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City Council approves 63 million in bonds for water budget

Bend council OKs $63 million in water bonds

Wednesday night's Bend City Council meeting was one of farewells and thanks, from three departing councilors and toward City Manager Eric King, who got a solid review and a 5 percent "merit raise." But it also was one where councilors voted 5-2 to authorize $63 million to fund the city's disputed water system improvements.

New Cuban policy could mean new life in Redmond

U.S.-Cuba changes lift Redmond woman's hope

A Redmond woman said President Obama's decision to improve Cuban relations could significantly change her family's life.

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C.O. medical pot dispensaries pleased by law change

President Obama signed a $1,1 trillion spending bill this week that legalizes medical marijuana. In Oregon, medical marijuana has been legal for 16 years, but the fight between the states and Washington, D.C. has been an ongoing battle.

Redmond saves landmark and gets a new City Hall

Redmond approves $9 million City Hall project

Redmond is saving a landmark and getting a new City Hall, a project that comes with a hefty $9 million price tag.

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Dow surges more than 400 points

Stocks soared Thursday as the Dow closed up 421 points on good news from the Federal Reserve and on oil prices.

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Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.

North Korea, South Korea

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Defector: North Korea runs vast hacker network

North Korea is one of the world's poorest countries, seen as well behind most everyone when it comes to most technologies and much more.

Boko Haram refugees

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Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185

Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.

Gunmen in pickup trucks attacked the village of Gumsuri, just north of Chibok, on Su...

Cuba March Day

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In the sea between U.S. and Cuba lies long history

Just 90 miles away, Cuba inevitably shares a long history with the United States, from conquistadors to the Spanish-American War to the Cold War.

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GM halts deliveries to Russia

General Motors has halted deliveries of cars to Russia, making it the latest Western company to pull out of the market in the wake of the ruble's plunge.

The plunge in the value of the ruble means that Western companies don't get as much money when th...

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Shot fired during stolen-car pursuit; 3 arrested

A passenger in a car stolen in Warm Springs fired a rifle at a pursuing Oregon State Police trooper during a chase north of Madras Monday morning. Three people ditched the car and ran, leading to a chase on foot and their arrests, troopers said Wednesday.

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Paramont pulls screening of 'Team America'

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After Sony canceled the release of its comedy "The Interview," one Texas theater planned to screen "Team America: World Police" instead.

Steve Carell North Korea movie is another casualty of Sony breach

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"The Interview" isn't the only movie on North Korea being stifled after the major hack of Sony Pictures.

A Steve Carell film set in North Korea has been scrapped, a source familiar with the project told CNNMoney.

The movie was to be a "paranoid thril...

Why Colbert's 'Late Show' is a big win for CBS

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Stephen Colbert is airing his last show tonight on Comedy Central and that's good news for CBS in more ways than one.

'Serial' podcast: By the numbers

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The podcast "Serial" is wrapping up its first season on Thursday as a bona fide success.

D.C. outraged over Sony's 'The Interview' decision

US Capitol

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From Hollywood to Washington, the outrage is spreading over Sony Pictures' decision to cancel a movie release following a cyber attack and threats from a group of North Korea-backed hackers.

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