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Regulators: Oregon logging rules don't protect clean water

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal regulators have ruled Oregon's state logging rules do not sufficiently protect fish and streams from pollution caused by clearcutting too close to streams, water running off old logging roads, landslides and sites sprayed with pesticides.

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Leave your body to the dogs -- and save lives

Search and rescue canines train for the worst. They were developed to be used during catastrophic events like 9/11, the Joplin, Missouri. tornadoes and more recently the Oso, Washington mudslide. They bring people home, dead or alive. But something they need to do so is hard to come by -- and a bit unnerving.

Blasting shakes NE Bend homes

Bend neighbors blast contractor's demolition work

A new housing development in northeast Bend is not only preparing for dozens of new homes near the Sandalwood neighborhood, but also leaving some nearby neighbors wondering if their homes will survive the project's blasting.

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Fred Meyer staying the path on second Bend store

City infrastructure hurdles have slowed Fred Meyer’s plans to open a store at the northern end of Bend. But as the retailer and planners met with area residents Thursday night, it was clear that patience and optimism by developers are keeping the plans alive.

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US economy misses its mark at end of 2014

The U.S. economy gained steam last year, but it closed out the year with a big disappointment, raising more questions about 2015.

America's economy grew only 2.6% in the final three months of the year, much lower than the estimate of 3.3%.

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Mitt Romney

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Romney not running in 2016

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will not make a third run for president, he told supporters on a Friday morning call, saying he believes it's "best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity" to become the nominee.

Romney acknowledged du...

New program could change road taxes

ODOT to try out per-mile road charges

Oregon Department of Transportation officials say funding for road maintenance and other transportation needs is declining. More and more vehicles are becoming more fuel-efficient, lessening the number of trips to the pump.

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Kitzhaber will talk to media about fiancée Hayes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber plans to speak to reporters Friday about his fiancee's work for a clean energy group.

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OSU disappointed by attention to pornographic library film

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State University spokesman says he's received calls from national media about the 19-year-old woman accused of recording an adult film in the main campus library.

Judge deciding fate of Dave's Killer Bread co-founder

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A judge in Hillsboro is deciding Friday whether to send the co-founder of Dave's Killer bread to a state mental hospital or allow him to remain free with conditions.

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Chief: 20 identified as part of Pendleton supremacist gang

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Pendleton police say they've identified 20 members of a white supremacist gang in Eastern Oregon and have filed charges against a number of them. The charges include assault and conspiracy to commit murder.

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Bend-area home price rise still No. 8 in U.S.

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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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