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Deschutes inmate died of overdose; family still has questions

The state Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that a Bend man died in the Deschutes County Jail of a methamphetamine overdose. But Edwin Mays' family says they still have questions about what happened that night.

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House clears DHS bill for Obama

The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, averting a partial shutdown of the department.

Oregon class-action lawsuit bill headed to governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon legislative Democrats have voted to change the way the state handles class-action lawsuits.

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Knopp co-sponsors K-12 'strategic investment' bills

Senate Education Committee Chair Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay) and Vice-Chair Tim Knopp (R-Bend) introduced three bills Tuesday that they say target strategic investment in K-12 education.

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What goes down... Oregon gas prices zoom higher

After months of driver-welcomed declines, Oregon has the dubious distinction of having the second-largest weekly increase in gas prices in the nation this week, AAA Oregon/Idaho reported Tuesday.

Oregon jobless rate falls; lowest in 6 1/2 years

Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in January, down .4 of a percent and the lowest figure since July 2008, the state Employment Department reported Tuesday.

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Netanyahu: Deal will enable Iran nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed agreement between world powers and Iran was "a bad deal" that would not stop Tehran from getting nuclear weapons -- but would rather pave its way to getting lots of them and lea...

Department of Homeland Security, DHS

Robert Johnson/CNN

House clears DHS bill for Obama

The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, averting a partial shutdown of the department.

Oregon Legislature

Oregon House OKs bill to let workers discuss wages

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House has passed a measure outlawing employers from punishing employees who inquire about or disclose their wages.

IRS tests time-saving appointments in Bend

The IRS began testing an appointment-based service approach on Feb. 23 in 10 of its larger Tax Assistance Centers around the country. Since the original announcement, the test has been expanded to 34 other offices nationwide, including Bend.

U.S. Capitol

Wyden seeks to spur short-line railroad investment

Sens. Ron Wyden and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)  introduced Tuesday the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2015, which would extend the short line railroad track maintenance tax credit that expired last year.

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Tom Brokaw to release book on battling cancer

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Tom Brokaw, the NBC newsman and author of "The Greatest Generation," is writing a new book about his personal struggle with cancer.

'Sharknado 3' to storm back this summer

Sharknado returns

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Say what you will about the "Sharknado" franchise, but there's no doubt, it's swimming in irony.

Take a couple of a key casting choices announced this week.

"Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will play the President of the United S...

China tops U.S. at the box office for first time

Man from Macau II

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Move over Hollywood! There's a new star stealing the spotlight -- China has beat the U.S. for the first time in monthly box office sales.

China brought in $650 million in box office revenue for February, surpassing sales in the U.S. of $640 million, a...

'Walking Dead' town for sale

Walking Dead cast

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The faded downtown of a small town in Georgia, made famous by an appearance on "The Walking Dead," can now be yours for the right price.

Michelle Rodriguez's challenge to Hollywood

Michelle Rodriguez

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Actress Michelle Rodriguez challenged racial minorities in Hollywood to "develop their own mythology" and tell their own stories instead of recasting traditionally white characters as different races.

"It's not about taking Catwoman or Superman or Gre...

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