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Fire south of Dayville kicks up; campground, trailhead closed

A still-growing army of about 350 firefighters working in hot conditions have brought the Sugarloaf Fire north of Dayville to 40 percent containment, but a newer fire south of the small community was surging Wednesday, prompting an area closure, including a campsite and trailhead.

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Arson fire burns La Pine Middle School gym roof

A fire early Wednesday morning that heavily damaged the roof of the La Pine Middle School gym was "malicious and an arson event," Fire Chief Mike Supkis said.

'Ain't the wild West': Hummel still prosecuting pot laws

As recreational marijuana became legal Wednesday, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel's office prosecuted a pot delivery and manufacture case before a grand jury and he later issued a news release making the point: "It ain't the wild West in Deschutes County."

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Police: 4 boys to be charged in Eugene Civic Stadium fire

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police in Eugene say four young boys will be charged in the fire that destroyed the city's historic Civic Stadium earlier this week.

Weed, Calif. wildfire aftermath

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Man pleads guilty to starting Weed, Calif., wildfire

YREKA, Calif. (AP) — A 25-year-old Northern California man has pleaded guilty to starting a wildfire that destroyed 157 homes and other structures in the city of Weed last September and forced thousands of residents to evacuate.

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Dana Moody

Saturday's Bend Pet Parade is on, despite the heat

The Bend Park and Rec District has received some calls from those concerned about proceeding with Saturday's traditional Fourth of July Pet Parade due to the region's hot spell, but officials said Wednesday that with proper precautions, all should have a fun, safe time for all.

Oregon Legislature

Oregon senators pass bill tracking toxic chemicals in toys

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon senators have passed legislation requiring a state agency to maintain a list of chemicals that are potentially harmful in children's toys and products.

OSU-Cascades Campus

OSU-Cascades researcher awarded school's largest grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Oregon State University-Cascades researcher Shannon Lipscomb a $1.5 million grant to develop and test a program to help teachers improve the school readiness of preschoolers who have been exposed to trauma.

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Madras World War II hangar named to National Register

The Madras Army Air Field North Hangar, built to boost the nation's efforts during World War II, is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

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New shark attack reported in North Carolina

A man in his late 60s was attacked by a shark in North Carolina on Wednesday, in what was the seventh such attack in the state this year.

Brown signs last of 3 ethics-related bills

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has signed the last of three ethics-related bills she requested after Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned amid an influence-peddling scandal.

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