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(Feb. 4 story): Riverhouse close to sale

Done deal: The Riverhouse sold; big renovations ahead

One month after first word of an impending sale,  it's official: The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center in Bend has changed hands -- and the new owners said Wednesday a multimillion-dollar upgrade is in the planning stages.

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Obamacare Supreme Court ruling likely won't affect Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials say Oregon's health insurance marketplace is a state-based exchange and likely won't be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court case against president Barack Obama's health care law.

New bike bill could require reflective gear

New Oregon bike bill would require reflective gear

Wear a reflective coat or vest, or receive a sizable fine. An Oregon lawmaker wants cyclists to be fined $250 if they are riding without the proper safety gear at night.

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Justice Department: No Darren Wilson charges

The Justice Department formally closed its investigation of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, declining to bring criminal charges for the killing of Michael Brown.

In a report released Wednesday, prosecutors said that "Wilson's actions do not co...

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Senate fails to override Keystone pipeline veto

Senate supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of their legislation that would have cleared construction of the project.

Governor endorses Oregon Health Authority nominee

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has asked the state Senate to approve her predecessor's nominee to head the Oregon Health Authority.

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Merkley, colleague urge FDA to set tobacco rules

Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., joined by colleagues Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ed Markey (D-MA), met Wednesday with the head of the Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products to urge the agency to finalize its plan for regulating tobacco products.

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Another $8 million needed on Hwy. 58 tunnel project

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Transportation says it will spend $8 million more than originally planned to finish rebuilding the Salt Creek Tunnel on Highway 58 east of Oakridge.

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FTC: Oregon still a 'hot spot' for fraud, ID theft

New data confirms that Oregon remains a hotspot in the national fraud epidemic,  the National Consumers League warned Wednesday.

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OSU nuclear forensics program to help fight terrorism

Oregon State University said Wednesday it is helping to bolster U.S. anti-terrorism and nuclear security efforts through a new graduate student training initiative in nuclear forensics.

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McDonald's to cut back on chicken raised on antibiotics

McDonald's plans to cut back on chicken raised on antibiotics.

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  • The truth, according to Google

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    It must be true, I found it on the Internet!

    Naive? Maybe. After all, cyberspace has its fair share of myths. Now Google may have found a way to clean house, or at least throw the trash in the basement.

    The company is figuring out how to rank website...

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Buddy Holly plane crash may be re-examined

Buddy Holly, Brunswick Records promo photo

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It's the day the music died.

In the early morning hours of February 3, 1959, a small aircraft carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson crashed a few miles from Mason City Municipal Airport, near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Pilot...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Netflix partner on film projects

Leonardo DiCaprio, 2014 Golden Globes

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Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, has agreed to a partnership with Netflix to produce documentaries for the streaming service.

'Sharknado 3' to storm back this summer

Sharknado returns

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Say what you will about the "Sharknado" franchise, but there's no doubt, it's swimming in irony.

Take a couple of a key casting choices announced this week.

"Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will play the President of the United S...

Tom Brokaw to release book on battling cancer

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Tom Brokaw, the NBC newsman and author of "The Greatest Generation," is writing a new book about his personal struggle with cancer.

China tops U.S. at the box office for first time

Man from Macau II

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Move over Hollywood! There's a new star stealing the spotlight -- China has beat the U.S. for the first time in monthly box office sales.

China brought in $650 million in box office revenue for February, surpassing sales in the U.S. of $640 million, a...

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