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AG won't let Kitzhaber lawyer review emails

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Justice is denying a request that former Gov. John Kitzhaber's lawyers be allowed to review his private emails before they're turned over to federal investigators.

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Bend man killed in early-AM Highway 26 crash

A 22-year-old Bend man was killed early Friday when his car crossed the center line of Highway 26 east of Sandy and collided head on with an empty log truck, Oregon State Police reported.

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New COCC president pick familiar - and a trail blazer

After two derailed efforts to choose a new president, the Central Oregon Community College Board decided Friday to hire from within -- or to be more precise, to name the interim leader, Dr. Shirley Metcalf, to the permanent position.

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Governor signs bill eliminating Cover Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has delivered the final blow to Cover Oregon, the state's troubled health insurance exchange which spent $300 million but never launched a working website to enroll people in health coverage.

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Bend drug dealer gets 6-year federal prison term

A 27-year-old Bend man with a criminal history of drug dealing has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for methamphetamine possession with the intent to distribute the drug, federal prosecutors said Friday.

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New Bend elementary name proposal: Horse Ridge

The new Bend elementary school naming committee will present a fourth name for consideration, Horse Ridge, to the Bend-La Pine School Board at next Tuesday's meeting.

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C.O. police expect DUIIs to jump with legal pot

DUII arrest rates are quite similar across the three Central Oregon counties, and very few involve drugs a Prineville spokesman said Friday -- but there is concern among top law enforcers that the numbers will "go through the roof" after marijuana is legalized July 1.

Bend PD again seek owners of recovered stolen items

Bend police released three new photos Friday of some stolen items recovered in an August raid, in hopes of finding the owners and returning the items to them.

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Brown names former top Merkley aide secretary of state

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former top aide to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will be taking over as Oregon's secretary of state.

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New month, old story: Ore. snowpack at record lows

Oregon’s mountains continue to experience record low snowpack levels, according to snow survey data from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service reported Friday.

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Administration backs nationwide gay marriage

Calling state bans on same-sex marriage "incompatible with the Constitution," the Obama administration Friday filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of couples who are making challenges in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

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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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