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Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued it would have shuttered all but a handful of clinics in the state.

The 5-3 ruling is the most significant ...

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Wyden, Merkley hail U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Texas abortion law

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., hailed Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas state law known as HB-2, which they said would have placed burdensome requirements on health care clinics and doctors who offer abortion care:

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Democrats release Benghazi report

Democrats on Monday pre-empted the upcoming release of a Republican-led House Select Committee report on Benghazi by issuing their own version of a probe into the 2012 terror attack that killed four Americans on Hillary Clinton's watch as secretary o...

Crane Prairie Reservoir fire

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Crews fight, contain 1-acre-plus Crane Prairie wildfire

A familiar scene to most Central Oregonians – a gray smoke plume on a blue-sky summer day – emerged on the western shore of Crane Prairie Resort Sunday as a wildfire grew to over an acre, prompting ferrying of firefighters by boat and a water-dropping helicopter’s efforts to snuff the flames.

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SCOTUS sides against Maine man in gun ownership case

The Supreme Court ruled Monday against a Maine resident who argued he should not have been stripped of his ability to possess a firearm despite a prior domestic violence charge in state court.

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Marine Scout Snipers run Sunriver half-marathon with rucksacks

As if running a half-marathon isn't hard enough, an elite group upped the ante at this weekend's Pacific Crest Sports Festival race in Sunriver.

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Small businesses wary of impact of increased minimum wage

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Small business owners in Oregon say they are worried about how the first of a series of minimum wage increases will affect both their profits and their employees.


Central Oregon sees increase in Hispanic population

BEND, Ore. (AP) — New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the Hispanic population in Central Oregon has been steadily growing.

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Portland police chief to retire amid criminal investigation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has scheduled a Monday press conference at which he's expected to announce that Police Chief Larry O'Dea is retiring.

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Portland schools consider simple rewrite of dress code

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Public Schools is considering a new, simple dress policy meant to end concerns about the judgment calls required with the district's current policy.

Bob McDonnell sentenced to prison

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Supreme Court vacates former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction

The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously threw out the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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Report: Bend-Redmond still one of the top draws in U.S.

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The Bend-Redmond metro area is seventh in the nation in a ranking of urban areas Americans are most relocating to -- and…

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