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Winds fan Canyon Creek Fire to nearly 86,000 acres

The 2-week-old Canyon Creek Complex Fire south of John Day exploded in size to nearly 86,000 acres Wednesday in hot, dry, windy weather that posed a continued challenge Thursday.

Burnout County Line 2 Fire

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Winds push Warm Springs fire over lines, tops 66,000 acres

Two weeks after it broke out, the County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation spotted across containment lines in Shitike Canyon on Wednesday, making uphill runs through heavy timber as it grew to more than 66,000 acres, officials said Thursday.

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State parks campfire ban lasts at least another week

The statewide campfire and open flame ban in Oregon State Parks remains in place for at least one more week, officials said Thursday, as conditions have not improved since the ban began Aug. 19.

Prineville, Crook Co. OK tax deal for 3rd Facebook data center

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Facebook has been approved for a new data center in Prineville that is expected to save the social-networking company tens of millions of dollars.

Residents unhappy with proposed development of Troy Field

Bend residents plead to spare downtown's Troy Field

Twenty disgruntled Bend residents expressed dismay over the potential sale and development of Troy Field at a public meeting Wednesday night at the Bend-La Pine Schools headquarters.

Climbing area opens in Redmond

Redmond's new climbing spot 'bridges' gap

Redmond held an unusual "rope-cutting" ceremony Wednesday afternoon to formally introduce an equally unusual new climbing area, located underneath the arches of the Maple Avenue Bridge.

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EDCO, state team for better coordinated efforts

The state of Oregon and four of Oregon’s largest private economic development organizations have signed a landmark agreement to improve business development coordination and align efforts to grow Oregon’s economy.

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Why US leads world in mass shootings

When a gunman opened fire Wednesday on two Virginia journalists and the woman they were interviewing on live TV, he was influenced by a long history of public mass killings throughout the country.

What's a casino? Oregon rules unclear, audit finds

When is a casino not a casino?  In Oregon, it’s hard to tell, a new state audit says.

Retired Lane County judge wins handgun licensing dispute

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Lane County officials were wrong in denying a retired judge a concealed handgun license.

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Ag secretary vows more sage grouse spending across West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse — regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections.


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Taylor Swift, Lisa Kudrow sing 'Smelly Cat'

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Continuing her run of inviting surprise guests to join her onstage during her current tour, Taylor Swift performed duets Wednesday night with Selena Gomez and Justin Timberlake.

Schumer, Lawrence are working together

Amy Schumer

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What do you get when you mix two of the coolest and most beloved female celebrities?

Rosie O'Donnell's adopted daughter leaves again

Rosie O'Donnell to focus on family

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Well, she wasn't home very long.

Less than three weeks after she ran away, Rosie O'Donnell's adopted daughter Chelsea has bolted again.

"Chelsea made a decision when she turned 18 that she wanted to go to her birth mother," said O'Donnell spokeswoman ...

MSNBC bumps Al Sharpton to Sunday morning

Al Sharpton


In the latest sign of MSNBC's reinvention, polarizing talk show host Al Sharpton is being moved from a prime five-day-a-week show to once-a-week.

Sharpton will give up his 6 p.m. hour on weeknights on September 4, and he'll take over the 8 a.m. Sunda...

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