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Wyden, Merkley split on trade legislation

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., explained late Friday why he voted against the Trade Promotion Authority, or “fast track” legislation that paves the way for the Trans Pacific Partnership, the largest trade deal in the nation’s history.

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Senate OKs 'fast track' trade promotion bill

After weeks of tense negotiations on Capitol Hill and heavy lobbying from the White House, the Senate Friday night cleared a major trade bill that is a top priority of President Barack Obama. The vote was 62 to 37.

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Second day of heavy rain brings more flooding

Thunderstorms brought intense downpours that brought high water to areas of southern Redmond late Thursday afternoon, amid flash flood warnings and watches for much of the region.

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Reports: Ireland votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Early indications are that Ireland has voted in favor of same-sex marriage, Irish media reported Saturday, as the process of counting votes in the landmark referendum continues.

Its passage would make Ireland the first country in the world to legaliz...

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Deschutes County out with $308.9 million budget

Deschutes County released its $308.9 million proposed 2016 fiscal year budget on Friday -- up less than $450,000 from the current year, but including about 22 new positions amid a recovering economy and a higher countywide law enforcement property tax rate, though still below the maximum authorized.

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City of Bend declares 'water curtailment alert'

Bend City Manager Eric King declared a Stage 1 water curtailment alert Friday for the city, in the wake of a state drought declaration for Deschutes County. But he said citizens are under no new restrictions at present, only urged to conserve water ahead of what could be a long, dry summer.

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A guide to the Patriot Act debate

Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's secret collection of the data of millions of Americans' private communications, the bulk of those programs remain intact.

But the key section of the Patriot Act that the NSA used t...

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Ochoco NF: Mushrooms free, but please know the rules

The Ochoco National Forest wants people to have fun collecting mushrooms on the national forest, but to also remind everyone to obtain a permit and make sure you know the rules.

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Ore. Education Board says again: tribal mascots must go

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Board of Education has voted to essentially reaffirm an earlier ruling that banned Native American-themed mascots at Oregon public schools.

GENERIC MONEY CASH US CURRENCY $100 BILLS

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Seattle couple leave $850,000 estate to U.S. government

A Seattle couple left nearly $850,000 to the U.S. government as a gesture of thanks to their adopted country.

BBB warns: Scammers take aim at military families

As families prepare to honor fallen service members this Memorial Day weekend, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington reminds the public that scammers have their sights set on ripping off military personnel.

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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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