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Ban on campfire remains as does fire danger

Campfire bans confusing but necessary, officials say

Starting Tuesday, the Willamette National Forest and Lane County are lifting their ban on campfires. They are the exception to the rule. Campfire bans remain in place on the Deschutes and Ochoco national forests and BLM lands in Central Oregon, where much less rain fell of late.

Lottery still waiting to hear from Bend's big jackpot winner

More than a week after someone struck it rich in Bend, the Oregon Lottery has yet to hear from the winner of a $6.4 million Oregon Lottery Megabucks jackpot.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry

State parks campfire ban extended through Labor Day

The statewide state park ban on campfires and open flames will continue for another week, through the Labor Day holiday weekend, officials said Tuesday.

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Facebook

Facebook makes it official: Third Prineville data center on way

Facebook officials made it official Tuesday, announcing they will build a third, larger data center in Prineville after city and Crook County officials approved a new property tax break last week.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Crime Stoppers: Fleeing Tollgate burglars leave mtn. bike behind

A couple living in the Tollgate subdivision near Sisters awakened early Sunday to find a stranger in their bedroom, who they chased away – but apparently he or another man found waiting outside left their mountain bike behind, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

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Baltimore Police Department

Freddie Gray case: Motion to dismiss denied

A Baltimore state court judge Wednesday denied two key defense motions in the Freddie Gray case -- one seeking its dismissal for alleged prosecutorial misconduct and another calling for prosecutor Marilyn Mosby to recuse herself.

Wednesday's pretrial ...

Quake swarm SE of Lakeview

Pacific NW Seismic Netwok

Swarm of 1,000s of small quakes continues SE of Lakeview

There have now been more than 5,800 small to moderate earthquakes in an area of northwest Nevada and southeast of Lakeview in the past 14 months -- a swarm that's picked up pace in recent days. And that might be only one-tenth of what's actually rumbled below the Earth's surface, Oregon's state geologist said Tuesday.

Photo: Bend Albertsons makes that change

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Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion over grocery deal

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The small grocery chain Haggen is suing Albertsons for more than $1 billion, alleging the supermarket giant engaged in efforts to eliminate it as a viable competitor in five states.

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St. Charles Health System

St. Charles set for move to new Prineville hospital

Two years ago, St. Charles Health System’s Board of Directors recognized Prineville was ready for a new hospital. The board approved the construction of a facility that was consistent with the nonprofit organization’s vision for health services in the region.

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3 violent deaths in Eugene-Springfield area since Friday

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene-Springfield area has seen a spike in violent crime over the past three months, including three deaths since Friday.

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ODOT

Impaired drivers: Need a safe ride home? There's an app....

It was introduced last December, but in the hubbub of the holidays, a popular new app that helps impaired drivers get home safely might have gotten overlooked.

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Rapeseed portrait of Cosby removed from state fair

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A portrait of Bill Cosby made out of canola seeds, also known as rapeseeds, has been removed from the Minnesota State Fair, according to media reports.

What hip-hop lyrics tell us about Trump

Donald Trump August 2015

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Billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump, who was known to Americans as a celebrity businessman for decades before his presidential run, has been named-dropped in hip-hop lyrics for decades.

Kermit the Frog: That pig isn't my girlfriend

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Detroit Institute of Arts

It's not easy being seen.

Just because you're a celebrity frog hobnobbing around town with a new lady pig in your skinny Muppet arms doesn't mean you're dating her.

A story in People magazine had said Kermit the Frog wasted no time moving on from his ...

Colbert lands Biden, Fallon books Trump

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Vice President Joe Biden, who is mulling a bid for president, will be one of Stephen Colbert's very first guests on the "Late Show" next week.

Colbert himself announced the booking via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. He'll be welcoming Biden on Thursday...

Taylor Swift channeling colonialism?

Taylor Swift, 2014 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

While many fans are talking about the steamy chemistry between Taylor Swift and Scott Eastwood in her new music video, the singer is taking heat for an altogether different reason.

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