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July 1 arrives pot given away

As big day arrives, pot giveaway trips up Bend dispensary

Bend medical marijuana dispensaries and residents alike celebrated legal recreational cannabis Wednesday with private parties, informational booths and free joints that were, at one celebration, apparently gifted out of compliance with state rules.

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Fire south of Dayville kicks up, prompts area closure

A still-growing army of about 350 firefighters working in hot conditions have brought the Sugarloaf Fire north of Dayville to 40 percent containment, but a newer fire south of the small community was surging Wednesday, prompting an area closure.

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'Ain't the wild West': Hummel still prosecuting pot laws

As recreational marijuana became legal Wednesday, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel's office prosecuted a pot delivery and manufacture case before a grand jury and he later issued a news release making the point: "It ain't the wild West in Deschutes County."

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Sheriff: 2 dead in helicopter crash near Newberg

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two people aboard a helicopter are dead following a crash in northwest Oregon.

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I-5 in S. Ore. closed hours after fatal shooting in police pursuit

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say Oregon State Police shot and killed a man who was wanted in the slaying of a woman in Northern California.

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Individual, group health plans to get more expensive in 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Losses from underpriced policies mean some people buying health insurance for the coming year will be paying as much as 47 percent more.

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ODOT launches pioneering per-mile road use charge program

State officials and private partners kicked off Oregon’s new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program, OReGO, on Wednesday, welcoming drivers to enroll online.

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Greece's hard choice: More austerity or collapse

Greece is facing a hideous choice: A third massive international bailout with strict austerity attached, or economic collapse.

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Governors, DOJ cheer $18B BP spill settlement

BP has reached a historic agreement with five Gulf States to settle the claims made against the company from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, resulting in the largest environmental settlement in history.

Moccasin Hill Fire

Dennis Lee, Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Oregon House OKs McLane bill to aid wildfire victims

The Oregon House on Wednesday unanimously passed House Bill 3148-A, legislation that seeks to provide critical relief to low-income wildfire victims through the creation of the Wildfire Damage Housing Relief Account.

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OSU-Cascades researcher awarded school's largest grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Oregon State University-Cascades researcher Shannon Lipscomb a $1.5 million grant to develop and test a program to help teachers improve the school readiness of preschoolers who have been exposed to trauma.

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'Sesame Street' losing 'Maria' after 45 years

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It's the end of an era on "Sesame Street."

Grateful Dead's strange trip to end in Chicago

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The legendary Grateful Dead is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Fourth of July weekend with three concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field, the same place the band played its last show 20 years ago, shortly before Jerry Garcia died.

'Terminator Genisys': Should you see it?

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator Genisys Australian premiere

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'Terminator Genisys," the fifth movie in the venerable smash-and-boom to save the world series, seeks to reposition the franchise for a new future by transporting Sarah Connor and her son John, Kyle Reese and, of course, various Terminators into an alternate timeline.

'Back to the Future' celebrates 30 years

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"Back to the Future" celebrates its 30th anniversary on Friday, and some of the cast members recently reunited for the milestone.

Reelz channel rescues Trump's Miss USA pageant

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Days after the Miss USA pageant was dropped by Univision and NBC, the July 12 event has found a new home on television, the Reelz channel.

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