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Two shots fired in Madras, police seek suspect car

Two shots fired in a southwest Madras neighborhood Monday morning, apparently over drugs, led to a hunt for a suspect car and a brief lockdown of area schools, including the Central Oregon Community College campus, police and school officials said.

Central Oregon jobs picture mixed as '14 ends

Central Oregon closed out 2014 with mixed results on the jobs front, with a strong year for two of three counties but Crook County lagging, the Oregon Employment Department reported Monday.

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Travel bans set ahead of 'historic' storm

Go home. Stay there. Seriously.

That's the message government officials across the Northeast offered residents Monday ahead of what could be a blizzard of historic proportions bearing down on the region.

"It is no joke to have people stranded on a high...

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Central Oregon homeless count in 10th year

For the 10th straight year, the Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition  is conducting a one-day count Thursday of people who are homeless or in transitional housing in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.

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Campaign aims to 'light up,' save walkers, cyclists

A total of 18 pedestrians and cyclists have been struck and killed in Deschutes County over the past six years, many in low-light conditions, according to organizers of a yearly campaign called, "Light Up the Night/See and Be Seen."

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OLCC marijuana 'listening session' set in Bend

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has announced eight more listening sessions to hear from communities around the state as the agency implements Oregon's recreational marijuana law, including one on Feb. 19 in Bend.

Oregon posted worst 2013 HS graduation rate in US

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has nowhere to go but up when it releases the graduation rate for the class of 2014 on Thursday.

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Anniversary of 'great Cascadia' coastal quake marked

Monday marked the anniversary of the last major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that rocked the Pacific Northwest 315 years ago. Scientists predict the next major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake could strike our state at any time.

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Professor warned: Stop disclosing U of O documents

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon sternly warned a professor last week not to allow further disclosures of confidential documents from the school's presidential office, saying that would violate the teacher's responsibility as a faculty member.

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Secret Service investigates White House drone crash

The man operating the drone that crashed on the White House grounds called the U.S. Secret Service on Monday morning to "self-report" his involvement in the incident.

The drone's owner and operator is a government employee who said he was using the dr...

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CIA

Ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case

The former CIA officer accused of disclosing the details of a covert operation to a New York Times reporter was convicted Monday in federal court, according to reports.

Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on nine felony counts of unauthorized disclosure of...

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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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