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Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins

BBQ briquettes spark Culver-area wildfire; 2 homes burn down

A wind-fueled brushfire authorities blamed on disposed-of barbecue briquettes broke out near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday morning and raced east across 200 acres toward Culver, burning two vacant homes and several outbuldings

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Terror flight: Cove campers flee racing wildfire

Marla Melius and her family were on a camping vacation at Lake Billy Chinook Saturday morning when daughter Brittany realized something wasn't right.

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Prairie City homes evacuated as strong winds push flames

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters battling strong winds in eastern Oregon have called for evacuation of the southern half of the town of Prairie City and surrounding areas.

NW Bend pot shop raises concern

NW Bend marijuana shop location draws concern

A home off Galveston Avenue in northwest Bend is being transformed into a new recreational marijuana shop. It's located just a few feet from a pre-school and day care, sparking concern and even outrage from some area neighbors and businesses.

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Daimler Trucks set to build $18 million Madras test track

Daimler Trucks North America announced Friday night its commitment to bring more jobs to Oregon with an $18 million investment to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras.

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State may approve up to $15-hour wages for home-care workers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Home-care workers and the state will likely approve a contract that makes $15-per-hour wages possible.

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Pacific storm Ignacio strengthens to Category 4 hurricane

Pacific storm Ignacio strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane Saturday -- last located about 800 miles east-southeast of Honolulu, according to KITV.

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Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.

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Portland parents express concern about activity in park near school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Parents, kids and neighbors are expressing concern about criminal activity in North Park Blocks as the school year begins for students nearby.

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Eugene denies permit for fireworks at Oregon season opener

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There won't be any fireworks at the University of Oregon's season-opening football game next weekend.

Jellyfish traveled through Suez Canal

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Jellyfish 'invading' Med through Suez Canal

Swarms of stinging jellyfish have invaded the beaches of Israel and the eastern Mediterranean, wrapping their painful tentacles around the limbs of unsuspecting bathers who ventured too far into the water.

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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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