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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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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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OLCC seeks marijuana rules advisory panel applicants

Anyone wishing to serve on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s marijuana rules advisory committee has until March 15  to submit a brief e-mail outlining their qualifications and areas of expertise to marijuana@oregon.gov.

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7 people killed in 4 Missouri homes

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The gunman in the Tyrone, Missouri, mass killing was identified as Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, who was believed to be a cousin to four of the seven slain victims, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Fri...

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Native American tribes gather to discuss pot legalization

TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization.

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Wyden questions FS chief on wildfire, county funding

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., secured a commitment from U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell at a hearing Thursday to provide much-needed funding to resource-dependent counties in Oregon, take the next step toward a solution in the Klamath River Basin and fix the broken funding system for fighting wildfires.

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WH gets confrontational toward Netanyahu

The White House has significantly lowered the level of representation it is sending to the annual conference of a large pro-Israel lobbying group, as tensions between the U.S. and Israel continue to mount.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice and U.S....

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34 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress next week has further strained an already tense relationship with President Barack Obama.

And a number of top Democrats --- including Vice President Joe Biden, whose job...

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Shaky Ukraine ceasefire takes hold

A dispute over natural gas supply flared Friday between Russia and Ukraine, even as a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine appeared to be taking hold.

Both sides in the conflict have begun withdrawing their...

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'Library girl' pleads not guilty for OSU porn video

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The 19-year-old woman who appears in a pornographic video recorded in the Oregon State University library pleaded not guilty Thursday in Corvallis to a charge of public indecency.

Oregon appeals court overturns dog bite conviction

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a woman accused of allowing her 10-year-old daughter to be bitten by her boyfriend's dog.

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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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