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Leave your body to the dogs -- and save lives

Search and rescue canines train for the worst. They were developed to be used during catastrophic events like 9/11, the Joplin, Missouri. tornadoes and more recently the Oso, Washington mudslide. They bring people home, dead or alive. But something they need to do so is hard to come by -- and a bit unnerving.

Blasting shakes NE Bend homes

Bend neighbors blast contractor's demolition work

A new housing development in northeast Bend is not only preparing for dozens of new homes near the Sandalwood neighborhood, but also leaving some nearby neighbors wondering if their homes will survive the project's blasting.

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Fred Meyer staying the path on second Bend store

City infrastructure hurdles have slowed Fred Meyer’s plans to open a store at the northern end of Bend. But as the retailer and planners met with area residents Thursday night, it was clear that patience and optimism by developers are keeping the plans alive.

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US economy misses its mark at end of 2014

The U.S. economy gained steam last year, but it closed out the year with a big disappointment, raising more questions about 2015.

America's economy grew only 2.6% in the final three months of the year, much lower than the estimate of 3.3%.

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Mitt Romney

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Romney not running in 2016

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will not make a third run for president, he told supporters on a Friday morning call, saying he believes it's "best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity" to become the nominee.

Romney acknowledged du...

New program could change road taxes

ODOT to try out per-mile road charges

Oregon Department of Transportation officials say funding for road maintenance and other transportation needs is declining. More and more vehicles are becoming more fuel-efficient, lessening the number of trips to the pump.

Crook County Fire Rescue

Attic fire hits Prineville-area home

The Red Cross was called to help three people whose home was hit by a destructive attic fire northwest of Prineville on Thursday morning, causing an estimated $30,000 damage.

C O graduation rates better still too low

C.O. graduation rates up - but much room to improve

Bend-La Pine Schools have higher graduation rates than the state average, but the good news ends there. Oregon ranks dead last in a recent nationwide survey.

Gov. Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes

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Kitzhaber will talk to media about fiancée Hayes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber plans to speak to reporters Friday about his fiancee's work for a clean energy group.

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U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service

Warm winter leaves Oregon snowpack at record lows

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's mountain snowpack, vital for farms, fish and ski resorts, is in the midst of another miserable year, posting record low depths despite normal precipitation.

Obama sequestration remarks

CNN

Obama unveils new medical research initiative

President Barack Obama on Friday announced the details of his "Precision Medicine Initiative," a proposal aimed at pushing the U.S. to the forefront of cutting edge medical treatments.

The initiative "will leverage advances in genomics, emerging metho...

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Bend-area home price rise still No. 8 in U.S.

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Deschutes County’s home prices are still rising among the 10 fastest in the country, though the market reflected some…

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