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7.8 magnitude earthquake slams Nepal

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, toppling homes, temples and historic buildings and leaving at least 1,457 people dead, authorities said.

Afterward, whole streets and s...

Campus decision delayed again

Could another OSU-Cascades delay postpone opening?

A decision on whether OSU-Cascades can build their new campus at a disputed site in southwest Bend is going to be delayed by another three to four weeks.

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Motorcycle rider hurt in head-on crash SE of Bend

An Oregon City motorcyclist was flown to a Bend hospital for treatment Friday after two dirt bikes collided head-on in an off-road riding area southeast of Bend, authorities said.

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Police end 7-hour Salem standoff, fatally wound armed man

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A seven-hour standoff with a gunman who had barricaded himself inside a converted bus near a Salem Wal-Mart after shooting at police ended Friday evening after tactical officers fatally wounded the man.

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State eyes 2 options to take wolves off endangered list

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, meeting Friday in Bend, directed ODFW staff to develop two options for taking wolves off the state Endangered Species Act -- one for Eastern Oregon and another statewide. But it also kept open the possibility of leaving wolves on the list instead.

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Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon legislators want to curb the use of antibiotics in agriculture, joining a national movement concerned that germs are becoming more resistant and causing infections in human.

Three Sisters Irrigation District

Drought order sought for Sisters-area rrigation district

Full reservoirs should help keep much of Deschutes County from experiencing severe drought conditions this summer – but county officials want to help one Sisters-area irrigation district that depends solely on Whychus Creek for its water.

C.O. firewood cutting season set to begin

Personal use firewood collection in designated woodcutting areas of the Deschutes National Forest will open Monday, officials said, and on the Ochoco National Forest and Prineville BLM next Friday.

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US aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf

The USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the Persian Gulf Saturday to conduct what a U.S. defense official called routine maritime security operations, days after U.S. warships were deployed to the Yemeni coast to counter an Iranian convoy.

Multiple U.S. of...

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With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Law firms and marijuana have long intersected in criminal court.

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Starbucks free drinks over: Computer glitch fixed

Starbucks stores across the U.S. and Canada were back up and running after being hit by a computer glitch Friday.

Some stores had responded by giving away free drinks until the system was fixed.

"The point of sale register outage has been resolved," St...

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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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