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Warm Springs UAS test range set for first flight

Eagle Tech Systems, a subsidiary of Warm Springs Ventures, an enterprise of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, announced Friday its plans for a first flight next week at the Metolius Bench Unmanned Aerial Systems Operational Site.

Special report Beauty the Beast Pt 2

Special report, Pt. 2: Why can't Bend shift park $ to roads?

In Part 2 of his special report, NewsChannel 21's Dan McCarthy takes a closer look at something many Bend residents are still confused or even angry about - why some of the money that goes to parks in the city can't fix up streets instead.

Refuge takeover from day 1 to 41

Refuge takeover: A timeline of the 41 days

It's been 41 days since armed protesters took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, but the issues go back much further. This is a day-by-day look at some of the major developments over those 41 days.

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Jim Gilmore leaves presidential race

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is ending his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination, he said Friday.

Oregon Senate approves bill to increase minimum wage

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate has approved a measure that would incrementally increase the state's minimum wage over the next six years.

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Idaho sheriff supports Andersons' actions in refuge standoff

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — Sean and Sandy Anderson of Riggins, Idaho, made some poor choices when they joined the occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon, but they did nothing wrong.

Oregon Cattlemen's Association

After takeover, Oregon ranchers say time for 'much-needed conversation'

Here's the full text of a statement issued Friday by the Oregon Cattlemen's Association about the need for "a proper conversation" between ranchers and the government on issues that flared during the 41-day Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation:

Bend gets 6 new fire engines

Bend's 6 new fire engines start rolling into service

The Bend Fire Department placed the first of its six new fire engines in service Friday at the West Fire Station on Simpson Avenue.  The engines, built by Rosenbauer America, will replace a 21-year old fleet housed at the department’s five stations.

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Case against Madras couple accused in infant's death ongoing

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — The criminal case against a Jefferson County couple in connection the death of an infant is moving forward despite a defense attorney's objection to one of the indictments.

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Lane County Jail

Former Bend broker asks court to set aside fraud conviction

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A former Bend real estate agent who is serving a nine-year sentence in federal prison is asking the court to set aside her conviction.

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Oregon lawmakers consider relaxing hemp cultivation rules

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers are considering relaxing rules about hemp cultivation.

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Do the Grammys also have a race problem?

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In an era in which the topic of race has taken center stage, Kendrick Lamar's Grammy-nominated album "To Pimp a Butterfly" wears its blackness as a badge of honor.

Dr. Dre to star in Apple's first original TV series

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Apple is joining the original TV series world.

Apple is producing its first original scripted television series and it will star Dr. Dre, according to an exclusive report in The Hollywood Reporter.

The six episode series entitled "Vital Signs" and will...

Martin Shkreli offers Kanye $10 million for new album

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Kanye West has a $10 million offer on the table.

'Deadpool' targets biggest R-rated superhero opening

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"Deadpool" is an R-rated superhero movie full of graphic violence and offensive language, and that may be actually a good thing for its box office.

Why we love 'Hamilton'

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton Broadway opening night

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They don't call "Hamilton" "an American Musical" for nothing. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway show embraces the history and diversity of American culture like no musical before.

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