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Fire near Black Canyon Wilderness Area

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Central Oregon crews tackling several new wildfires

More than 200 firefighters worked Monday to contain a lightning-sparked fire north of Dayville that has blackened over 4,600 acres, as crews tackled several new blazes spotted after a weekend of thunder and lightning over much Central Oregon.

Car-motorcycle crash NW Bend

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Calif. motorcyclist seriously hurt in NW Bend crash

A 24-year-old California man was thrown from his motorcycle and seriously injured Monday afternoon in a collision with a car at a northwest Bend intersection, police said.

Round Butte fire caused by fireworks

Fireworks-caused Round Butte fire sparks familiar debate

The Fourth of July holiday is all about the red, white and blue -- and unfortunately, on Round Butte, black, too.

Survey Voters support gas tax

Bend city survey: Voters would support 10-cent gas tax

The city of Bend needs $80 million to end a maintenance backlog and fix its roads. One solution would be a gas tax. A survey presented to the City Council on Monday showed more than 60 percent of those asked would supported a 10 cent-per-gallon gas tax; opposing gas dealers say their own survey had a different outcome.

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Bend citizen tips lead to arrest, recovery of stolen pickup

Citizens who reported a suspicious red pickup driving on Bend’s Larkspur Trail Monday evening led to a traffic stop, arrest of the driver and recovery of the truck, reported stolen over two weeks ago from a parking lot, police said.

Chris Christie presidential run

CNN

Chris Christie launches 2016 bid

Gov. Chris Christie is about to find out whether the tough-talking style that's so popular at home in New Jersey will resonate on the presidential campaign trail.

Christie announced Tuesday he is running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2...

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Obama's approval rating grows to over 50%

Could Barack Obama's great week mark a turning point in his poll numbers?

After months of stagnant approval ratings, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that for the first time in more than two years, 50% of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling the pre...

Greece - protests

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Greece asks for new bailout as it heads for default

Greece made a desperate attempt to halt its plunge into economic chaos Tuesday by requesting a third European bailout even as it hurtled toward default.

The prime minister's office said in a statement that the country was asking for a two-year bailout...

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Spoke Bracelet teams up with Tour des Chutes

"You're a survivor the second you are diagnosed," said Gary Bonacker, the co-owner of Sunnyside Sports in Bend and founder of the Tour des Chutes. "The only time you're not a survivor is when you leave this Earth."

CASTRONOVO, DEEN Journey drummer

Marion County Sheriff's Office

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo jailed on rape charge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on a rape charge.

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Jackson County to help evaluate impacts of Medford casino

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Jackson County officials will be examining potential impacts of a proposed casino in Medford.

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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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