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Ban on campfire remains as does fire danger

Campfire bans confusing but necessary, officials say

Starting Tuesday, the Willamette National Forest and Lane County are lifting their ban on campfires. They are the exception to the rule. Campfire bans remain in place on the Deschutes and Ochoco national forests and BLM lands in Central Oregon, where much less rain fell of late.

Lottery still waiting to hear from Bend's big jackpot winner

More than a week after someone struck it rich in Bend, the Oregon Lottery has yet to hear from the winner of a $6.4 million Oregon Lottery Megabucks jackpot.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry

State parks campfire ban extended through Labor Day

The statewide state park ban on campfires and open flames will continue for another week, through the Labor Day holiday weekend, officials said Tuesday.

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Facebook

Facebook makes it official: Third Prineville data center on way

Facebook officials made it official Tuesday, announcing they will build a third, larger data center in Prineville after city and Crook County officials approved a new property tax break last week.

Bike left behind by Sistters intruder

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Fleeing Tollgate burglars leave mountain bike behind

A couple living in the Tollgate subdivision near Sisters awakened early Sunday to find a stranger in their bedroom, who they chased away – but apparently he or another man found waiting outside left their mountain bike behind, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

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Baltimore Police Department

Freddie Gray case: Baltimore cops due in court

Six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death are due in court Wednesday as the city braces for what could happen afterward.

The pretrial hearing comes almost five months after Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while being transport...

Quake swarm SE of Lakeview

Pacific NW Seismic Netwok

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.

Photo: Bend Albertsons makes that change

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Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion over grocery deal

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The small grocery chain Haggen is suing Albertsons for more than $1 billion, alleging the supermarket giant engaged in efforts to eliminate it as a viable competitor in five states.

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St. Charles Health System

St. Charles set for move to new Prineville hospital

Two years ago, St. Charles Health System’s Board of Directors recognized Prineville was ready for a new hospital. The board approved the construction of a facility that was consistent with the nonprofit organization’s vision for health services in the region.

Klamath County sheriff Frank Skrah

Klamath sheriff asks court to force deputies back to work

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is asking a court to force seven deputies who are on non-disciplinary leave back to work.

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ODOT

Impaired drivers: Need a safe ride home? There's an app....

It was introduced last December, but in the hubbub of the holidays, a popular new app that helps impaired drivers get home safely might have gotten overlooked.

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  • Here's how to make sense of Intel's new Core chips

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    Kids are going back to school and Microsoft released a new version of Windows. That means it's officially laptop buying season.

    Buying a new laptop is difficult. You have to choose between a dozen or so computer brands, each with its own multiple lin...

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Kermit the Frog: That pig isn't my girlfriend

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Detroit Institute of Arts

It's not easy being seen.

Just because you're a celebrity frog hobnobbing around town with a new lady pig in your skinny Muppet arms doesn't mean you're dating her.

A story in People magazine had said Kermit the Frog wasted no time moving on from his ...

Colbert lands Biden, Fallon books Trump

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Vice President Joe Biden, who is mulling a bid for president, will be one of Stephen Colbert's very first guests on the "Late Show" next week.

Colbert himself announced the booking via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. He'll be welcoming Biden on Thursday...

Inside the secret tests of Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show'

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Most of us won't see Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" for another week, but several hundred people have already watched him quiz guests and try out material.

These episodes aren't quite ready for television. They're test shows, designed to let Colbert wo...

Writer says Idris Elba 'too street' for Bond

Idris Elba, October 2014

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The writer of the new James Bond novel "Trigger Mortis" has set off a firestorm with a remark about Idris Elba.

Anthony Horowitz recently told the Daily Mail that he believes Elba is "probably a bit too 'street' for Bond. Is it a question of being sua...

Daniel Craig hopes his Bond 'is not as sexist'

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Daniel Craig hopes that his James Bond character 'is not sexist' as the release of the latest movie in the series, "Spectre", inches closer.

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