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Latest Bend cougar killing rekindles fierce debate

Visitors to Bend's Pilot Butte encountered a new sign posted by state parks officials Monday that warned of a weekend cougar sighting as critics attacked a police decision to shoot and kill the big cat. But online comments at KTVZ.COM and a new poll showed a deeply split public opinion.

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Mt. Bachelor finds chair-fall cause, assures lifts safe

Mt. Bachelor put its Sunrise Express lift back in service Monday after finding what sent an empty chair falling 20 feet to the ground; we talked with one witness about the frightening scene.

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Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets.

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Oregon House panel considers bill banning racial profiling

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon House lawmakers are considering legislation that defines and bans racial profiling by law enforcement agencies.

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Eugene: Officer fatally shoots reportedly suicidal man

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene, Oregon, police spokeswoman says an officer has fatally shot a reportedly suicidal man.

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OSP trooper rescues woman, 81, from E. Oregon house fire

SUMPTER, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a fish and wildlife trooper managed to rescue a disabled 81-year-old woman from a burning house in eastern Oregon.

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Buehler's 'Right to Try' bill clears House hurdle

The Oregon House Health Care committee voted unanimously Monday to pass HB 2300, a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not yet been approved for market.

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Iran talks: Kerry still sees 'tricky issues'

It's crunch time for the nuclear talks with Iran.

Tuesday is the deadline for a basic deal aimed at stopping Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb.

As the negotiations neared the endgame, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shied away from predicting s...

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How Yemen could spiral into regional war

Foreign intervention in Yemen's chaos has dramatically raised the stakes in the Arabian Peninsula, threatening to expand what is already a civil war into a conflict pitting Iran against Saudi Arabia and an Arab coalition.

The Saudis launched Operatio...

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U.S. loses tussle over China-led development bank

Just a few months ago, Beijing's plan to build a rival to the World Bank looked like something of a quixotic mission.

With the initial deadline to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) fast approaching, only a few countries had pledged...

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Portland mayor suspends city-funded travel to Indiana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mayor Charlie Hales says Portland's government is joining the reaction against an Indiana law aimed at preventing government from compelling people to do things they object to, such as catering gay weddings.

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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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