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Less snow also means low water levels at high lakes

It's official: Mt. Bachelor is closing for the season on Sunday due to low snow levels. And the impact of that low snowpack may well be felt by boaters as early as this spring in the high Cascade lakes.

Pole Pedal Paddle 2015 run

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PPP replaces Nordic course with short trail run

Due to the unseasonably mild winter and low Mt. Bachelor snowpack, the Nordic leg of the 39th annual U.S. Bank Pole Pedal will be replaced with a 1-mile trail run that will begin at the alpine-to-Nordic transition and finish at the normal Nordic-to bike exchange area, officials decided Tuesday.

Incident blocks Century Drive

Search for suicidal driver prompts Century Drive roadblock

A call to authorities reporting an erratic driver southwest of Bend led to a search for a reportedly suicidal man, a crash and a police roadblock that closed Century Drive for a time Tuesday afternoon, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Legislature OKs bill to boost child abuse center funding

The Oregon Senate gave unanimous approval Tuesday to legislation sponsored by three Central Oregon lawmakers to boost funding for child abuse intervention centers.

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Two Crook County searches end in success

Two Crook County Search and Rescue call-outs on Monday ended successfully with the parties found or turning up safe, officials said Tuesday.

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Wildfire disaster funding bill garners support

More than 250 groups from across the country jave joined Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, to express support for passing the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act to ensure vital resources in the fight against catastrophic wildfires in the West ahead of this year’s fire season.

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Walden backs 10-year ban on sage grouse 'endangered' listing

The House Armed Services Committee has approved a provision in the annual defense authorization bill that would prohibit the Obama Administration from declaring the sage grouse an endangered species for 10 years.

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Damage to burned Govt. Camp condos set at $10.8 million

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — The damage estimate from last month's fire that destroyed a condominium complex in Government Camp has been set at nearly $11 million.

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Clinton calls for full citizenship path

Hillary Clinton is inviting -- and practically baiting -- Republican presidential contenders into a battle over immigration.

Bill would ensure more info for college-bound students

Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Mark Warner, D-Va.,  introduced legislation Tuesday to provide college-bound students powerful new tools for comparing colleges and universities on measures such as total cost, likelihood of graduating and potential earnings.

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Oregon exports rise, bucking national trend

Oregon exporters picked up the pace in the latest numbers as growth accelerated over the prior month, according to Beacon Economics' analysis of foreign trade data released today by the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Prince announces Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore

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First there was the song, then the concert.

Days after recording a protest song in the aftermath of the Freddie Gray protests, Prince has announced a Mother's Day Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore. The show will take place at Royal Farms Arena.

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For real Shawshank escapee, 56-year run is over

 Shawshank Redemption

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It's a case where real life seemed to parallel art -- until the crucial last scene.

In the 1994 film "The Shawshank Redemption," the last we saw of fugitive Andy Dufresne, he was enjoying life on the lam fixing up his fishing boat in Mexico...

Woman in wheelchair wins -- a treadmill?

Drew Carey Price is Right

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Any "Price is Right" fan has probably dreamed of one day going on the show and being summoned to "Come on down!" while simultaneously fearing the worst-case scenario of never making it on stage to meet host Drew Carey, or going over on the showcase s...

'Wedding Singer's' rapping granny dies

Ellen Dow, 2005

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Actress Ellen Albertini Dow, probably best known as the rapping granny from 1998's "The Wedding Singer," died Monday at 101, according to her representative.

Disney's 'Force Awakens' trailer passes 200M views

Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens

With the box office battle of "The Avengers" over, Disney is shifting its focus to a franchise in a galaxy far, far away.

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