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Record rain triggers Redmond-area flooding

Thunderstorms brought intense downpours that brought high water to areas of southern Redmond late Thursday afternoon, amid flash flood warnings and watches for much of the region.

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Bend man missing 2 weeks; police seek tips

Police turned to the public for tips or any leads Thursday as they try to find a missing Bend man who hasn’t been heard from by family or friends in nearly two weeks.

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Redmond girl accused of bringing knife to school

A Redmond middle school student was arrested Wednesday, accused of bringing a large knife to school, police and school officials confirmed Thursday.

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Pro cyclist Boswell gives talk back home in Bend

Pro cyclist Ian Boswell is back home in Bend for a visit after racing in the Tour of California. Thursday night, he answered questions before an appreciative crowd at Crow's Feet Commons.

Oregon Legislature

Bill would keep kicker for budget reserves, education

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Democrat has introduced a bill that would cancel anticipated "kicker" tax rebates and use the money instead for education and the state's reserve fund.

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Washington mansion fire: Friends mourn slain family

They were a wealthy family who seemed to live a charmed life, with a $4.5 million mansion in one of Washington's toniest neighborhoods, a second home in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a growing business in Puerto Rico.

Now, the red brick mansion is a cha...

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Senators hail FAA red-tape cuts for UAS test sites

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley praised Thursday’s announcement by federal regulators that cuts red tape for unmanned aircraft systems test sites in Pendleton, Tillamook and Warm Springs to conduct research that creates jobs in an innovative industry.

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Wyden, Dems target unfair consumer contracts

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and a broad coalition of more than 50 members of Congress continued to fight Thursday to protect the rights of consumers in Oregon and across the country who are being hurt by forced arbitration contracts in the financial services industry.

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Oregon police boosting holiday weekend patrols

Motorists who choose to drive impaired, not use their safety restraints, drive distracted or make other dangerous driving decisions should expect to draw the attention of law enforcement officers statewide during the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend.

U.S. Capitol

Wyden bill aims to boost credit union small-biz loans

Sen.  Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced a bill Thursday that would support new jobs and economic growth by providing small businesses greater access to business capital from credit unions.

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Merkley opposes loosening Wall Street's rules

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., released the following statement Thursday after the U.S. Senate Banking Committee passed on a party-line vote a sprawling bill that would deregulate many key aspects of the financial industry:

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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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