Cove Palisades brushfire explodes; two homes lost

A wind-fueled brushfire exploded near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday and quickly spread east in the Culver area, burning at least two homes as residents were evacuated and crews battled to stop the flames.

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Cove Palisades brushfire explodes; two homes lost

A wind-fueled brushfire exploded near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday and quickly spread east in the Culver area, burning at least two homes as residents were evacuated and crews battled to stop the flames.

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Prairie City homes evacuated as strong winds push flames

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters battling strong winds in eastern Oregon have called for evacuation of the southern half of the town of Prairie City and surrounding areas.

NW Bend pot shop raises concern

NW Bend marijuana shop location draws concern

A home off Galveston Avenue in northwest Bend is being transformed into a new recreational marijuana shop. It's located just a few feet from a pre-school and day care, sparking concern and even outrage from some area neighbors and businesses.

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Daimler Trucks set to build $18 million Madras test track

Daimler Trucks North America announced Friday night its commitment to bring more jobs to Oregon with an $18 million investment to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras.

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Two Bend teens accused of stealing from unlocked cars

Two Bend teens were arrested early one morning this week, accused of entering at least 10 unlocked cars parked in a southeast Bend neighborhood and taking items from them, police said Friday.

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State may approve up to $15-hour wages for home-care workers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Home-care workers and the state will likely approve a contract that makes $15-per-hour wages possible.

Christie to meet with Britain's prime minister

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Christie: Track immigrants like FedEx packages

Chris Christie said Saturday that if elected president, he will track undocumented immigrants like FedEx packages.

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Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.

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Portland parents express concern about activity in park near school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Parents, kids and neighbors are expressing concern about criminal activity in North Park Blocks as the school year begins for students nearby.

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Eugene denies permit for fireworks at Oregon season opener

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There won't be any fireworks at the University of Oregon's season-opening football game next weekend.

Photo of suspect in fatal shooting of Texas sheriff's deputy

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Texas deputy slain; public's help sought

Texas authorities pleaded for the public's help Saturday in finding the man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy in the back in what was described as a "cold-blooded execution" at a Houston-area gas station.

No one was in custody but investigators are ...

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