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Hwy 26 fatal south of Madras

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Madras man killed in Highway 26 rollover crash

Oregon State Police and medics were called to the scene of a fatal single-vehicle crash on Highway 26 south of Madras Wednesday evening.

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Bend drug arrests lead to car's two hidden compartments

Central Oregon drug agents on Wednesday revealed the details of a southeast Bend traffic stop earlier this spring that led the discovery of methamphetamine in a hidden compartment behind the car’s dashboard – and another, empty hidden storage area in the front bumper.

Sepp Blatter, FIFA congress

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FIFA president: Punish the 'few' offenders

Amid calls for his dismissal Thursday, FIFA President Sepp Blatter blamed allegations of widespread corruption within soccer's governing body on "a few" and called for those involved to be punished as FIFA works to rebuild its reputation.

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Toxicity mushrooming problem for dogs

Bend vets see uptick in dog mushroom poisoning

Bend veterinarians are warning pet owners to be on the outlook for mushrooms following a recent spike in dogs coming down with toxicity illnesses.

Storage units a filling up in C O

C.O.'s rental squeeze extends to storage units

Finding a place to live in Bend is not easy. One industry is feeling the trickle-down effect of that, as the storage industry is also at 95 percent capacity.

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Walden blasts EPA over bid to expand water rules

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., released the following statement Thursday after the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to finalize its Waters of the United States rule, which would expand the federal government’s authority over waterways within the U.S.

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Natural Grocers recalls macadamia nuts

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., based natural grocery chain, is recalling two lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Ex-Bend postal worker sentenced for $156,000 in thefts

Bend post office spared further consolidation - for now

Oregon's congressional delegation said Wednesday that the U.S. Postal Service had agreed not to close its processing centers in Bend and Eugene "for the foreseeable future," but an agency spokesman said they and dozens of other spared facilities around the nation are still slated for consolidation, as soon as next year.

Black bear cub ODFW

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ODFW urges: Leave young wildlife in the wild

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a malnourished, seriously underweight yearling bear cub found begging for food near a reservoir east of Sweet Home in the Willamette Valley is likely an example of people interfering with wild animals.

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Lawmakers pass bill to ease cities' UGB approval path

The Oregon Senate gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill aimed at helping cities like Bend make it through the lengthy urban growth boundary approval process by being able to focus on the issues raised by state land use officials

Sea lions on Astoria docks

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Astoria port uses beach balls to scare sea lions off docks

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Port of Astoria is trying a more playful approach to keep sea lions off its docks: beach balls.

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

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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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