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SE Bend captured, tranquilized cougar

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Big cat, big fright: Cougar caught behind SE Bend home

A cougar lounging in a tree high above a southeast Bend home was tranquilized and captured by wildlife officials and law enforcement Friday afternoon as shocked neighbors watched and snapped photos; ODFW biologist said it would be euthanized as relocations don't resolve issues.

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Error affects Crook County graduation rates

Oregon's graduation rates are the worst in the nation, at 72 percent, and Crook County School District ranked even worse than that. Just 30 percent of students in the district received a high school diploma in the latest school year. But officials point to many problems with that number.

Local vet takes advantage of education benefits

G.I. Bill helps veterans get free flight school

Veterans from across the nation are coming to Central Oregon to enroll in flight training. Central Oregon Community College offers a professional pilot program that gives students training and skills -- and thanks to the G.I. Bill, veterans who qualify get their schooling paid for through the VA.

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OLCC wants peace officers for pot enforcement

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission voted Friday to ask the Legislature for some kind of peace officer authority in order to adequately enforce the rules under Measure 91, which legalizes recreational marijuana starting July 1.

2.1 million cars recalled for crash sensors

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Saturday the recall of over 2 million vehicles to fix faulty crash sensors that could cause airbags to deploy for no reason.

All the vehicles had previously been recalled for this issue b...

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Gaps in GOP field present opening for Walker

Scott Walker says he sees "gaps" in the potential Republican presidential field for 2016. But is he the candidate best positioned to fill them?

On one side you have the establishment candidates favored by the business class of Republicans - Jeb Bush ...

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Measles cases in California still climbing

Last Wednesday, the number was 59. Nine days later, there are 91 cases of measles in California.

The California Department of Public Health sent out the latest numbers Friday of confirmed cases since December and while the total is still small, the j...

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Mike Pence's very bad week

It should have been Mike Pence's strongest moment as Indiana governor -- a chance to showcase his style of executive leadership on the national stage. Instead, the week turned into a calamity of Team Pence's own making.

The leaked details of a bizarr...

Conditional release for Dave's Killer Bread co-founder

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A judge in Hillsboro has decided to grant the co-founder of Dave's Killer Bread a conditional release, deciding that Dave Dahl doesn't need to be sent to a state mental hospital.

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Obama, Dalai Lama to attend prayer breakfast

President Barack Obama will appear at a public event next week that the Dalai Lama is also attending, a move that is likely to anger Chinese officials.

Obama will address attendees about the importance of religious freedom on Feb. 5 at the annual Nati...

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In football they trust: Polynesians' pipeline to the American dream

There are only about 300,000 Samoans and Tongans in America but their impact in one of the most American sports of all time is huge.

"As Polynesian kids, we were much bigger than the other kids in high school so it was natural for us to excel and do w...

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  • Drone maker: Malfunction 'highly unlikely'

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    The owner of a small drone that crashed at the White House earlier this week is blaming technical problems with the DJI Phantom quadcopter for the apparent mishap, though the creator of the device says it's "highly unlikely" the device malfunctioned....

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In football they trust: Polynesians' pipeline to the American dream

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There are only about 300,000 Samoans and Tongans in America but their impact in one of the most American sports of all time is huge.

"As Polynesian kids, we were much bigger than the other kids in high school so it was natural for us to excel and do w...

5 new books teens will dive into

Want to get a head start on your teen's reading list -- or find new titles to feed your young adult fiction habit?

While many recognize the Newbery and Caldecott awards for the year's best children's books, the seventh annual Morris Award celebrates ...

1 killed, 2 hurt on set of Martin Scorsese's movie

Construction mishap occurred on set in Taipei

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A structure on the Taiwan set of a Martin Scorsese movie collapsed this week, killing a studio construction worker and injuring two more, police said.

Friend: Hit-and-run victim former label owner, youth mentor

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The man whose hit-and-run death led to the arrest of former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was also a former rap label owner as well as a father figure to wayward youths and gang members, a friend said Friday.

Terry Carter, 55, wasn't a product of the...

Michelle Obama is an 'American Sniper' fan

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Celebrities, politicians and celebrity-politicians have voiced their opinions. Now Michelle Obama is wading into the "American Sniper" debate, saying the film "is important to see."

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