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Last day to mail election ballots in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon secretary of state's office says Thursday is the last day for residents to put their ballots in the mail if they want them to arrive in time for Tuesday's election.

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Woman critically wounded, son dead at SE Bend home

A 60-year-old woman was found stabbed and critically wounded outside her southeast Bend home late Wednesday afternoon, police confirmed. Her 23-year-old son called medics to the scene, they said -- but when police arrived, he ran inside and apparently shot and killed himself.

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4 killed in crash near Wichita airport

Four people died after a small plane crashed into a building near Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas Thursday morning, city Fire Marshal Brad Crisp said.

More people looking for jobs in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A report from the University of Oregon says most metro economies in the state are expanding at or above their normal rates.

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St. Charles Bend tackles patient parking squeeze

St Charles Bend officials said Wednesday they've restructured their parking policy in an effort to address their patients' greatest complaints. But it's a bigger parking squeeze on employees, who can get tickets for illegal parking - or even dismissal.

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OSU-Cascades leader confident rough seas will ease

OSU-Cascades Vice President Becky Johnson isn’t about to say the effort to build a campus on Bend’s Westside has been smooth sailing of late, or that the land-use fight to get it built is over. But she still sounded upbeat and confident about the future during a talk Wednesday with NewsChannel 21.

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Redmond Chamber of Commerce/CVB

City of Redmond moving in 'green' direction

The city of Redmond announced Wednesday it's embarking on a $1.2 million Energy Savings Performance Contract to improve city buildings, boost efficiency and cut costs.

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CNN

Nurse in Ebola dispute leaves home, returns

[Breaking news published 1:45 p.m. ET] Negotiations between Maine and nurse Kaci Hickox concerning where she can go during a potential Ebola incubation period have failed, and Gov. Paul LePage will "exercise the full extent of his authority allowable...

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City of Eugene threatens to fine Uber

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The city of Eugene has ordered the Uber ride-sharing company to cease operations or be fined.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wandering wolf OR-7 eludes new GPS collar

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's wandering wolf, OR-7, has so far eluded attempts to put a new GPS tracking collar on him.

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USGS

National Guard moves in as lava nears homes in Hawaii

The thick, fiery stream of lava oozing over eastern Hawaii is about to cross Pahoa's main street and could soon envelop over a dozen homes.

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  • Feds fine dating site for making fake profiles

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    Turns out I'm not actually that popular with the ladies of flirtcrowd.com. The Federal Trade Commission has fined UK-based JDI Dating for using fake, computer-generated profiles to trick users into upgrading to paid memberships.

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Jennifer Lopez: I've felt abused in the past

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Not all abuse leaves physical scars, and that's a reality Jennifer Lopez is exploring in a new memoir.

UC Berkeley overturns vote to disinvite Maher

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From Christopher DeHaan

The controversy over having TV host Bill Maher speak at the University of California Berkeley has taken another turn. Well, make that two.

Taylor Swift's new single to benefit NYC schools

Taylor Swift at 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival

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Taylor Swift bought a $20 million townhouse in Manhattan this year, and it seems like she really wants her new home town to like her. So the pop star has pledged to donate all the money she makes from her new song "Welcome to New York" to the city's school system.

History Channel to teach college history

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Many college kids spend hours watching The History Channel. Now, students at the University of Oklahoma will be able to get college credit for it.

Suge Knight, Katt Williams arrested

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Coweta County Jail

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams were arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing a photographer's camera last month.

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