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New speed for Central Oregon highways?

Oregon lawmakers consider bill to raise speed limits

It's 55 miles an hour along most stretches of Highway 97, but that could all change, as lawmakers are working on a bill to increase speeds to 70 miles an hour along rural stretches of Oregon highways.

Bend house fire traced to cigarettes

NE Bend house fire traced to cigarettes

Neighbors with a garden hose stepped in before fire crews arrived Wednesday, helping to limit damage from a fire behind a northeast Bend home that investigators said was caused by improperly disposed-of cigarettes.

New bill to protect dogs in hot cars

New Ore. bill aims to protect dogs left in hot cars

Central Oregon is considered very dog-friendly. However, the state's laws are lax when it comes to protecting canines left in hot cars. A new bill before lawmakers in Salem is aiming to change that.

Dr. Tony Miksa

COCC's top presidential pick withdraws

Dr. Tony Miksa, the top candidate to become president at Central Oregon Community College, has withdrawn from consideration due to a death in the family, college officials said late Wednesday afternoon.

Oregon Legislature

Oregon House sends low-carbon fuels bill to governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrats in the Oregon House have approved a bill aimed at combatting climate change despite Republican threats to derail a proposed transportation spending plan.

(Feb. 4 story): Riverhouse close to sale

Done deal: The Riverhouse sold; big renovations ahead

One month after first word of an impending sale,  it's official: The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center in Bend has changed hands -- and the new owners said Wednesday a multimillion-dollar upgrade is in the planning stages.

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Mobile home fire near Brookings kills 3

BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an early morning house fire killed three people near Brookings, Oregon.

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Crestview Heights Middle School - Waldport

Mom accused of tossing son off Oregon bridge enters plea

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son to his death off a bridge on the Oregon coast last November has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Assistant Secretary of Defense Mark Lippert

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul, and is in stable condition, receiving treatment at a local hospital, according to the U.S. embassy.

Assistant Secretary of Defense Mark Lippert

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul, and is in stable condition, receiving treatment at a local hospital, according to the U.S. embassy.

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Ukraine's economy teeters toward collapse

The war-torn country is on the brink of economic collapse.

Ukraine's central bank raised benchmark interest rates from 19.5% to 30% effective Wednesday. Its currency, the hryvnia, lost nearly 70% of its value against the dollar in just a year. The GD...

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Bend-area home price rise still No. 8 in U.S.

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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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