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Culver woman charged in Madras motel stabbing

A 47-year-old Culver woman has been charged with attempted murder and other charges in connection with Monday's stabbing of a 48-year-old Madras man at the Juniper Motel, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said Tuesday.

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Bend pair arrested on heroin, child neglect charges

A drug raid on a southwest Bend home late last week led to the arrest of a man and woman on heroin and marijuana charges, as well as child neglect involving the woman’s 7-year-old son, who was placed in protective state custody, police said Tuesday.

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Senate passes NSA reform measure

The National Security Agency will soon lose its authority to collect the phone records of millions of Americans, thanks to a sweeping reform measure Congress passed on Tuesday. President Barack Obama, who supports the measure, said he will sign it in...

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Wyden: Freedom Act biggest privacy win in a decade

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., praised Tuesday's passage of the USA Freedom Act, which he said ensures the end of mass surveillance of Americans under the Patriot Act and brings new transparency to U.S. intelligence programs.

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DA Hummel to launch 'DeschutesSafe' effort

District Attorney John Hummel said Tuesday he is convening next week an "inclusive and representative community-based" advisory panel that will address holistic ways to reduce crime within Deschutes County.

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Oregon wildfire outlook: normal -- until July

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is expected to see above-normal wildfire danger starting in July, and fire seasons imposing restrictions on open burning are starting in the southwestern corner of the state.

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May car sales highest since 2005

Cars sales jumped in May to their highest level since 2005.

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Legislature OKs bill to require school lockdown drills

The Oregon Senate joined the House Tuesday in unanimously backing legislation to require that schools conduct instruction and drills on safety threats including lockdowns, lockouts, "shelter in place" -- and on the coast, tsunamis.

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Ore. House passes Buehler bill to expand birth control access

The Oregon House voted 50-10 Tuesday to allow women to purchase birth control without a doctor's visit, a proposal introduced by Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend.

House OKs Whisnant bill on English language learners

The Oregon House on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation directing the Oregon Department of Education to develop a statewide plan to report on the progress of English language learner students and establish a uniform, transparent process for tracking how ELL funds are spent.

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Governor urges no charges in Kitzhaber leaked emails

Governor Brown issued the following statement Tuesday in connection with information recently brought to light regarding an employee’s unauthorized release of state data:

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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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