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Will Nordic leg be in the PPP?

Mt. Bachelor closing Sunday; PPP Nordic leg iffy

Mt. Bachelor informed season pass holders late Monday that the rapidly depleting snow means the resort's season will end Sunday; meanwhile, a decision is expected Tuesday on whether the Pole Pedal Paddle will have to replace its Nordic leg with a short trail run.

Viral picture sparks investigation

Tumalo Falls vandalism photo goes viral, sparks action

A Prineville man posted a picture of an apparent case of vandalism at Tumalo Falls on Facebook over the weekend -- and it was shared over 30,000 times. Now law enforcement is investigating.

Oregon Legislature

Oregon Democrats pass expanded gun-sales background checks

An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.

It s fledging season for owls

Whooo do you call for a fallen baby owl?

Spring has sprung -- and that means, among other things, baby owls are falling from their nests. What to do if you encounter one?

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Huckabee running for another White House bid

Mike Huckabee launched his second presidential bid here Tuesday, casting himself as a guy with small town roots who can relate to the economic and security concerns of average American families.

"So it seems perfectly fitting that it would be here th...

C.O. Fire Management Service

Prescribed burns planned Tuesday near Sunriver

Fuels specialists are planning a highly visible burn of three units near Sunriver Tuesday, officials said. Ignitions are expected to be finished by the end of the day.

BP Prudhoe Bay oil field

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Oil tops $60 a barrel for first time in 2015

Here's something the world hasn't seen since December: oil trading above $60 a barrel.

Traders are buzzing about whether its a sign that the era of low gas prices for American drivers is over.

"It looks like this market is breaking out," said Phil Flyn...

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Powell Butte farm offers free beekeeping classes

Central Oregon bees are becoming more active. Spring has sprung, and the bees are pollinating. A farm along O'Neil Highway is helping locals learn about the bees in their backyards.

Former charity boss gets 3 years in $4 million theft scheme

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former head of a national charity has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a scheme that stole $4 million from the nonprofit, depriving hundreds of poor Native American students of a chance for college scholarships.

Youth pastor gets 33 years for assaulting girl

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former youth pastor in an unincorporated community north of Salem has been sentenced to 33 years and four months in prison after being convicted of repeatedly raping a girl under the age of 16.

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Inmate to sue after jail workers admit sexual misconduct

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Washington County is facing a lawsuit from the inmate two jail workers admit they had sex with.

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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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