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C.O. job growth paces state, but jobless rates stuck

Job growth in Central Oregon is outpacing the state, a regional economist said Monday -- but despite that, jobless rates in the area have barely budged and remain much higher than the state and nation.

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South Sister climbers call in help for family

Some citizens worried about a family with three young children who climbed South Sister Sunday afternoon contacted authorities, saying they didn’t appear prepared for the suddenly stormy conditions. A search-and-rescue operation followed, to find them, but they apparently were doing fine.

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3 missing Afghan soldiers now in custody

Three missing Afghan National Army soldiers who were training in Massachusetts are now in custody, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Colorado Dam project park-trail closures

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Work gets under way on Colorado Dam Safe Passage

Now that the project contract has won board approval, the Bend Park & Recreation District began site preparation work Monday and announced upcoming closure and detour plans for the Colorado Avenue Dam Safe Passage construction, set to begin in October.

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Melted glacier sends miles of mud down Mt. Shasta

MT. SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — Crews are working to clear two roads on Northern California's Mt. Shasta after a glacier melted or shifted, sending mud and debris down the mountain.

RAPTOR 2014 Oregon wildfires

Oregon RAPTOR

After Oregon wildfires comes higher flood threat

Areas in Oregon downstream of wildfires are at greater risk for flooding this year, and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development, and FEMA Region X are urging home and business owners in affected areas to purchase flood insurance.

Climate change

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Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

A new study has found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off North America over the past century closely follow natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.

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Portland boy, 3, dies after fall from window

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The medical examiner's office says a Portland boy who fell from a second-story window onto a concrete landing has died.

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8-year-old boy dies after fall in Polk County

MONMOUTH, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy who was apparently scared by a bee has died after a fall of 20 to 25 feet in a building in rural Polk County.

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OSU/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Can beer help you remember things? Not exactly

 Xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in hops and beer, has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals.

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Offensive littering: Throwing money out car window

CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) — Offensive littering is one of the charges a Beaverton man faces after fleeing from deputies and throwing money out the car window.

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  • The UPS Store will 3-D print stuff for you

    The UPS Store

    From UPS Store

    Can't afford your own 3-D printer? Just head to the UPS Store. UPS announced plans Monday to bring in-store 3-D-printing services to nearly 100 stores across the country, billing itself as the first national retailer to do so.

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Howard Stern caller Eric Lynch dead at 39

Howard Stern

Eric "The Actor" Lynch, who became a celebrity among celebrities by calling in to Howard Stern's radio show, died Saturday, his manager said.

Emma Watson latest to use power to help women

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United Nations

Actress Emma Watson not only stirred the Internet with her recent moving speech before the United Nations, but she also joined a cadre of celebrities who have used their star power to bring attention to gender issues.

New chapter in Paula Deen's comeback

Paula Deen

CNN

Paula Deen has purchased all her old shows from the Food Network.

They will be available along with her new cooking shows on The Paula Deen Network, which launches online Wednesday.

Deen, the media maven of Southern cuisine known for her catchphrase "h...

'The Maze Runner' opens at No. 1

The Maze Runner

"The Maze Runner" ran away with the weekend box office, ringing up the best debut since early August.

Comic books invade the small screen

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Courtesy Fox

Just as superheroes have become a cash cow for movie studios, the comic book is now the choice source material for TV.

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