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Bend council reviews vacation rentals

Wave of Bend vacation rentals swamps city council

The Bend City Council's big decision late Wednesday night -- to hear the appeal of OSU-Cascades' Westside campus -- came after hours of testimony on another hot-button issue, as many residents pleaded for action to stem a surging wave of homes turned into short-term vacation rentals hollowing out their neighborhoods.

Fire danger remains threat on High Desert

Officials: C.O. wildfire threat remains high

Fire officials said Wednesday that wildfire danger remains high on the High Desert, but lessening activity in September has allowed for reduction of fire crews.

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Feds sign off on Bend N. Highway 97 project

ODOT announced Wednesday that Federal Highway Administration project managers have issued a "record of decision" for the U.S. Highway 97 Bend North Corridor Project, a project that's been in the development stage for nearly a decade.

Seasonal hiring in full swing

Seasonal hiring set to give C.O. a jobs boost

The calendar might still say September, but seasonal job searchers are on the prowl. It turns out many stores are already hiring part-time holiday employees. What exactly does that say about our economy?

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Oregon's 2015 minimum wage: $9.25 an hour

State Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Wednesday that Oregon’s minimum wage will increase to $9.25 an hour on Jan. 1, providing a 15 cents-per-hour raise for 141,822 workers.

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Fire E. of Sacramento threatens 2,000 homes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Officials say more than 2,000 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California.

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Ebola patients buying survivors' blood

As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors of the virus, the World Health Organization warned.

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E. coli investigation clears Ore. restaurant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Health officials in Oregon's Lincoln County say they found no trace of E. coli bacteria in a county restaurant as they investigate two cases of E. coli infection, including one that killed a 4-year-old girl.

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Wehby blames former staff for copied policies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby is blaming former staff members for policy briefs on her website that matched statements from other conservative candidates and an interest group.

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State Police: Body found east of Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Police spokesman says the Linn County Major Crime Team is investigating after a body was found on Truax Island east of Corvallis.

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Scotland votes in independence referendum

Scotland's voters are heading to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in the country's landmark independence referendum. There, they will face a straightforward yes/no question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

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TMZ tackles TV with new sports show

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By leading the way with coverage of the Donald Sterling and Ray Rice scandals, TMZ has bolstered its sports brand. And now it's coming to television.

Clinic that treated Joan Rivers still open

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The Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest last month is still open although an accreditation group is calling for it to suspend procedures and surgeries.

'Facts of Life' celebrates 35th anniversary

Facts of Life cast TVLand awards

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A little good, a little bad and a whole lot of nostalgia were in play at the Paley Center's "Facts of Life" reunion in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday.

Lupita Nyong'o visits 'Sesame Street'

Lupita Nyong'o, 2014 Oscars

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Lupita Nyong'o wants children to understand something she didn't when she was growing up: Love the skin you're in.

Sharon Osbourne goes off on U2 over album

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Note to the Grammys: You may not want to seat Sharon Osbourne anywhere near U2 at the next awards show. "The Talk" co-host and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne went on a Twitter rant about the group's recent free release of its new album on iTunes.

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