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Fire near Black Canyon Wilderness Area

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Central Oregon crews tackling several new wildfires

More than 200 firefighters worked Monday to contain a lightning-sparked fire north of Dayville that has blackened over 4,600 acres, as crews tackled several new blazes spotted after a weekend of thunder and lightning over much Central Oregon.

Car-motorcycle crash NW Bend

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Calif. motorcyclist seriously hurt in NW Bend crash

A 24-year-old California man was thrown from his motorcycle and seriously injured Monday afternoon in a collision with a car at a northwest Bend intersection, police said.

Round Butte fire caused by fireworks

Fireworks-caused Round Butte fire sparks familiar debate

The Fourth of July holiday is all about the red, white and blue -- and unfortunately, on Round Butte, black, too.

Survey Voters support gas tax

Bend city survey: Voters would support 10-cent gas tax

The city of Bend needs $80 million to end a maintenance backlog and fix its roads. One solution would be a gas tax. A survey presented to the City Council on Monday showed more than 60 percent of those asked would supported a 10 cent-per-gallon gas tax; opposing gas dealers say their own survey had a different outcome.

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Bend citizen tips lead to arrest, recovery of stolen pickup

Citizens who reported a suspicious red pickup driving on Bend’s Larkspur Trail Monday evening led to a traffic stop, arrest of the driver and recovery of the truck, reported stolen over two weeks ago from a parking lot, police said.

Chris Christie presidential run

CNN

Chris Christie launches 2016 bid

Gov. Chris Christie is about to find out whether the tough-talking style that's so popular at home in New Jersey will resonate on the presidential campaign trail.

Christie announced Tuesday he is running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2...

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Obama's approval rating grows to over 50%

Could Barack Obama's great week mark a turning point in his poll numbers?

After months of stagnant approval ratings, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that for the first time in more than two years, 50% of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling the pre...

Greece - protests

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Greece asks for new bailout as it heads for default

Greece made a desperate attempt to halt its plunge into economic chaos Tuesday by requesting a third European bailout even as it hurtled toward default.

The prime minister's office said in a statement that the country was asking for a two-year bailout...

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Spoke Bracelet teams up with Tour des Chutes

"You're a survivor the second you are diagnosed," said Gary Bonacker, the co-owner of Sunnyside Sports in Bend and founder of the Tour des Chutes. "The only time you're not a survivor is when you leave this Earth."

CASTRONOVO, DEEN Journey drummer

Marion County Sheriff's Office

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo jailed on rape charge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on a rape charge.

Casino roulette table MGN graphic

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Jackson County to help evaluate impacts of Medford casino

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Jackson County officials will be examining potential impacts of a proposed casino in Medford.

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Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea in Twitter feud?

Iggy Azalea, Britney Spears, 2015 Billboard Awards

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Some are speculating that Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea may not be on the best terms despite their recent collaboration on the single "Pretty Girls."

Univision CEO defends dropping Trump, denies apologizing

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Univision CEO Randy Falco says Donald Trump is not telling the truth when he claims that "Univision apologized."

In an internal memo on Monday, Falco defended the Spanish-language broadcaster's decision to break off its ties to Trump.

"I made the deci...

'The Apprentice' looks for a new Trump. Who could it be?

Trump at desk

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NBC severed ties with presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday, but it wants to keep his reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice" on the air without him.

In a statement, the network pointedly kept the door open for a continuation of the popular se...

More Hulk Hogan sex tapes in Gawker case

Hulk Hogan, 2013

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Gawker is seeking to bring into court several never-before-seen Hulk Hogan sex tapes as the gossip site battles a lawsuit brought by the former pro wrestling star.

The FBI has confirmed the existence of three video recordings -- in addition to the one...

BET Awards: What you may have missed

Nicki Minaj, 2015 BET Awards

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The past was a present at Sunday night's BET Awards. From Janet Jackson to Smokey Robinson, it was throwback time Sunday in Los Angeles at one of R&B and hip-hop's biggest nights.

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