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Oregon vote Legal pot or not

High time for legal pot? Oregonians to vote

At The Medication Station in Bend, Ryan Garcia has been selling cannabis to Oregon Medical Marijuana Program patients for about a year, but he's hoping to soon get the green light on a new market.

Special report Inmates fight wildfires

Six more small fires pop up, are caught fast

Two days after the latest round of thunder and lightning, crews are still finding and dousing small holdover fires in the Central Oregon woods, including a half-dozen that turned up and were tackled Thursday, officials said.

Feds curb oversight

Reaction as feds curb Bend ADA oversight

The city of Bend received word Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Justice that it has closed its files on enforcing a 10-year-old settlement agreement over violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We talked Thursday with the city's accessibility manager and a disabled resident.

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Ochoco National Forest reduces closure area

Effective 8 a.m. Friday, the Ochoco National Forest will reduce the size of the area closure enacted five days ago.

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Sisters man among 5 honored fallen firefighters

The Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on Thursday unanimously approved the addition of five firefighters to the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, including John Hammack of Sisters.

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Sisters man injured in SE Bend DUII crash

A car crash on Bend’s south end late Wednesday night sent a 26-year-old Sisters man to the hospital, facing drunk driving and other charges, police said.

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Oregon moves to ban smoking on beaches

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is taking steps to ban smoking on all 362 miles of beaches along the Pacific coast.

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Two NE Ore. highway workers killed this week

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Police say a second man has died while working on an Eastern Oregon highway this week.

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NW receives few children from border surge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say a relatively small number of the unaccompanied immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States have been sent to Oregon, Washington state and Idaho over the past six months.

Obstructions on the N. Santiam River near Jefferson

Oregon Marine Board

Low snow, rain means Ore. boaters must be wary

Due to less snowpack and lower rainfall this winter, many Oregon lakes and rivers will be reaching historically low levels, which will expose previously unseen hazards to boaters this summer, state officials warned Thursday.

Vladimir Putin in talks

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Things to know about Russia and sanctions

The United States and its allies are angrier at Russia now over Ukraine, but will they do anything more about it -- especially Europe?

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    Robot furniture that builds itself

    Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL

    Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.


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'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer sees 'Red'

Fifty Shades of Grey

Courtesy Focus Features

"Fifty Shades of Grey's" infamous "Red Room" has arrived. The first trailer for the romance drama, which is adapted from E L James' best-selling erotic novel, gives fans a racy hint of what's to come.

Comic-con: 'Batman' makes an appearance

Ben Affleck's Batman

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Attendees at 2014's San Diego Comic-Con have gotten up close and personal with Ben Affleck's Batman.

Shia LaBeouf appears in court

Shia LaBeouf after arrest

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Shia LeBeouf appeared in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning over charges stemming from a June incident at a Broadway performance of "Cabaret."

'Batman' TV series to be freed from belfry at San Diego Comic-Con

Batman Blu ray cover

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

One of the big panels at this year's San Diego Comic Con this week isn't about an upcoming superhero movie, but a major video release of a classic television series.

'Weird Al's' new album has been pirated 40,000 times

Weird Al Yankovic

Kristine Slipson/Wikimedia Commons

"Weird Al" Yankovic's latest album, "Mandatory Fun," is topping charts -- but not just the charts the parody musician is happy about.

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