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Groups seek court order to change Deschutes River flows

A motion filed Tuesday by two environmental groups seeking a federal court order for immediate changes in Deschutes River management to protect the Oregon spotted frog has the potential to disrupt water supplies to thousands of Central Oregon farms, ranches and families, the region's irrigation districts said.

Amid steady growth, warning signs loom for Oregon's economy

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State economists say Oregon's economy and job market continue to grow at a steady pace but they warn that ongoing problems in the stock market could take a big chunk out of tax revenues starting next year.

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Early Look: Bend FD, Deschutes 911 debut life-saving phone app

To aid cardiac arrest victims quickly, Bend Fire & Rescue and the Deschutes County 9-1-1 Service District said Wednesday they are making the PulsePoint app available to Central Oregonians.

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Early Look: The latest on Day 40 of Malheur Refuge occupation

Grant County is considering a resolution Wednesday, calling an end to the armed occupation at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Meanwhile, the ACLU of Oregon is defending the Firstt Amendment rights of Pete Santilli, one of the 16 people indicted in connection with the occupation.

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Former Malheur occupier arrested on unrelated warrant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who had been with the armed occupiers at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been arrested on an unrelated warrant.

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Justice Department suing Ferguson, Missouri

The U.S. Justice Department is suing Ferguson, Missouri, alleging a pattern and practice of unconstitutional police conduct in the city.

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Oregon confirms case of travel-associated Zika virus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Public health officials say Oregon has a confirmed case of the Zika virus.

Appeals court denies Kip Kinkel's bid for shorter sentence

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kip Kinkel has lost another bid to reduce the 111-year sentence he received for the 1998 mass shooting at Springfield's Thurston High School.

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State: No carcinogens found in air at Portland schools

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Air tests at five Portland schools have found no traces of carcinogens that have been found in other neighborhoods of the city.

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Oregon considering local seed, crop regulation

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers are considering a proposal that would once again allow localized regulation of crops and seeds.

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Oregon pension funds see 20 percent rise in deficit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's pension funds for public employees continue to see low rates of return, putting upward pressure on payments the system's employees are required to make.


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People names Ryan Reynolds 'Sexiest Dad Alive'

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A few things have changed in the six years since People magazine declared Ryan Reynolds the "Sexiest Man Alive!" And some of those may involve changing diapers and getting fewer hours of sleep.

New Harry Potter book to publish this summer

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Harry Potter is back for another round of magic, struggles with the darkness and parents.

Hollywood spoofs Donald Trump in 'Funny or Die' movie

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Johnny Depp is no stranger to outlandish film roles, but he has never tried his hand -- or hair -- at newly crowned New Hampshire GOP primary winner Donald Trump.

'Frozen' the Broadway musical slated for 2018

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Walt Disney Pictures

A musical adaptation of the animated film "Frozen" is scheduled to open on Broadway in spring 2018, Disney Theatrical Productions said on Tuesday.

China box office hits new record for single day

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Box office sales in China hit a record 660 million yuan ($100.5 million) on Monday, according to the official Chinese news agency, Xinhua.


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