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Initial attack crews nip fires in bud

More storms, more wildfires around C. Oregon

From the slopes of Mt. Bachelor to Crane Prairie Reservoir and the Ochocos, crews tackled more small new lightning-sparked wildfires Thursday, while a large range fire in north-central Oregon, the Sniption Fire, grew to 25,000 acres.

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Fast-growing fire forces evacuations near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials say a fast-moving fire in southwest Oregon grew substantially Thursday and has spread across the border into California.

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Two more arrests in Prineville-area home burglaries

A wanted man called possibly armed and dangerous had a knife on him when he was arrested Thursday in a high-risk traffic stop in the Redmond area, while his girlfriend also was arrested. Five have been jailed in connection with a recent string of Prineville-area home burglaries.

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Oregon VA revelations 'outrage' Wyden, Merkley

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., issued a joint statement of outrage Thursday upon learning from a new internal VA audit that 30 percent of VA schedulers in Roseburg and 50 percent in White City reported pressure to manipulate or falsify data.

Bend woman turns trash into hope

Bend woman traveling to turn trash into hope

What looks like trash to many is plastic waiting to become art for Sara Wiener of Bend.  She has been making bags and dresses out of trash for five years. Now she has the opportunity to help women in Guatemala.

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Bend's second small-dog off-leash area opens

As part of renovations of Ponderosa Park in southeast Bend, a new off-leash area designated specifically for small dogs is now open, the Bend Park and Rec District said Thursday.

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Ebola patients coming to US triggers fears

When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United States lit up with fearful reactions.

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Agency OKs exports from proposed LNG terminal

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has conditionally authorized a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal at Warrenton to export to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States.

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West Coast governors oppose offshore drilling

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The governors of California, Oregon and Washington state say they don't want the possibility of any oil drilling off of the West Coast.

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Oregon to pay legal fees for 5 former employees

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Five former Oregon officials involved in building the state's botched health insurance exchange have asked the state to pick up their legal bills in a federal investigation.

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ODOT, ODFW team on culvert fish passage plan

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on a proposal to team up with the Oregon Department of Transportation to boost fish passage when road culverts are repaired.

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  • EBay reveals lackluster diversity report

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    In case you missed it, tech has a diversity problem. EBay is the latest tech company to publish an employee diversity report, revealing it hires mostly white and male workers.


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Duff on separation from husband: 'Difficult'

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Hilary Duff says her new album is "very positive" but admits that it started out "a lot heavier and a lot darker" because of the separation from her husband, Mike Comrie.

'Get On Up': Chadwick Boseman brings the funk

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Chadwick Boseman has every reason to feel good as "Get On Up" opens in theaters.

'Guardians of the Galaxy's' star on the rise

Chris Pratt, Anna Faris

Hollywood's A-list is a very tough club to crack, and membership is limited to stars of vast appeal with worldwide fame. Chris Pratt may soon get his invitation to join.

'Sharknado 2' runaway ratings hit

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The Syfy channel's first "Sharknado" movie last July generated buzz through social media chatter.

The second movie, appropriately titled "Sharknado 2: The Second One," used a different tactic -- getting attention through ample news coverage in the ru...

Michael Rooker has blast turning blue for Yondu in 'Galaxy'

Michael Rooker in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (photo -- Disney-Marvel)

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Acclaimed actor Michael Rooker talks about playing the bad and good in his new film, Marvel Studio's "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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