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Leave your body to the dogs -- and save lives

Search and rescue canines train for the worst. They were developed to be used during catastrophic events like 9/11, the Joplin, Missouri. tornadoes and more recently the Oso, Washington mudslide. They bring people home, dead or alive. But something they need to do so is hard to come by -- and a bit unnerving.

Blasting shakes NE Bend homes

Bend neighbors blast contractor's demolition work

A new housing development in northeast Bend is not only preparing for dozens of new homes near the Sandalwood neighborhood, but also leaving some nearby neighbors wondering if their homes will survive the project's blasting.

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Fred Meyer staying the path on second Bend store

City infrastructure hurdles have slowed Fred Meyer’s plans to open a store at the northern end of Bend. But as the retailer and planners met with area residents Thursday night, it was clear that patience and optimism by developers are keeping the plans alive.

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Attic fire hits Prineville-area home

The Red Cross was called to help three people whose home was hit by a destructive attic fire northwest of Prineville on Thursday morning, causing an estimated $30,000 damage.

New program could change road taxes

ODOT to try out per-mile road charges

Oregon Department of Transportation officials say funding for road maintenance and other transportation needs is declining. More and more vehicles are becoming more fuel-efficient, lessening the number of trips to the pump.

C O graduation rates better still too low

C.O. graduation rates up - but much room to improve

Bend-La Pine Schools have higher graduation rates than the state average, but the good news ends there. Oregon ranks dead last in a recent nationwide survey.

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Kitzhaber will talk to media about fiancée Hayes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber plans to speak to reporters Friday about his fiancee's work for a clean energy group.

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U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service

Warm winter leaves Oregon snowpack at record lows

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's mountain snowpack, vital for farms, fish and ski resorts, is in the midst of another miserable year, posting record low depths despite normal precipitation.

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Hope fading fast for ISIS captives

The sunset deadline set by ISIS has passed, but the fates of two captives it's using as bargaining chips remains unknown.

ISIS had pushed Jordan to bring a convicted terrorist, Sajida al-Rishawi, to the Turkish border by 5:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. ET) Thur...

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Fifty-plus dogs rescued from S. Ore. breeding operation

APPLEGATE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Humane Society officials say more than 50 dogs have been removed from a breeding operation in the southern Oregon community of Applegate.

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Red Bull Media

Frozen feat: Man climbs icy Niagara Falls

Most visitors to Niagara Falls consider it a place for romance. Ice climber Will Gadd thinks of the famous falls as a spot for adventure.

There have been countless attempts by daredevils to ride down both parts of Niagara Falls -- the American Falls o...

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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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