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Hwy. 97-Murphy Road project set to open Monday

Three construction seasons after it began, the U.S. Highway 97-Murphy Road project in southern Bend is wrapping up with traffic opening a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday.

Gun shop sees more interest in handguns

Bend gun dealer, officials see spike in firearm interest

It's mass shootings -- like last week's tragedy at Umpqua Community College -- that have some new customers arming up.

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Campus gun laws: Students can carry, guards can't

There is a lot of confusion on Central Oregon Community's campus about whether you're allowed to carry a gun on school grounds.

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Train hero Spencer Stone stabbed in U.S.

A U.S. airman who was injured while helping thwart an attack on a train bound for Paris two months ago has been stabbed in northern California, a U.S. defense official speaking on condition of anonymity said Thursday.

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone su...

State leaders start mental health discussion

State leaders hold mental health town hall in Bend

The Oregon Health Authority held a town hall in Bend Wednesday night on a very timely topic -the state's mental health services. 

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Bend steps up to help first responders cope better

The tragedies of places like Roseburg and Sandy Hook garner headlines, but thousands of first responders in Bend and across the nation deal every day with less-prolific but just as real trauma of a more typical sort -- and it all can take its toll, both physically and mentally.

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Oregon shooting survivor offended by Carson's remark

An 18-year-old who survived the classroom shooting at Umpqua Community College on Wednesday criticized Ben Carson's comment that the shooting victims could have attacked the gunman.

"I'm fairly upset he said that. Nobody could truly understand what ac...

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Senate Democrats preparing legislative package to curb guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are preparing a legislative push to curb guns, a week after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college refocused attention on the nation's toll of firearms deaths.

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C.O. research helps fox avoid endangered species list

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined Wednesday to list the Sierra Nevada red fox under the Endangered Species Act due in part to research conducted in Central Oregon showing a significant extension of its range.

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Murdoch: Obama not a 'real black president'

Rupert Murdoch, one of the world's most powerful media moguls, posted a tweet Wednesday night that seemingly questioned whether President Obama is a "real black president."

The tweet ricocheted around the web and was widely denounced.

Murdoch's tweet...

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Trump trademarks 'Make America Great Again'

Need more proof Donald Trump is bringing his business savvy to the campaign trail? He has already trademarked his "Make America Great Again" slogan.

Yes, Ronald Reagan may have said it first, but Trump is the one asserting his commercial rights to the...

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Report: Deschutes County home prices up 9 percent in year

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