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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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Merkley votes no: Trade deal not good enough

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..

Gun battle lasted for hours in Mexico's Michoacan state

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43 killed in Mexico shootout

A three-hour shootout between Mexican security forces and unidentified gunmen Friday left 42 of the gunmen dead, as well as one federal police officer, officials said. Three gunmen were arrested.

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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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Gov. Brown declares drought in Deschutes, 7 other counties

Governor Kate Brown on Friday declared drought emergencies in eight additional Oregon counties, including Deschutes, due to drought, low snowpack levels and low water conditions.

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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.

Bailey Butte Fire

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Ochoco NF proceeds with Bailey Butte Fire project

The Lookout Mountain Ranger District of the Ochoco National Forest said Friday it finalized plans this week to move forward with a post-fire salvage and restoration project within the area burned by last year's Bailey Butte Fire, which blackened more than 10,000 acres.

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19 long-dead Oregon hospital patients get military honors

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — They served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I. But for decades, their ashes and those of thousands of others lay abandoned in corroded urns in an outbuilding at Oregon's state psychiatric hospital.

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West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year is officially over.

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Government hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds

Government hunters are scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to reduce the numbers of baby salmon they eat.

Man burned in blast making hash oil sues butane businesses

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man burned when a hash oil operation exploded has filed an $11 million products liability suit against makers and distributors of the butane canisters he was using.

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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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