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'Wild' effect? Welfare check on PCT hikers proves fruitless

A group of three hikers left a call for help on voice mail at the Pacific Crest Trail Association, prompting a search by Deschutes and Lane County searchers Thursday in the Lilly Lake area, but they could not be found or reached, officials said.

Video of fateful jail night released

Father of Deschutes Jail inmate who died suing for $10.7 million

The father of an inmate who died last December at the Deschutes County Jail, prompting a local and now state investigation, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against Deschutes County, seeking $10.7 million in damages..

Prescribed burn west of Bend

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70-acre prescribed burn completed west of Bend

As expected, a 70-acre prescribed burn was conducted west of Bend Thursday, and as also expected, it prompted concern among many who did not catch the advisory of the project issued earlier in the week.

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Pacific Power tackles small outage in SW Bend

A wind-related problem knocked out power for about 2,400 Madras-area Pacific Power customers for about a half-hour Thursday afternoon, officials said -- and the utility later dealt with a smaller but longer outage affecting about 175 southwest Bend residents.

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Buehler: Kitzhaber whistleblower hero, not criminal

State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, spoke on the Oregon House floor Thursday in support of Michael Rodgers, the whistleblower who leaked the emails at the center of the Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes scandal.

Feds: Sage grouse listing warranted, but must wait

New rules aim to protect sage grouse habitat in 10 states

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has revealed plans to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species.

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Senate backs bill allowing Oregon workers to talk about pay

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate has endorsed a bill that would allow people to sue if they're sanctioned by an employer for discussing pay.

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US green energy use highest since 1930s

Renewable energy use in the United States hit its highest level last year since the 1930s.

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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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Agency reports killing 109 cormorants so far to help salmon

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says 109 adult double-crested cormorants have been killed and more than 1,700 eggs killed so far as part of a program to reduce the size of North America's biggest cormorant nesting colony so the birds eat fewer juvenile salmon migrating down the Columbia River.

California sea lion

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$5,000 offered for info in string of sea lion shootings

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials are investigating a string of sea lion shootings on the Oregon coast.

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Trevor Noah to start on 'Daily Show' in September

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Trevor Noah will debut as the new host of "The Daily Show" on September 28, the show announced in a tweet.

Abuse claim against Michael Jackson dismissed

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A molestation claim made against the estate of Michael Jackson has been dismissed.

Congress flocks to Taylor Swift concert

Taylor Swift, 2014 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

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There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Taylor Swift.

Amy Schumer is everywhere

Amy Schumer Bachlorette

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No, your eyes are not deceiving you. You are seeing a great deal of Amy Schumer.

Toy company makes Fey, Poehler action figures

Tina Fey Amy

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are superheroes to many comedy fans, and now they have the action figures to prove it.

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