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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.

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What will Oscar Pistorius face in prison?

Oscar Pistorius began a new life behind bars Tuesday after he was sentenced to a maximum five years' imprisonment for culpable homicide in the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Kitzhaber, Richardson meet in final debate

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — In their sixth and final debate, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, repeatedly using the word "corruption" in connection with a consulting business operated by Kitzhaber's fiancee.

String of burglaries cause alarm

String of Madras burglaries frustrate victims

There's been seven reported burglaries in Madras since September, and many fear the number is growing fast.

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GMO measure poised to set spending record

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A ballot measure that would require labels on genetically engineered foods is poised to reach an Oregon spending record.

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Redmond dedicates students' roundabout art

Three Redmond high schools -- one project. On Monday, a big unveiling celebration took place of the city's newest piece of art, designed and created entirely by students.

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Springfield yes, Eugene no on local marijuana tax

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Springfield City Council said yes Monday evening to a local tax on marijuana, but the Eugene council said no to the possibility.

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Barron Prize

Bend teen's 'Straw Free' effort lands big honor

Bend 13-year-old Milo Cress is one of three Oregon teens honored Monday with the 2014 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes -- and it only took frustration over wasteful, disposable straws to land him that honor.

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SXC

Colorado wants to ban pot-laced brownies, candy

Colorado health officials want to ban sales of marijuana-infused brownies, cookies and most candies.

U.S. Coast Guard

Hundreds ask to save rescue copter at Newport

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a community meeting Monday night in Newport to contest the Coast Guard decision to close its air station there and to center helicopter operations at North Bend — an hour away.

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Military spouses gain new education benefits

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., commended Tuesday’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs that the Fry Scholarship will be available starting on November 3, 2014 to spouses of servicemembers who died on active duty.

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

de la Renta collection

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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...

Is that you, Renee Zellweger?

Renee Zellweger

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Renee Zellweger, you had us at "hello." More like, had us marveling at your look on the red carpet Monday at the Elle Magazine 21st annual Women in Hollywood event. The actress looked so different from her "Jerry Maguire" and "Bridget Jones's Diary" days that some questioned whether it was really the same person.

Jason Aldean extends Burn It Down Tour

Jason Aldean performs

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Good news, ladies (and gentlemen): Country star Jason Aldean is extending his sold-out Burn It Down Tour into 2015.

5 ways Oscar de la Renta was a pop icon

Oscar de la Renta

CNN

Oscar de la Renta was far from just a fashion designer. The man who died Monday at the age of 82 was as much an icon as some of the celebrities he dressed over the years.

'Simpsons' go streaming: Al Jean talks new site

The Simpsons

FOX Broadcasting

Almost every episode of "The Simpsons" (556 and counting!) has started with Springfield's favorite family running home to watch TV. Now we don't even need a TV to watch.

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