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Bend Fire Dept. lays out ways to curb arson threats

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are an estimated 282,600 intentionally set fires nationwide each year, causing an average of 420 civilian deaths, 1,360 civilian injuries and $1.3 billion in property damage.

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NE Bend man missing; police seek public's help

Bend police turned to the public for help Tuesday in finding a 57-year-old insulin-dependent diabetic who left his adult foster are home last Friday on his bike and failed to return. His bike was found Sunday by an irrigation canal.

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Some state parks have new campfire restrictions

Oregon State Parks campfire restrictions are now in place in the Columbia Gorge, the middle and southern portions of the Willamette Valley, on southern Oregon coastal beaches and a few locations east of the Cascades, officials said Tuesday.

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California wildfires torch 134,000 acres

The only force fiercer than a 100-square-mile wildfire was Joe Welz's impulse to protect his home.

Then came the moment when he relented: Welz turned his back on his home and evacuated.

It wasn't easy. He was ordered to evacuate Sunday, but he defied t...

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Firefighters make gains against SW Oregon wildfire

CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Fire bosses say another four or five days of moderate weather will make a big difference in containing a wildfire in southwestern Oregon's Cascade foothills.

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Oregon Parks propose reservation system changes

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said Tuesday it is seeking comments on proposed rules that would amend the Oregon State Parks reservation process.

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Prineville to get C. Oregon's first bike park

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Construction is set to start next year on central Oregon's first bike park.

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Obama, Netanyahu duel for American Jewish support

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are presenting dueling messages to the American Jewish community Tuesday amidst a roiling debate on the Iran nuclear deal.

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USGS explores E. Oregon groundwater, geothermal supplies

A new study now underway by the U.S. Geological Survey is exploring the groundwater resources and geothermal energy potential in drought-stricken areas of Eastern Oregon and nearby parts of California, Idaho and Nevada.

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Lincoln County man accused of dragging dog behind pickup

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Lincoln County man accused of dragging a dog behind his pickup.

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Jail medical provider settles inmate's wrongful-death suit

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The parents of a mentally ill man who died after suffering a major spinal injury in Lane County's custody have reached a $7 million settlement with the jail's medical provider.

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'Shaun the Sheep' filmmakers thrilled about character's leap to big screen

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"Shaun the Sheep Movie" filmmakers Richard Starzak and Mark Burton talk about the big-screen debut of the British stop-motion animation character.

Jon Stewart takes parting shots at Fox News

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Jon Stewart started his final week as "Daily Show" host by taking on a familiar foe: Fox News.

Jada and Will: Stop the breakup rumors

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Rumors this week that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are calling it quits wasn't the first time such reports have surfaced, but here are a few reasons why we need it to stop.

Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale announce split

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After nearly 13 years of marriage, rockers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are splitting up.

Reba McEntire, husband split after 26 years

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Country singer Reba McEntire and her husband, Narvel Blackstock, announced Monday that they would split after 26 years of marriage.

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