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New speed for Central Oregon highways?

Oregon lawmakers consider bill to raise speed limits

It's 55 miles an hour along most stretches of Highway 97, but that could all change, as lawmakers are working on a bill to increase speeds to 70 miles an hour along rural stretches of Oregon highways.

Bend house fire traced to cigarettes

SE Bend house fire traced to cigarettes

Neighbors with a garden hose stepped in before fire crews arrived Wednesday, helping to limit damage from a fire behind a northeast Bend home that investigators said was caused by improperly disposed-of cigarettes.

The Riverhouse Sold

Done deal: The Riverhouse sold; big renovations ahead

One month after first word of an impending sale,  it's official: The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center in Bend has changed hands -- and the new owners said Wednesday a multimillion-dollar upgrade is in the planning stages.

New bill to protect dogs in hot cars

New Ore. bill aims to protect dogs left in hot cars

Central Oregon is considered very dog-friendly. However, the state's laws are lax when it comes to protecting canines left in hot cars. A new bill before lawmakers in Salem is aiming to change that.

Albertsons Haggen

Two Bend Albertsons to become Haggen in May

Two Bend Albertsons grocery stores will be converted to Haggen in May as part of a 20-store changeover in the wake of their recent sale to the West Coast regional grocery chain, officials said this week.

Dr. Tony Miksa

COCC's top presidential pick withdraws

Dr. Tony Miksa, the top candidate to become president at Central Oregon Community College, has withdrawn from consideration due to a death in the family, college officials said late Wednesday afternoon.

Delta flight skids off runway

Sara Wagner @swags201

Delta plane skids off LaGuardia runway

A Delta airplane slid off a runway late Thursday morning at New York's LaGuardia airport, its nose breaking through a fence before skidding to a halt.

Driver who killed 3 Springfield kids faces limited charges

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — If police and prosecutors find no evidence of reckless or negligent driving, the man who killed three children in Springfield could face only traffic violations.

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Consultant ranks Univ. of Oregon president pay as low

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A consultant says the likely salary for a new University of Oregon president is near the bottom of 17 similar universities, but benefits make up much of the difference.

Grants Pass boy behind cardboard screen

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Donated minivan for family of child punished for tardiness

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Thanks to the generosity of some southern Oregon businesses, a family whose 6-year-old son was publicly punished for tardiness now has a refurbished minivan to help make sure he gets to school on time.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Beaver problem in Beaverton in Beaver State

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Beaver dams are causing a problem in Beaverton, Oregon, the beaver state.

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    It must be true, I found it on the Internet!

    Naive? Maybe. After all, cyberspace has its fair share of myths. Now Google may have found a way to clean house, or at least throw the trash in the basement.

    The company is figuring out how to rank website...

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HBO without cable will reportedly cost $15 a month

Game of Thrones

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HBO without the rest of cable's trappings. We knew it was coming, we just didn't know when.

The International Business Times is reporting the streaming service will launch in early April, ahead of the April 12 debut of the new season of "Game of Thron...

Netflix movie shut out by big theater chains

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Netflix's latest film acquisition is being shut out of the some of the country's biggest movie theater chains because of Netflix's plan to release the movie online at the same time.

Major American theater chains like Regal Cinemas will not show "Beast...

Buddy Holly plane crash may be re-examined

Buddy Holly, Brunswick Records promo photo

Brunswick Records

It's the day the music died.

In the early morning hours of February 3, 1959, a small aircraft carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson crashed a few miles from Mason City Municipal Airport, near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Pilot...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Netflix partner on film projects

Leonardo DiCaprio, 2014 Golden Globes

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Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, has agreed to a partnership with Netflix to produce documentaries for the streaming service.

'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...

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