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Oregon hiring 11 recreational marijuana inspectors

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is recruiting 11 marijuana compliance specialists in preparation for the Oct. 1 rollout of recreational marijuana.

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Grant County firefighters prepare for windy weather

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Structural fire crews have returned to protect homes on a wildfire in eastern Oregon as National Guard and other fire crews worked to reinforce lines against winds forecast to be gusting up to 40 mph.

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Bend's Telfer to run for state treasurer as Independent

A well-known name and face in Central Oregon political circles for over a decade is making her second bid for the same statewide office, this time as an Independent. And yes, the capital "I" is intentional.

Facebook wins Prineville tax break

Tax break OK'd to bring Prineville Facebook expansion

The 'friendship' between Facebook and Prineville may have just become a little richer -- by  millions and millions of dollars.

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Quarterback returns to Madras to give back

Former Madras High School quarterback Josh Farrester is back in Madras to help out the community that helped him so much in the past.

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U.K. firefighters visit, learn from C.O. experts

A group of firefighters from Hampshire, United Kingdom have come all the way to Central Oregon to learn how to effectively fight wildfires.

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Two arrested, lb. of meth seized in Redmond Walmart lot

Central Oregon drug agents stopped a car and arrested a Washington state man and a transient in Redmond Walmart parking lot Wednesday night, later seizing about a pound of methamphetamine found hidden in the dashboard, officials said.

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Klamath sheriff calls for deputies on leave to give up badges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is not responding to a call from county commissioners that he go on leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation of him by the state Attorney General's Office.

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Ex-prep student acquitted of felony rape in split verdict

A New Hampshire jury on Friday convicted Owen Labrie of five counts -- including statutory rape -- in connection with the sexual assault of another student at a prestigious boarding school, but it acquitted him of more serious charges.

Labrie, 19, a ...

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ODOT beefs up rail incident prevention, response

The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved a proposed updated set of rules for transporting hazardous materials by rail.

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Kapowsin Meats recalls pork from Washington, Oregon, Alaska

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Graham-based Kapowsin Meats is recalling more than 520,000 pounds of pork shipped to Washington, Oregon and Alaska after food inspectors found that it may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Miley and music videos: Why VMAs matter

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Is YouTube killing the video star? Not so much according to Van Toffler, the executive producer of this weekend's Video Music Awards on MTV.

Betty White to appear on 'Bones'

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Betty White will have some "Bones" to pick.

The seemingly ageless actress, who wrapped up "Hot in Cleveland" earlier this year, isn't taking much of a rest. On Thursday she tweeted that she'll be appearing on "Bones" this coming season.

"Wanted to let ...

Palin: ESPN 'buys into ISIS propaganda'

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Sarah Palin tore into ESPN on Thursday night, calling the network "whimpering" and "intolerant" for suspending baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet comparing radical Muslims to Nazis.

In a Facebook post, Palin accused ESPN of buying into terro...

Paula Deen to join 'DWTS,' report says

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Hayes Grier, the Vine celebrity, is definitely joining "Dancing With the Stars."

And, if reports are to be believed, celebrity chef Paula Deen is coming, too.

According to Variety, Deen will be joining the cast of ABC's hit show, which has been annou...

Colbert may search for himself on 'Late Show'

Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report

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Who is Stephen Colbert?

That's the question that many viewers will be curious to find out when the comedian takes over CBS's "The Late Show" on September 8.

Colbert, who played a caricature of a cable news blowhard on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Repo...

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