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Fire near Black Canyon Wilderness Area

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Central Oregon crews tackling several new wildfires

More than 200 firefighters worked Monday to contain a lightning-sparked fire north of Dayville that has blackened over 4,600 acres, as crews tackled several new blazes spotted after a weekend of thunder and lightning over much Central Oregon.

Car-motorcycle crash NW Bend

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Calif. motorcyclist seriously hurt in NW Bend crash

A 24-year-old California man was thrown from his motorcycle and seriously injured Monday afternoon in a collision with a car at a northwest Bend intersection, police said.

Round Butte fire caused by fireworks

Fireworks-caused Round Butte fire sparks familiar debate

The Fourth of July holiday is all about the red, white and blue -- and unfortunately, on Round Butte, black, too.

Survey Voters support gas tax

Bend city survey: Voters would support 10-cent gas tax

The city of Bend needs $80 million to end a maintenance backlog and fix its roads. One solution would be a gas tax. A survey presented to the City Council on Monday showed more than 60 percent of those asked would supported a 10 cent-per-gallon gas tax; opposing gas dealers say their own survey had a different outcome.

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Bend citizen tips lead to arrest, recovery of stolen piuckup

Citizens who reported a suspicious red pickup driving on Bend’s Larkspur Trail Monday evening led to a traffic stop, arrest of the driver and recovery of the truck, reported stolen over two weeks ago from a parking lot, police said.

Wash fire story photo

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Washington wildfire burns thousands of acres

Randy Dawson called 911 when he spotted flames near his house in central Washington state.

Eugene Civic Stadium fire KMTR

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Fire chief: Blaze destroys Eugene Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A fire official in Eugene says a spectacular fire has destroyed the city's historic Civic Stadium and prompted the temporary evacuation of a nearby two-block area.

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Sheriff: Man shoots, wounds self after Gorge police chase

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A sheriff says a St. Helens man has shot and seriously wounded himself after a police pursuit on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Spoke Bracelet teams up with Tour des Chutes

"You're a survivor the second you are diagnosed," said Gary Bonacker, the co-owner of Sunnyside Sports in Bend and founder of the Tour des Chutes. "The only time you're not a survivor is when you leave this Earth."

Jeb Bush interview

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Jeb Bush: Confederate flag is 'racist'

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called the Confederate flag a "racist" symbol on Monday, lauding South Carolina's efforts to remove it from the Capitol and pointing to a similar move he made as Florida's governor.

"The symbols were racist,"...

Obama, 1-17-2014

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Obama: Make 5 million more workers eligible for overtime

An estimated 5 million more salaried workers may soon become automatically eligible for overtime pay.

That's according to President Obama, who on Monday evening previewed a key part of a proposed change to overtime rules.

Today, the only way you're aut...

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  • Greeks rush to bitcoin in lieu of euro

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    With bank doors slammed shut, frantic Greeks are turning to online trading platforms to see if the digital money Bitcoin is a better bet than the euro.

    The world's largest Bitcoin exchanges tell CNNMoney they've seen a surge of business from Greece.

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Univision CEO defends dropping Trump, denies apologizing

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Univision CEO Randy Falco says Donald Trump is not telling the truth when he claims that "Univision apologized."

In an internal memo on Monday, Falco defended the Spanish-language broadcaster's decision to break off its ties to Trump.

"I made the deci...

'The Apprentice' looks for a new Trump. Who could it be?

Trump at desk

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NBC severed ties with presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday, but it wants to keep his reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice" on the air without him.

In a statement, the network pointedly kept the door open for a continuation of the popular se...

More Hulk Hogan sex tapes in Gawker case

Hulk Hogan, 2013

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Gawker is seeking to bring into court several never-before-seen Hulk Hogan sex tapes as the gossip site battles a lawsuit brought by the former pro wrestling star.

The FBI has confirmed the existence of three video recordings -- in addition to the one...

BET Awards: What you may have missed

Nicki Minaj, 2015 BET Awards

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The past was a present at Sunday night's BET Awards. From Janet Jackson to Smokey Robinson, it was throwback time Sunday in Los Angeles at one of R&B and hip-hop's biggest nights.

Yes co-founder Chris Squire dies

Chris Squire of Yes file photo

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Bassist Chris Squire, a founding member of progressive British rock band Yes, died Saturday in Phoenix after battling leukemia, his bandmates confirmed.

"It's with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of...

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