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Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Campfire ban in state parks lifted -- for Western Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With cooler temperatures and rain reducing the threat of wildfire, a fire ban in state parks has been eased.

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Oregon State Police

Wilsonville woman dies in Hwy. 20 collision with HS team bus

A Wilsonville woman was killed Thursday afternoon when her pickup crossed the center line of Hwy. 20 near Santiam Pass and collided with a school bus carrying the Sheldon High School boys soccer team and coaches, Oregon State Police reported.

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Prineville man arrested in fatal shooting of Christmas Valley man

A 25-year-old Prineville man has been arrested on murder and other charges in the fatal early-morning shooting of a Christmas Valley man, whose body was found in a car in the Juniper Canyon area southeast of Prineville, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said.

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China cyber sanctions could come next week

Sanctions against China for cyberattacks on the U.S. private sector could come as early as next week, U.S. officials told CNN Friday.

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Many Bend sewer and water bills jump as flat fees end

Bend water and sewer rates rose for many residents late this summer, and that has many upset residents wondering why.

Marion County judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Marion County judge has asked his clerks to refer couples seeking same-sex marriages to other county judges.

Jeld-Wen makes HQ transition to North Carolina

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's once-largest private company has made a quiet exit, leaving its global headquarters in Klamath Falls and moving to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Group gathers signatures for Sen. Prozanski recall campaign

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Those behind an effort to recall state Sen. Floyd Prozanski say they have gathered sufficient signatures to potentially spark a vote.

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ODOT

As students return, here's school-zone safety reminders

School is back in session next week for almost everyone in Oregon, from kindergartners to high school seniors. That means it’s a good time to remind students, parents and motorists the importance of being vigilant.

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Dairy Farmers of Oregon

Bend girl, 12, represents Oregon at national summit

This time of year, most 12-year-olds are focused on getting their new school clothes and supplies together before going back to school. Not Joyce Lopez of Bend. She's already doing her homework and thinking about how she can make High Desert Middle School in Bend a healthier place.

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Medford prepares for extra traffic as In-N-Out opening

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Burger fans are bracing for waits of more than three hours and extra traffic in Medford as the city prepares for Oregon's first In-N-Out Burger to open.

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In a fundraising email, Jeb Bush announced last month that he'd be appearing as a guest on Stephen Colbert's first taping as host of the "Late Show" and offered supporters a chance to come watch if they entered a raffle in exchange for a $3 donation ...

Not losers: Trump praises Tom Brady, Kanye

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Despite all of the loser-calling coming from GOP front-runner Donald Trump, it appears he does like at least two fellow celebrities.

'Empire' fans vie for spot in season 2

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It takes a special breed of fan to wait five hours outside a tour bus under the blazing Atlanta sun to experience a taste of "Empire."

Fans out in force for new Star Wars toys

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The force of global commerce was strong Friday. But good luck finding any Captain Phasma toys!

'Force' awakens interest in new 'Star Wars' toys

"The Force" will work its mystical powers on consumers Friday as several companies release new toys and other related merchandise for "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens."

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