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OSP: Driver in fiery Hwy. 97 crash had medical condition

A La Pine woman whose SUV crossed the center line and struck a semi-truck nearly head-on Thursday afternoon apparently suffered a temporary medical condition that incapacitated her, causing the crash, Oregon State Police said Friday.

Birth control amendment falls

Buehler bid to expand birth control access fails

A bid by state Rep. Knute Buehler to allow access to birth control without a doctor's prescription failed to make it out of committee Friday, but the Bend Republican said he will continue working to address the issue.

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Redmond gets $500,000 state grants for roads

More than $500,000 is coming Redmond's way for streets to serve two new businesses, as approved this week by the Oregon Transportation Commission.

Barnes Butte Elementary nearing finish line

New Prineville elementary school nears finish line

The Crook County School District's newest elementary -- Barnes Butte -- is now about two-thirds complete and on track for its fall debut, school officials said Friday.

Activist group files ballot measure for $15 minimum wage

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Portland-based activist group has filed paperwork for a ballot measure boosting the statewide minimum wage to $15.

Growing wolf nos. may prompt state move in Bend

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will set ocean salmon and Pacific halibut seasons and discuss the status of wolves when it meets in Bend next Friday.

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown

Governor seeks to turn the page in 'state of the state'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown says Oregon is "through the hardest part" of the scandal that propelled her into office two months ago.

California pipeline explosion

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Gas pipeline explosion injures at least 11, 3 critically

A gas pipeline explosion near Fresno, California, injured at least 11 people and shut down a section of highway for several hours Friday afternoon, the Fresno Fire Department said.

U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard rescues hiker who fell from Ore. beach cliff

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it sent a helicopter to rescue a male hiker who fell about 40 feet from a cliff on the Oregon coast.

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Motorbike bomber kills 22 at Afghan bank

A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in front of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad city early Saturday, killing at least 22 people and injuring more than 50 others, a local government spokesman said.

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Small city of Westfir declares water emergency

WESTFIR, Ore. (AP) — Officials in the small city of Westfir have declared a water emergency that prohibits outdoor uses of water, including watering lawns, washing cars and filling pools.

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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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