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Next storm due, with more snow, rain - and freezing rain

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a winter weather advisory for 7 p.m.  Tuesday to 1 p.m. Wednesday, warning of a few more inches of snow, warming eventually to rain - but in between, a threat of dangerous freezing rain and ice in the changeover.

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4,300 in southern Bend to lose power early Friday

About 4,300 Pacific Power customers in south Bend will have their electricity interrupted for up to three hours early Friday morning so crews may finalize work after upgrading substation equipment, officials said Tuesday.

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CEC announces 5.7 percent January rate hike

Due to the impacts of an Oct. 1 increase in the wholesale rates the Bonneville Power Administration charges Central Electric and other electric cooperatives, CEC will implement a 5.7 percent rate increase effective with January’s bills. The increase will be applied uniformly to all energy, facilities, and demand charges.

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Bend council hears gas tax input amid date debate

Bend’s proposed fuel tax is beginning to look like a pricey one, as a March special election would cost the city about $70,000, though it would allow a quicker move to fix up more roads. Monday evening, city councilors heard what the public had to say about the proposal.

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Obama leaves Paris, climate legacy in mind

President Barack Obama has long made clear he wants action on climate change to be part of his legacy, and Tuesday in Paris he raised the stakes.

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Bend cracks down on residents slow to shovel snow

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Bend residents who are hesitant to break out the shovel after a snowstorm could find themselves with a fine, now that officials are increasing enforcement of the city's snow-removal code.

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Scientists push for pot pesticide testing before new rules

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Though marijuana products sold in Oregon will have to undergo testing for pesticides beginning this spring, some scientists are pushing for testing in the interim.

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State business agency adds C.O. finance officer

Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency, said Tuesday it has expanded its staff in Central Oregon to include a business finance officer with 25 years of experience in commercial banking.

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Klamath Falls man charged with assault for opening fire on motorist

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath Falls man is facing multiple charges for allegedly opening fire on another motorist.

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Oregon AG: Settlement to fund prescription drug abuse fight

Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum announced Tuesday the Oregon Coalition for Responsible Use of Meds and Oregon Health & Science University will receive $567,000 to combat opioid (prescription pain-killer) drug abuse in the state.

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4 fires at Portland high school ruled arson

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two fires at a Portland high school that forced classes to be dismissed have been ruled arson and are connected to two other recent fires at the school.


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1976 memo assures studio execs 'Star Wars' will be big

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In less than three weeks, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will fly into theaters with the potential to break all types of box office records.

Seinfeld cast records birthday wishes for dying fan

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Some "Seinfeld" actors recorded a series of videos for a dying man, James Anthony Calder, after his son reached out to say his dad was a super fan who could use a boost on his 67th birthday.

Amy Schumer stars in 2016 Pirelli calendar

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Get ready to see a lot more of Amy Schumer. The comedic actress is among an impressive group of women featured in the latest edition of the Pirelli calendar.

Rowling defends Snape from haters

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Severus Snape: good guy or bad guy?

If you said "bad guy," J.K. Rowling wasn't having it.

The Harry Potter author injected herself into a debate on Twitter of the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor -- and regular Potter tormentor -- after a user w...

'Hunger Games' wins 5-day Thanksgiving box office contest

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"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" won the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, bringing in an estimated $75.7 million in the U.S.


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