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Century Drive roadblock

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Police incident prompts Century Drive roadblock

A police incident involving a reportedly suicidal male led police to block or limit Century Drive west of Bend for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon until the man was taken into custody.

Pole Pedal Paddle 2015 run


PPP replaces Nordic course with short trail run

Due to the unseasonably mild winter and low Mt. Bachelor snowpack, the Nordic leg of the 39th annual U.S. Bank Pole Pedal will be replaced with a 1-mile trail run that will begin at the alpine-to-Nordic transition and finish at the normal Nordic-to bike exchange area, officials decided Tuesday.

Oregon Legislature

Legislature OKs bill to boost child abuse center funding

The Oregon Senate gave unanimous approval Tuesday to legislation sponsored by three Central Oregon lawmakers to boost funding for child abuse intervention centers.

Crook County sheriff's office car

Two Crook County searches end in success

Two Crook County Search and Rescue call-outs on Monday ended successfully with the parties found or turning up safe, officials said Tuesday.

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Wildfire disaster funding bill garners support

More than 250 groups from across the country jave joined Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, to express support for passing the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act to ensure vital resources in the fight against catastrophic wildfires in the West ahead of this year’s fire season.

Sage-grouse - BLM


Walden backs 10-year ban on sage grouse 'endangered' listing

The House Armed Services Committee has approved a provision in the annual defense authorization bill that would prohibit the Obama Administration from declaring the sage grouse an endangered species for 10 years.

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Damage to burned Govt. Camp condos set at $10.8 million

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — The damage estimate from last month's fire that destroyed a condominium complex in Government Camp has been set at nearly $11 million.

US Capitol

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Senate moves forward with GOP budget proposal

The Senate on Tuesday passed a Republican-backed budget blueprint that boosts defense spending while cutting $5 trillion in spending, largely on social programs, to balance the budget in a decade.

Environmentalists threaten to sue over salmon recovery plan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two environmental groups are threatening to sue a federal agency over what they deem its failure to develop a recovery plan for the Oregon coast coho salmon.

Bill would ensure more info for college-bound students

Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Mark Warner, D-Va.,  introduced legislation Tuesday to provide college-bound students powerful new tools for comparing colleges and universities on measures such as total cost, likelihood of graduating and potential earnings.

US trade exports

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Oregon exports rise, bucking national trend

Oregon exporters picked up the pace in the latest numbers as growth accelerated over the prior month, according to Beacon Economics' analysis of foreign trade data released today by the U.S. Commerce Department.


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Woman in wheelchair wins -- a treadmill?

Drew Carey Price is Right

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Any "Price is Right" fan has probably dreamed of one day going on the show and being summoned to "Come on down!" while simultaneously fearing the worst-case scenario of never making it on stage to meet host Drew Carey, or going over on the showcase s...

'Wedding Singer's' rapping granny dies

Ellen Dow, 2005

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Actress Ellen Albertini Dow, probably best known as the rapping granny from 1998's "The Wedding Singer," died Monday at 101, according to her representative.

Disney's 'Force Awakens' trailer passes 200M views

Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens

With the box office battle of "The Avengers" over, Disney is shifting its focus to a franchise in a galaxy far, far away.

Disney kicks off big summer with big earnings

Walt Disney World in Florida

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Like Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers, Disney is flying high. The Walt Disney Company reported quarterly results that beat expectations on Tuesday with revenues of $12.5 billion.

Obama to Letterman: 'We could play dominoes'

Obama, David Letterman

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President Barack Obama stopped by the set of the "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday night, for his eighth and what is expected to be his final guest appearance ahead of the TV show host wrapping up his tenure later this month.


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