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Less snow also means low water levels at high lakes

It's official: Mt. Bachelor is closing for the season on Sunday due to low snow levels. And the impact of that low snowpack may well be felt by boaters as early as this spring in the high Cascade lakes.

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PPP replaces Nordic course with short trail run

Due to the unseasonably mild winter and low Mt. Bachelor snowpack, the Nordic leg of the 39th annual U.S. Bank Pole Pedal will be replaced with a 1-mile trail run that will begin at the alpine-to-Nordic transition and finish at the normal Nordic-to bike exchange area, officials decided Tuesday.

Incident blocks Century Drive

Search for suicidal driver prompts Century Drive roadblock

A call to authorities reporting an erratic driver southwest of Bend led to a search for a reportedly suicidal man, a crash and a police roadblock that closed Century Drive for a time Tuesday afternoon, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Legislature OKs bill to boost child abuse center funding

The Oregon Senate gave unanimous approval Tuesday to legislation sponsored by three Central Oregon lawmakers to boost funding for child abuse intervention centers.

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More Oregon horses have Equine Herpes Virus

Three more cases have been found in Oregon of horses infected with Equine Herpes Virus 1, or EHV-1, officials said Tuesday, and one animal has the most serious “neurotropic” form of the virus that is far more likely to cause serious, sometimes permanent neurological damage.

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Report on Hispanic health is good and bad

"Buenos dias," Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC director, said to reporters at the beginning of a media briefing Tuesday to announce results from the first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States, information dire...

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Clinton calls for full citizenship path

Hillary Clinton is inviting -- and practically baiting -- Republican presidential contenders into a battle over immigration.

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DEA reprimands agents after student forgotten in cell

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has punished agents responsible for keeping a San Diego college student handcuffed and in a cell for five days without food or water.

Six agents were given a letter of reprimand, DEA spokeswoman Amy Roderick said. Of t...

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Portland police say injury shooting not related to festival

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say a 19-year-old man has been injured in a shooting along the waterfront.

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Firefighters jump into chilly Willamette to rescue woman

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) — Three Oregon firefighters who decided they couldn't wait for a water rescue team jumped into the chilly Willamette River in a Portland suburb to rescue a woman in the middle of the current.

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Oregon exports rise, bucking national trend

Oregon exporters picked up the pace in the latest numbers as growth accelerated over the prior month, according to Beacon Economics' analysis of foreign trade data released today by the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

Homes and home sites, NE Bend

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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