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Car-motorcycle crash NW Bend

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Motorcyclist seriously hurt in NW Bend crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car at a northwest Bend intersection Monday afternoon, and the investigation prompted a lengthy closure of Ninth Street, police said.

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Central Oregon firefighters tackle several new blazes

More than 200 firefighters worked Monday to contain a lightning-sparked fire north of Dayville that has blackened over 4,600 acres, as crews tackled several new blazes spotted after a weekend of thunder and lightning over much Central Oregon.

Round Butte fire caused by fireworks

Fireworks-caused Round Butte fire sparks familiar debate

The Fourth of July holiday is all about the red, white and blue -- and unfortunately, on Round Butte, black, too.

Survey Voters support gas tax

Bend city survey: Voters would support 10-cent gas tax

The city of Bend needs $80 million to end a maintenance backlog and fix its roads. One solution would be a gas tax. A survey presented to the City Council on Monday showed more than 60 percent of those asked would supported a 10 cent-per-gallon gas tax; opposing gas dealers say their own survey had a different outcome.

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Washington wildfire burns thousands of acres

Randy Dawson called 911 when he spotted flames near his house in central Washington state.

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Civic Stadium burning in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police in Eugene say fire has engulfed the city's Civic Stadium and nearby structures are at risk.

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Fatal shooting by police outside Portland supermarket

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say a man in a grocery store parking lot brandished what appeared to be a gun and officers shot him to death. It turned out he had a starter's pistol.

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Sheriff: Boy, 16, dies in N. Oregon coast fall

PACIFIC CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon sheriff says a 16-year-old Salem boy died after falling off a steep cliff onto the rocks below at Cape Kiwanda on the north Oregon coast.

Legislature looks to speed up traffic on highways

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Slow-poke drivers in passing lanes on Oregon freeways would sometimes have to make way for motorists with heavier right feet under a bill under consideration in the Legislature.

Charlotte church fire

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Church fires in spotlight post-Charleston

Five fires at predominately African-American churches in several states are in the spotlight.

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400,000 baby salmon die when intake plugs at S. Oregon hatchery

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A plugged water intake at a southern Oregon fish hatchery has left 400,000 baby salmon dead.

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