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New testing system coming to Oregon schools

New, tougher testing coming to Oregon students

The Oregon Department of Education held an informational forum Thursday night at the COCC campus in Redmond so parents, educators and students could learn more about the new Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Bend river project in home stretch

Crews busy turning Deschutes River into three channels

"It's pretty surreal," Kevin Holcomb, a 36-year resident of Bend, said Thursday of the Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project. "I remember when Bend was just a little podunk town, and now they're building stuff like this."

Prineville hires PR firm for communications

Prineville hires PR firm to get its message out

The city of Prineville has hired a public relations firm to handle city communication and help boost its image.

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Unemployment rate falls to seven-year low

The winter weather didn't cool the job market in February.

The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February, which crushed expectations. That beat the estimate from CNNMoney's survey of economists, who predicted 235,000 job gains.

February's job growt...

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Illinois oil train derailment forces evacuation

A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in Illinois at 1:05 p.m. Thursday. The resulting fire led officials to evacuate everyone within 1 mile of the accident, the Associated Press and other news outlets reported.

The BNSF Railway train derailed three miles south of Galena where the Galena River meets the Mississippi. The AP cited BNSF officials who told reporters the train had 103 cars loaded with crude oil, along with two buffer cars loaded with sand.

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Man shot to death in parking lot of Hermiston store

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Hermiston say a man was shot to death in the parking lot of a convenience store.

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Police shooting of armed man found to be justified

ALOHA, Ore. (AP) — A Washington County district attorney has found the fatal shooting of an armed man by a sheriff's deputy was justified.

Truck car school bus crash

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Officials: Truck driver fell asleep in fatal collision

ORONDO, Wash. (AP) — Investigators say it appears the driver of a large box truck fell asleep before the truck crossed the center line of a rural central Washington highway, colliding with a car and a school bus.

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Under Obama, 4 in 10 say race relations are worse

Four in 10 Americans say race relations in the United States have gotten worse under the nation's first black president, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And 50 years after the Bloody Sunday march marked a turning point in the civil rights movement, ...

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Eugene sues Uber, seeks service halt pending license

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Officials in Eugene have sued ride-sharing service Uber, seeking a court order to stop the service from operating in the area until it meets minimum safety requirements.

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Small Wash. town opening city-owned marijuana shop

NORTH BONNEVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Known for some of the best windsurfing conditions in the country, the small Columbia River Gorge town of North Bonneville, Washington, is embarking on a new enterprise — a city-owned marijuana shop.

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  • 10 things we know about the Apple Watch

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    Any last questions we have about the Apple Watch are about to get answered.

    Apple is holding an event in Cupertino, Calif. on Monday, during which CEO Tim Cook and other executives are expected to announce more details about the Apple Watch.

    There's a ...

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Louis C.K. not laughing over judge's pension ruling

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Louis C.K.'s fans know him as a stand-up comic and star of his own comedy series, but a New York judge has ruled that he is a full-time film editor.

Glenn Beck's top execs quit to form digital media startup

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Glenn Beck's top two lieutenants have left Beck's Internet and television channel, TheBlaze, and are starting a new venture together.

The departing executives are Chris Balfe, who was Beck's CEO, and Joel Cheatwood, who was president and chief content...

'Daily Show' Samantha Bee gets own show on TBS

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Scratch Samantha Bee off the list of potential replacements for Jon Stewart.

TBS, which is owned by Time Warner, Inc. (also the parent company of CNNMoney), announced on Thursday that the longtime correspondent of "The Daily Show" will be heading to t...

HBO without cable will reportedly cost $15 a month

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HBO without the rest of cable's trappings. We knew it was coming, we just didn't know when.

The International Business Times is reporting the streaming service will launch in early April, ahead of the April 12 debut of the new season of "Game of Thron...

Netflix movie shut out by big theater chains

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Netflix's latest film acquisition is being shut out of the some of the country's biggest movie theater chains because of Netflix's plan to release the movie online at the same time.

Major American theater chains like Regal Cinemas will not show "Beast...

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