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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, pays for 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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Whitney Houston's daughter rushed to hospital

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive Saturday morning in a bathtub full of water in Roswell, Georgia, police in that Atlanta suburb said.

Brown "was not breathing" when her husband and a friend found her around 10:25 ...

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Gaps in GOP field present opening for Walker

Scott Walker says he sees "gaps" in the potential Republican presidential field for 2016. But is he the candidate best positioned to fill them?

On one side you have the establishment candidates favored by the business class of Republicans - Jeb Bush ...

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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...

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Mike Pence's very bad week

It should have been Mike Pence's strongest moment as Indiana governor -- a chance to showcase his style of executive leadership on the national stage. Instead, the week turned into a calamity of Team Pence's own making.

The leaked details of a bizarr...

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U.S., Russian cross Pacific in balloon

They didn't go around the world, but then again it didn't take them close to 80 days. Regardless, it's likely Jules Verne would be very proud of American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, who together broke records crossing the Pacific toge...

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Obama, Dalai Lama to attend prayer breakfast

President Barack Obama will appear at a public event next week that the Dalai Lama is also attending, a move that is likely to anger Chinese officials.

Obama will address attendees about the importance of religious freedom on Feb. 5 at the annual Nati...

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In football they trust: Polynesians' pipeline to the American dream

There are only about 300,000 Samoans and Tongans in America but their impact in one of the most American sports of all time is huge.

"As Polynesian kids, we were much bigger than the other kids in high school so it was natural for us to excel and do w...

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