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Pertussis cases on the rise in Deschutes County

Deschutes County Health Services has identified over 20 cases of pertussis in the community since the start of the year, after a 2014 that brought the highest count in 20 years, officials said Tuesday.

C.O. job growth slows; jobless rates still fall

After a strong winter, employment growth slowed across Central Oregon in March -- and yet, jobless rates continued to fall, the state Employment Department reported Tuesday.

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Boil alert issued as firefighters battle condo blaze

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters are expected to use 1.5 million gallons of water to put out a blaze that destroyed a Government Camp condo, prompting a boil water warning for the area.

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Coos County deputy on forest patrol dies in ATV accident

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — A Coos County deputy sheriff doing a forest patrol on an all-terrain vehicle has died in an accident.

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DOJ investigating Freddie Gray death

The Department of Justice said Tuesday that it is investigating the death of a Baltimore man from spinal injuries a week after he was arrested.

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Oregon gas prices on the rise again

Retail gas prices are climbing again in Oregon, due to sharply rising crude oil prices, AAA Oregon/Idaho reported Tuesday.

State countersues family over Portland boy's 60-foot fall

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state filed a countersuit against the family of a Portland boy who fell 60 feet in Silver Park Falls State Park and is suing for up to $875,000.

U.S. Capitol

Wyden: Penalties for some Net crimes go too far

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced bipartisan legislation Tuesday to better target serious criminals and curb what they consider overzealous prosecutions for non-malicious computer and Internet offenses.

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2 guilty pleas in theft of limited-edition Nike sneakers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty for their role in a conspiracy to sell stolen limited-edition Nike sneakers to collectors who spend thousands of dollars for a single pair of shoes.

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Liberal senators oppose Comcast merger

Six of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate are petitioning government regulators to reject Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.

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South Dakota's new slogan: We're better than Mars

No one wants to live in South Dakota. It's so bad that the state's new ad campaign touts the advantages it has over Mars.

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

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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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