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Oregon vote Legal pot or not

High time for legal pot? Oregonians to vote

At The Medication Station in Bend, Ryan Garcia has been selling cannabis to Oregon Medical Marijuana Program patients for about a year, but he's hoping to soon get the green light on a new market.

Special report Inmates fight wildfires

Six more small fires pop up, are caught fast

Two days after the latest round of thunder and lightning, crews are still finding and dousing small holdover fires in the Central Oregon woods, including a half-dozen that turned up and were tackled Thursday, officials said.

Feds curb oversight

Reaction as feds curb Bend ADA oversight

The city of Bend received word Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Justice that it has closed its files on enforcing a 10-year-old settlement agreement over violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We talked Thursday with the city's accessibility manager and a disabled resident.

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Ochoco National Forest reduces closure area

Effective 8 a.m. Friday, the Ochoco National Forest will reduce the size of the area closure enacted five days ago.

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Sisters man among 5 honored fallen firefighters

The Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on Thursday unanimously approved the addition of five firefighters to the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, including John Hammack of Sisters.

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Sisters man injured in SE Bend DUII crash

A car crash on Bend’s south end late Wednesday night sent a 26-year-old Sisters man to the hospital, facing drunk driving and other charges, police said.

Smoking

Oregon moves to ban smoking on beaches

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is taking steps to ban smoking on all 362 miles of beaches along the Pacific coast.

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Two NE Ore. highway workers killed this week

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Police say a second man has died while working on an Eastern Oregon highway this week.

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NW receives few children from border surge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say a relatively small number of the unaccompanied immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States have been sent to Oregon, Washington state and Idaho over the past six months.

Obstructions on the N. Santiam River near Jefferson

Oregon Marine Board

Low snow, rain means Ore. boaters must be wary

Due to less snowpack and lower rainfall this winter, many Oregon lakes and rivers will be reaching historically low levels, which will expose previously unseen hazards to boaters this summer, state officials warned Thursday.

Fire, smoke, Israeli air strike in Gaza City

Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Kerry says framework exists for cease-fire

Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday there was a framework for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas but more needed to be done to make it happen.

Earlier, the Israeli Cabinet rejected a proposed one-week humanitarian cease-fire but Kerry said no...

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  • Robot furniture that builds itself

    Robot furniture that builds itself

    Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL

    Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.


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Morgan Freeman inhales helium on Fallon show

Morgan Freeman

Warner Bros./IMAX

You know the voice of Morgan Freeman: commanding, firm, resonant. He's even played God. What if it's on helium?

Man's 41 Homer Simpson tattoos set world record

Homer Simpson tattoos record

Guinness World Records

This is sure to be the talk of Springfield. A New Zealand man's 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson have set a new world record.

Network drops reality TV show on Texas mortuary

Johnson family mortuary

WFAA

The Lifetime TV network says it dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the facility and corpse abuse charges were brought against the co-owners.

How The Rock became 'Hercules'

Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Hercules

Kerry Brown/MGM/Paramount

To convincingly yell "I am Hercules!" in his new action movie, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had to do more than warm up his vocal chords.

Move over Hollywood! Louisiana is top for film production

Southern Costume Company

Southern Costume Company

With a temperate climate and generous tax incentives, Louisiana has been luring the California-based film industry south, creating thousands of new jobs and businesses in the process.

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