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New speed for Central Oregon highways?

Oregon lawmakers consider bill to raise speed limits

It's 55 miles an hour along most stretches of Highway 97, but that could all change, as lawmakers are working on a bill to increase speeds to 70 miles an hour along rural stretches of Oregon highways.

Bend house fire traced to cigarettes

NE Bend house fire traced to cigarettes

Neighbors with a garden hose stepped in before fire crews arrived Wednesday, helping to limit damage from a fire behind a northeast Bend home that investigators said was caused by improperly disposed-of cigarettes.

The Riverhouse Sold

Done deal: The Riverhouse sold; big renovations ahead

One month after first word of an impending sale,  it's official: The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center in Bend has changed hands -- and the new owners said Wednesday a multimillion-dollar upgrade is in the planning stages.

New bill to protect dogs in hot cars

New Ore. bill aims to protect dogs left in hot cars

Central Oregon is considered very dog-friendly. However, the state's laws are lax when it comes to protecting canines left in hot cars. A new bill before lawmakers in Salem is aiming to change that.

Dr. Tony Miksa

COCC's top presidential pick withdraws

Dr. Tony Miksa, the top candidate to become president at Central Oregon Community College, has withdrawn from consideration due to a death in the family, college officials said late Wednesday afternoon.

Oregon Legislature

Oregon House sends low-carbon fuels bill to governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrats in the Oregon House have approved a bill aimed at combatting climate change despite Republican threats to derail a proposed transportation spending plan.

OSU-Cascades ski team represents at Nationals in Bend

OSU-Cascades ski team represents at hometown Nationals

Skiers and riders from around the country are descending on Mt. Bachelor this week for the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association’s National Championships. But one team didn't have far to go to compete.

London McCabe

Crestview Heights Middle School - Waldport

Mom accused of tossing son off Oregon bridge enters plea

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son to his death off a bridge on the Oregon coast last November has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Winter storm 3

CNN

Millions of Americans: 'Enough with winter'

It's not quite from sea to shining sea, but the latest winter storm gets an "A" for effort (or is that an "E"?).

For its sheer size, this one is a monster, stretching from New Mexico to southern New England.

If you're keeping track on your maps at home...

Ambassador cut arrest

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U.S. Ambassador slashed in South Korea

A man opposed to joint South Korean-U.S. military drills attacked the American ambassador in Seoul, slashing his face and arm as he was about to give a speech Thursday morning.

North Korea quickly called the stabbing a "knife attack of justice" and s...

Starbucks

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

The 'Starbucks effect': Higher home prices

Living near a Starbucks has its benefits for homeowners, whether you're a coffee drinker or not.

The value of homes within a quarter-mile of a Starbucks rise faster than those that aren't, according to real estate research group Zillow.

With tens of ...

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