individuals in the past year to settle jail abuse and neglect lawsuits. Two others are pending, while three claims have been dismissed in the past five years.

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Crook County trailer fire displaces family of 9

A family of nine, including seven children, was displaced by a fire at their home east of Prineville early Wednesday, authorities said.

Tick season starts early

Ticks on the move: Early season on the High Desert

You might have noticed ticks on your pets, or even yourself. That's because tick season has started early on the High Desert.

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Portland City Council bans pesticides harmful to bees

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council has banned the use by the city of a class of pesticides particularly harmful to bees, including one that is the most effective control of a pest that attacks roses — the city's symbol.

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Low California snowpack ushers water restrictions

The Golden State could soon refer to the hue of California's lawns.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time on residents, businesses and farms, ordering cities and towns in the drought-ravaged state to re...

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Gunmen storm Kenya college; police wounded

Gunmen attacked a university in south central Kenya on Thursday morning, wounding at least seven people, CNN affiliate NTV reported.

The casualties included at least two officers and a student, NTV said.

The gunshots started going off "like fireworks...

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Menendez claims innocence after indictment

A defiant Sen. Robert Menendez asserted his innocence and pledged to fight federal corruption charges brought against him Wednesday, which he said were politically motivated and "intended to silence me."

"I have always conducted myself in accordance w...

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Man fatally shot by Eugene police identified

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The police chief in Eugene, Oregon, says a 49-year-old man killed by a police officer earlier this week was shot after he came to the front door of his residence and pointed a rifle at an officer.

Iran nuke talks

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Progress, but no deal yet on Iran nuke talks

The bad news? The deadline to agree on what will be the parameters for an endgame pact on Iran's nuclear program has come and gone with no deal.

The good news? The sides are still talking.

Whether your glass is half-full or half-empty, it doesn't chang...

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Hillary Clinton's outside world is moving in

For the last two years, Hillary Clinton has had a small army of energetic supporters -- outside of her official office -- organizing, strategizing and promoting a possible presidential run.

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Convicted UO rapist charged in Beaverton woman's killing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The teenager who raped a woman outside Autzen Stadium last football season has been charged with killing a woman at a Beaverton apartment complex.

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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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