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Will Oregon follow its buds Colorado and Washington

Decision 2014: Measure 91 debate lights up

In two weeks, Oregonians will learn if recreational  marijuana will become legal. As campaign donations pour in and supporters and opponents square off, the debate over Measure 91 is just now lighting up.

City council candidate residency in question

Bend council candidate's residency in question

There is a twist in a Bend City Council race: Candidate Casey Roats' residency has been questioned, and he acknowledged staying outside the city for part of the past year, while his new home was under construction. 

OLCC Investigations

Over-served? OLCC looks into three Bend businesses

Three Bend businesses are being investigated by the Oregon Liquor Commission to determine if they served too much alcohol on recent occasions.

Bend freelance writer visits North Korea

Bend writer's novel ski trip -- to North Korea

Eight days and seven nights -- that's how long Bend freelance travel writer Tim Neville spent in North Korea -- a tightly controlled country few Americans get to experience, much less to hit the slopes in.

Proposed Paved Trail Causes Backlash

USFS drops Sisters-Black Butte paved path plan

Sisters District Ranger Kristie Miller said Tuesday evening she has withdrawn her decision to proceed with a controversial project that would have built a paved path from Sisters to Black Butte Ranch.

Bend misses water deadline

Bend fails to meet water treatment deadline

More than 21,000 city of Bend water customers are getting a notice of the city’s failure to meet an Oct. 1 state deadline, set and extended years ago, to treat its water for the parasite cryptosporidium. But the filtration plant is being built, and due online in early 2016.

Terrebonne s big pumpkin boom

Pumpkin patch boosts Terrebonne businesses

Halloween is creeping closer, and hundreds are flocking to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect orange gourd. Thanks to all the traffic, businesses in Terrebonne are seeing green.

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Crime Stoppers: Cattle rustlers take newborn calves

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's help and tips after responding to three recent reports of cattle rustling in the Juniper Butte area near Culver -- all involving newborn calves.

McKay Park

Bend Park & Recreation District

McKay Park trees rotting, dying, coming down

As part of the Colorado Dam Safe Passage project, an inspection has found most large cottonwoods at McKay Park are diseased or rotting and pose a hazard, so they will be removed in coming days, the Bend Park and Rec District said Tuesday.

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

MGN graphic

Washington sheriff says pot rules working

The sheriff of King County in Washington state says he made a video ad for the Yes on 91 campaign so Oregonians would know that since a similar measure to legalize marijuana passed in Washington, "the sky hasn't fallen."

RCMP officers, shooting incident near Canadian Parliament

Chris Wattie/Reuters

1 shot at war memorial near Canada's Parliament

One person was shot Wednesday morning at a war memorial near Canada's Parliament in Ottawa, police there said, amid media reports that gunfire also was heard in Parliament.

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    If you're looking for that cool gift to get your tech-savvy significant other this Christmas, here's a pretty attractive contender: a hoverboard.

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Even Taylor Swift's silence is golden

Taylor Swift at 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival

Steve Marcus/Reuters

Wow, Canada, you really, really love Taylor Swift. According to Entertainmentwise.com, "Track 3" from her new album, "1989," shot to No. 1 on iTunes in Canada after it was released. The only problem was, the release was an accident, as the track is eight seconds of white noise.

Win free Primus concert tickets for life

Les Claypool

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Alt-metal rockers Primus were never ones to do things the normal way, so why start now? The band goes full "Willy Wonka" on us with its new release "Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble."

Zellweger: 'I'm glad folks think I look different'

Renee Zellweger

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Renee Zellweger thinks all of the conversation about her face is "silly."

'Django' actress, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct

Daniele Watts

Courtesy Brian James Lucas

"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend have been charged with one count each of lewd conduct, a spokesman said Tuesday.

De la Renta: The man who could sell a $12,000 dress

de la Renta collection

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars and other celebrities. And that clientele allowed him to charge top dollar for his creations.

De la Renta, who passed away Monday at age of 82, created high-fashion "ready to wear" clothing, but that...

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