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Agricultural burns necessary during wildfire season

Agricultural burns during wildfire season a necessity

Plumes of smoke appeared over Culver on Tuesday, but this time they were not from a wildfire but simply an agricultural burn. For farmers in the area like Wes Hagman, the burns are a necessity.

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Police pursue new leads in slaying of Illinois officer

Authorities pursuing suspects in the fatal shooting of an Illinois police officer have made "some progress," Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko told CNN on Wednesday night.

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Evacuated residents allowed to return as wildfire calms

JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters battling a destructive wildfire near John Day are allowing people who have been evacuated for weeks to return to their homes.

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Bend police crackdown targets distracted drivers

Bend police officers spent three hours at two locations on Monday focusing on enforcing distracted driving laws, specifically the use of cellphones while driving. They issued 46 citations for that offense and several on other charges.

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Largest Washington wildfire is 45 percent contained

OMAK, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters are starting to get a handle on two giant wildfires burning in northcentral Washington.

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Taxpayers responsible for $30 million in legal fees

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Taxpayers are responsible for $30 million in legal fees a military contractor has spent defending itself against a lawsuit from soldiers who say the company exposed them to toxic chemicals in Iraq.

Quake swarm SE of Lakeview

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Swarm of 1,000s of small quakes continues SE of Lakeview

There have now been more than 5,800 small to moderate earthquakes in an area of northwest Nevada and southeast of Lakeview in the past 14 months -- a swarm that's picked up pace in recent days. And that might be only one-tenth of what's actually rumbled below the Earth's surface, Oregon's state geologist said Tuesday.

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Washington sues feds over safety of nuclear waste tanks

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is suing the federal government again over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. This time the state is suing over the danger posed to workers by vapor releases from underground waste storage tanks.

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Vancouver police dog dies after stabbing in confrontation

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver, Washington, police dog has died after being stabbed Tuesday night during a confrontation.

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Umatilla bans living in tents, targeting homeless camps

UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) — Umatilla will now ban people from living in tents through an ordinance meant to target the homeless community.

Woman sues Oregon State University over 1999 rape

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who says she was raped while attending Oregon State University seeks $7.5 million in a federal lawsuit against the school and ex-football coach Mike Riley.

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New Star Wars toys go on sale on Force Friday

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Don't underestimate the Force ... or the power of its galactic marketing machine.

Taylor Swift channeling colonialism?

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While many fans are talking about the steamy chemistry between Taylor Swift and Scott Eastwood in her new music video, the singer is taking heat for an altogether different reason.

Swift is accused of channeling colonialism in the video for her single...

Disney favorite Dean Jones dies at 84

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Dean Jones, star of such Disney classics as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," died of Parkinson's disease in Los Angeles on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. He was 84.

Singer cheers cancer patient with duet in hospital

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Singer Rachel Platten stopped by a young cancer patient’s hospital to cheer him up with some music.

Hulu offers commercial-free option

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Now you can skip all the ads on Hulu -- if you're willing to pay a few extra bucks a month.

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