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Oregon AG: State to defer to feds on Kitzhaber-Hayes investigation

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Friday that, at the request of federal authorities, she will temporarily defer the Oregon Department of Justice’s investigation into allegations against former Governor John Kitzhaber and fiancee Cylvia Hayes.

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OLCC urges separate medical, recreational pot sales

Recreational and medical marijuana should not be sold at the same retail outlets unless both products are tracked and tested in the same way, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Friday in a message to the Oregon Legislature.

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FD: Sprinklers, alarm saved SE Bend welding shop

A fire in a southeast Bend industrial park Thursday night caused $30,000 damage to a welding shop, but likely would have been far more severe and spread to adjoining businesses if a sprinkler system and fire alarm hadn’t kicked in, officials said.

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Oregon House votes to dissolve Cover Oregon

The Oregon House voted Friday to abolish Cover Oregon as a public corporation and transfer management of the state’s health insurance exchange to the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

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House rejects temporary DHS funding bill

Congress is scrambling to meet a midnight deadline to keep the Department of Homeland Security -- and all the border agents, TSA screeners and federal workers that come with it -- running amid a heated immigration debate.

House leaders are planning to...

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Boris Nemtsov former Russian deputy prime minister

Outspoken critic of Putin shot and killed

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed Friday night, shot several times from a car on a bridge he was walking across, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said in a statement Saturday.

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DHS showdown: Merkley urges House to 'pass clean bill'

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., released the following statement Friday after the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security for several weeks.

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Leonard Nimoy of 'Star Trek' dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.

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Despite West Coast deal, Portland container terminal hurting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The settlement of contract negotiations at West Coast ports didn't resolve the union-management differences that are hurting the container business at the Port of Portland's Terminal 6.

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Parents say school drops cardboard screen for punishment

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon school that was the focus of outrage on Facebook over the tardiness punishment given to a 6-year-old boy says it won't be doing that again.

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ODFW set to collar, GPS track 500 deer in S. Blue Mtns.

Data from 500 GPS radio collars will soon replace an older population model and conventional wisdom about mule deer in the southern Blue Mountains.

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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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