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DRW garage fire Dan Dawson

Dan Dawson

DRW garage fire stopped; officials credit 'defensible space'

A smoky fire destroyed a detached garage in Deschutes River Woods south of Bend Friday evening, but firefighters working in temperatures in the 90s - and neighbors' "defensible space" -- kept the blaze from reaching nearby trees or threatening homes in the heavily wooded subdivision.

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Josh DeFebbo

Big wildfires keep growing; new blaze lined SE of Bend

On a hot holiday Friday for many Central Oregonians, hundreds of firefighters battled near Dayville and south of Clarno, while a small new blaze drew attention late in the day three miles southeast of Bend

Sleepy Hollow Fire Wenatchee, Wash.

KING5 News

Early start to Northwest wildfire season; more danger ahead

SEATTLE (AP) — Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.

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The Latest: Lawmakers leave Salem for 4th of July weekend

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the activities of the Oregon Legislature as lawmakers press closer to adjourning the 2015 legislative session:

Construction plan funds school earthquake improvements

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under legislative leaders' proposal for more than $1 billion of construction projects.

Oregon Legislature

Senate sends Eastern Oregon speed limit hike to governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A plan to raise speed limits in Eastern Oregon is headed to Gov. Kate Brown.

Pilot killed, 2 passengers injured

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue via CNN

Medical helicopter crashes in Colorado, killing pilot

A medical helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off in Frisco, Colorado, Friday afternoon, killing the pilot and injuring two medical personnel on board, authorities said.

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Miquicar Photostudio

Philippines: Dozens dead in ferry disaster

Searchers recovered more bodies Friday, a day after a passenger ferry capsized shortly after leaving port in the Philippines, killing 59 people, authorities said. The Philippine coast guard said 140 people survived.

Newberg helicopter crash - KGW

Rachael Rafanelli/KGW

Helicopter instructor, student pilot die in Newberg crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A helicopter flight instructor and a student pilot have died after crashing into a farm field near Newberg.

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Tenant facing eviction kills apartment manager, self

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A man who was to be evicted from his Springfield apartment shot and killed the property manager and then took his own life.

Pendleton white supremacist leader sentenced to 13 years

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The leader of a Pendleton white supremacist gang has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.

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    After nearly 118 grueling, consecutive hours over the Pacific Ocean, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 is back on land -- and freshly stamped into aviation record books.

    Pilot Andre Borschberg landed the plane on the Hawaiian island of Oahu on Friday mo...

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Takei walks back 'blackface' remark about Thomas

April birthdays - George Takei

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"Star Trek" actor George Takei says his description of Justice Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following his dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling was ill-considered.

Grateful Dead's Chicago shows among priciest concerts ever

Grateful Dead painting, 1990 tour

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This weekend, more than 200,000 aging hippies, jam-band fanatics and got-to-be-there scenesters will pack Chicago's Soldier Field for three farewell concerts by the Grateful Dead. For many of them, it won't be cheap.

America Ferrera thanks Donald Trump

America Ferrera at 2015 Academy Awards

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"Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera is thanking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his controversial comments on Latino immigrants.

Grateful Dead's strange trip to end in Chicago

Grateful Dead painting, 1990 tour

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The legendary Grateful Dead is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Fourth of July weekend with three concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field, the same place the band played its last show 20 years ago, shortly before Jerry Garcia died.

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'Diddy' won't face felony assault charges

Sean Diddy Combs

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Music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs won't face felony charges after an alleged assault last month at the university where his son plays football.

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