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SE Bend captured, tranquilized cougar

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Big cat, big fright: Cougar caught behind SE Bend home

A cougar lounging in a tree high above a southeast Bend home was tranquilized and captured by wildlife officials and law enforcement Friday afternoon as shocked neighbors watched and snapped photos; ODFW biologist said it would be euthanized as relocations don't resolve issues.

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Error affects Crook County graduation rates

Oregon's graduation rates are the worst in the nation, at 72 percent, and Crook County School District ranked even worse than that. Just 30 percent of students in the district received a high school diploma in the latest school year. But officials point to many problems with that number.

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G.I. Bill helps veterans get free flight school

Veterans from across the nation are coming to Central Oregon to enroll in flight training. Central Oregon Community College offers a professional pilot program that gives students training and skills -- and thanks to the G.I. Bill, veterans who qualify get their schooling paid for through the VA.

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OLCC wants peace officers for pot enforcement

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission voted Friday to ask the Legislature for some kind of peace officer authority in order to adequately enforce the rules under Measure 91, which legalizes recreational marijuana starting July 1.

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ISIS fighters: Strikes drove us from Kobani

Two purported ISIS fighters interviewed for a news agency working in ISIS-held territory have given the same reason for the militants' retreat from the Syrian city of Kobani: the constant pummeling by coalition airstrikes.

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Who actually benefits from Obama's 'Middle Class Economics'?

President Obama says he's all about the middle class. But a Tax Policy Center fellow says many in the middle class won't benefit from Obama's proposal.

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Ohio to delay 7 executions

Ohio will delay the executions of seven death row inmates while searching for an adequate supply of drugs that complies with its new execution protocol, the state's Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Friday.

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Measles cases in California still climbing

Last Wednesday, the number was 59. Nine days later, there are 91 cases of measles in California.

The California Department of Public Health sent out the latest numbers Friday of confirmed cases since December and while the total is still small, the j...

Conditional release for Dave's Killer Bread co-founder

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A judge in Hillsboro has decided to grant the co-founder of Dave's Killer Bread a conditional release, deciding that Dave Dahl doesn't need to be sent to a state mental hospital.

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Michelle Obama is an 'American Sniper' fan

Celebrities, politicians and celebrity-politicians have voiced their opinions. Now Michelle Obama is wading into the "American Sniper" debate, saying the film "is important to see."

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Body found in S. Ore. is driver who fled after police chase

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a body found in a wooded area of southern Oregon is that of a 32-year-old Klamath Falls man who was driving an SUV that fled from police on Dec. 19.

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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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