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Father of Deschutes Jail inmate who died suing for $10.7 million

The father of an inmate who died last December at the Deschutes County Jail, prompting a local and now state investigation, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against Deschutes County, seeking $10.7 million in damages..

Prescribed burn west of Bend

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70-acre prescribed burn completed west of Bend

As expected, a 70-acre prescribed burn was conducted west of Bend Thursday, and as also expected, it prompted concern among many who did not catch the advisory of the project issued earlier in the week.

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Wind knocks out power in Madras for half-hour

A wind-related problem knocked out power for about 2,400 Madras-area Pacific Power customers for about a half-hour Thursday afternoon, officials said.

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Buehler: Kitzhaber whistleblower hero, not criminal

State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, spoke on the Oregon House floor Thursday in support of Michael Rodgers, the whistleblower who leaked the emails at the center of the Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes scandal.

Feds: Sage grouse listing warranted, but must wait

New rules aim to protect sage grouse habitat in 10 states

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has revealed plans to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species.

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Senate backs bill allowing Oregon workers to talk about pay

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate has endorsed a bill that would allow people to sue if they're sanctioned by an employer for discussing pay.

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Former US House Speaker Hastert indicted

Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed subject to "cover up past misconduct."

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Walden blasts EPA over bid to expand water rules

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., released the following statement Thursday after the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to finalize its Waters of the United States rule, which would expand the federal government’s authority over waterways within the U.S.

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Agency reports killing 109 cormorants so far to help salmon

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says 109 adult double-crested cormorants have been killed and more than 1,700 eggs killed so far as part of a program to reduce the size of North America's biggest cormorant nesting colony so the birds eat fewer juvenile salmon migrating down the Columbia River.

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$5,000 offered for info in string of sea lion shootings

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials are investigating a string of sea lion shootings on the Oregon coast.

Sea lions on Astoria docks

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Astoria port uses beach balls to scare sea lions off docks

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Port of Astoria is trying a more playful approach to keep sea lions off its docks: beach balls.

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

Homes and home sites, NE Bend

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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