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NW Bend pot shop raises concern

NW Bend marijuana shop location draws concern

A home off Galveston Avenue in northwest Bend is being transformed into a new recreational marijuana shop. It's located just a few feet from a pre-school and day care, sparking concern and even outrage from some area neighbors and businesses.

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Daimler Trucks set to build $18 million Madras test track

Daimler Trucks North America announced Friday night its commitment to bring more jobs to Oregon with an $18 million investment to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras.

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Two Bend teens accused of stealing from unlocked cars

Two Bend teens were arrested early one morning this week, accused of entering at least 10 unlocked cars parked in a southeast Bend neighborhood and taking items from them, police said Friday.

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Highway 97 reopens after crash S. of Sunriver

A two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 south of Sunriver on Friday afternoon injured four people and brought an air ambulance to the scene, prompting a closure of the highway, initial reports indicated.

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State may approve up to $15-hour wages for home-care workers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Home-care workers and the state will likely approve a contract that makes $15-per-hour wages possible.

Ore. secretary of state rules on presidential ballot spots

Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins announced Friday that Oregon law does not require candidates for president to be declared members of the political party for which they seek to be nominated.

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From Gardner Family via CNN

Shooting victim's husband: Survival a matter of 'centimeters'

The bullet that struck Vicki Gardner, the chamber of commerce executive shot during a live news broadcast in Virginia, came within "centimeters" of taking her life, according to her husband.

"The surgeon told me that a couple of centimeters and she wo...

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Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.

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Portland parents express concern about activity in park near school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Parents, kids and neighbors are expressing concern about criminal activity in North Park Blocks as the school year begins for students nearby.

Prosecutors: Charges against Terry Bean likely to be dropped

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors say they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean.

Photo of suspect in fatal shooting of Texas sheriff's deputy

Harris County Sheriff's Office via CNN

Texas deputy slain; public's help sought

Texas authorities pleaded for the public's help Saturday in finding the person who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy in the back as he pumped gas, saying Saturday the killing was a "cold-blooded execution."

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said no one ...

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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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