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Scoggins Creek Fire from Hagg Lake

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Conflagration Act invoked in wildfire W. of Portland

Gov. John Kitzhaber invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act on Saturday so the state fire marshal can mobilize resources to protect homes threatened by a wildfire west of Portland; meanwhile, several major blazes continue to be fought by thousands of firefighters around the state as summer officially draws to a close.

Enterovirus D68

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Enterovirus may have reached Central Oregon

An unusual enterovirus called EV-D68 that has caused severe respiratory illnesses in over 120 children in 22 other states may have arrived in Central Oregon, officials said Friday.

Toxic algae warning returns at Wickiup Reservoir

Wickiup Reservoir algae health alert issued

The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory late Friday due to high levels of blue-green algae in Wickiup Reservoir, west of La Pine and 40 miles southwest of Bend off South Century Drive.

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Willamette toxic algae confirmed; alert expands

The Oregon Health Authority said Friday it is expanding a health advisory after preliminary test results showed blue-green algae covering a stretch of the Willamette River flowing through downtown Portland is a toxic species.

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Bend worries: Safe or scary path to school?

No sidewalk, barely a shoulder along a busy road, and a few seconds every day 10-year-old Ella Kanapek holds her breath on the way to school in northeast Bend.

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Fight against Ebola is grossly underfunded

The Ebola virus has already killed thousands in West Africa, an immeasurable loss for many families. As medical workers try to quell its spread, global organizations are calculating the economic impact of the disease.

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GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.

Wolves injure dogs, kill sheep in NE Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says wolves killed eight sheep and injured two flock protection dogs in northeast Oregon.

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Feds select Lakeview for biofuels plant

LAKEVIEW, Ore. (AP) — The federal government has announced that a biomass plant to be built in Oregon will produce fuel for the U.S. Navy and Marines.

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FDA rewrites disputed 'spent grain' rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules that would relieve Oregon brewers and farmers from the threat of an end to their beneficial relationship on spent grains, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Friday.

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BNSF cleaning up diesel spill near Columbia River

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Washington's Department of Ecology says BNSF Railway worked quickly to contain a diesel spill on tracks near the Pasco and McNary dam near the Columbia River.

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Internet pushes 'Deadpool' movie for 2016

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A long-held wish for fans of Marvel's Deadpool is finally coming true.

According to studio 20th Century Fox, the comic book star will arrive in theaters with a movie of his own on February 12, 2016.

This is the newest Marvel mutant to star in his own ...

'Fashion Police' to continue without Rivers

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E! will keep producing "Fashion Police" without Joan Rivers, the talk show's ringleader who died earlier this month.

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

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Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac arrest, a source close to the doctor told CNN.

Dr. Gwen Korovin also "categorically denies" taking a selfie photo of Rivers while sh...

Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

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Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on September 21.

Here's what we don't know: will they be grandparents yet?

Why are we asking right now?

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Shonda Rhimes bites back at 'angry' label

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Call Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman" if you want, but be prepared for the response.

A Twitter firestorm erupted Friday morning when New York Times writer Alessandra Stanley described Rhimes, the producer of ABC's "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy" and t...

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