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Feds in Bend to announce sage grouse deal with Ore. ranchers

The Obama administration has reached an agreement with Oregon ranchers to protect sage grouse that the ranchers hope will help avoid having the bird listed by the federal government as an endangered species.

Cellmate of dead inmate speaks

Deschutes jail inmate's cellmate: 'They let him die'

A grieving brother said Thursday he doesn't  have to watch newly released jail tapes to know what happened the night 31-year-old Edwin Mays died in the Deschutes County Jail.

Investigators search Andreas Lubitz home

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Germanwings co-pilot kept 'illness secret'

Latest developments:

• 12:45 p.m.: A Dusseldorf medical facility says that contrary to reports, it didn't treat Andreas Lubitz for depression.

• 11:49 a.m.: Germanwings says it didn't receive a sick note for the day of the flight.

• 10:57 a.m.: A letter...

Timbers Redmond Nov. 2014

No OLCC citations to Redmond bar in wake of teen's death

After a four-month investigation, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Thursday it found insufficient evidence to file any violations against a Redmond bar that served a 19-year-old woman hours before she froze to death in a nearby dry irrigation canal.

Is Deschutes County growing too fast

As growth returns, can Deschutes County keep up?

Central Oregon is growing much faster than the rest of the state, according to the most recent census estimates. Deschutes County's population increased to more than 170,000 people last year, the seventh fastest-growing metro area in the country.

Girl Scouts sew for a cause

Central Oregon Girl Scouts help 'ConKerr Cancer'

ConKerr Cancer is a nationwide nonprofit organization that strives to sew up some good feelings for kids in neonatal intensive care unit or pediatric.

Harry Reid statement

Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, to retire

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, and endorsed New York Sen. Charles Schumer as his successor for his leadership post.

The fifth-term Nevada Democrat has spent months denying retirement rumors, which grew...

Mitch McConnell

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Senate passes GOP-approved budget plan

After slogging through a grueling and exhausting day casting scores of back-to-back votes on amendments during the annual budget vote-a-rama, which lasted until 3:30 a.m., senators narrowly approved a Republican-authored budget resolution.

It passed ...

Crook County sheriff's office car

Injured hiker rescued near Brasada Ranch

Crook County rescuers and Redmond medics came to the aid of a woman who suffered a leg injury Thursday while hiking with her husband east of Brasada Ranch, an official said.

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Police: 2 missing in New York explosion

Two people remain unaccounted for following an explosion Thursday at a building in Manhattan, two New York police sources said.

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Oregon's marijuana director confirms he's been fired

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An official hired to lead Oregon's preparations to regulate recreational marijuana says he's been terminated.

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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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