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Fire danger remains threat on High Desert

Officials: C.O. wildfire threat remains high

Fire officials said Wednesday that wildfire danger remains high on the High Desert, but lessening activity in September has allowed for reduction of fire crews.

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Feds sign off on Bend N. Highway 97 project

ODOT announced Wednesday that Federal Highway Administration project managers have issued a "record of decision" for the U.S. Highway 97 Bend North Corridor Project, a project that's been in the development stage for nearly a decade.

Seasonal hiring in full swing

Seasonal hiring set to give C.O. a jobs boost

The calendar might still say September, but seasonal job searchers are on the prowl. It turns out many stores are already hiring part-time holiday employees. What exactly does that say about our economy?

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Oregon's 2015 minimum wage: $9.25 an hour

State Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Wednesday that Oregon’s minimum wage will increase to $9.25 an hour on Jan. 1, providing a 15 cents-per-hour raise for 141,822 workers.

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Fire E. of Sacramento threatens 2,000 homes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Officials say more than 2,000 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California.

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New human-caused fire in Ochocos nearly contained

A human-caused wildfire spotted Tuesday afternoon on the Ochoco National Forest 40 miles east of Prineville burned about 55 acres and was 95 percent contained by Wednesday, officials said.

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Another NFL player facing charges related to domestic violence

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic abuse allegations, Phoenix police said Wednesday night.

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E. coli investigation clears Ore. restaurant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Health officials in Oregon's Lincoln County say they found no trace of E. coli bacteria in a county restaurant as they investigate two cases of E. coli infection, including one that killed a 4-year-old girl.

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Wehby blames former staff for copied policies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby is blaming former staff members for policy briefs on her website that matched statements from other conservative candidates and an interest group.

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State Police: Body found east of Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Police spokesman says the Linn County Major Crime Team is investigating after a body was found on Truax Island east of Corvallis.

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Scotland votes in independence referendum

Scotland's voters headed to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in the country's landmark independence referendum.

There, they will face a straightforward yes/no question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

More than 4.2 million people hav...

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  • IOS 8: How to get it -- and whether you should

    iOS 8 on iPhone

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    IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is here.

    Apple's new operating system isn't the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but it has a handful of new features that look promising.

    IOS 8 lets apps display useful information in the "Today" screen, includin...

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'Facts of Life' celebrates 35th anniversary

Facts of Life cast TVLand awards

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A little good, a little bad and a whole lot of nostalgia were in play at the Paley Center's "Facts of Life" reunion in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday.

Lupita Nyong'o visits 'Sesame Street'

Lupita Nyong'o, 2014 Oscars

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Lupita Nyong'o wants children to understand something she didn't when she was growing up: Love the skin you're in.

Surprise! Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling have baby

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So Eva Mendes was pregnant after all. On Friday, the actress and partner Ryan Gosling welcomed a baby girl into the world, according to Us Weekly.

Sharon Osbourne goes off on U2 over album

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Note to the Grammys: You may not want to seat Sharon Osbourne anywhere near U2 at the next awards show. "The Talk" co-host and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne went on a Twitter rant about the group's recent free release of its new album on iTunes.

Source: Joan Rivers' doc did biopsy, selfie

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The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.

A staff member at Manhattan's Yorkville Endoscopy clinic told...

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