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Prosecuting Pot

Deschutes DA: Recreational pot legal soon - but with rules

Last fall, Oregonians voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. But with the July 1 change to state law just over a month away, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel made it clear Wednesday: There are still rules to follow -- and enforce.

Agents raid $50 million marijuana grow in Ochocos

C.O. forest visitors warned: Beware of pot grows

For the past several years, Central Oregon has been identified by drug trafficking organizations as an ideal location for outdoor marijuana grows, both on public and private lands adjacent to public lands.

Bethlehem Inn cuts include executive director

Bethlehem Inn to house newly released offenders

Deschutes County Adult Parole & Probation announced Wednesday it is entering into a new partnership with the Bethlehem Inn emergency shelter in Bend to take in a small number of offenders released from prison who need transitional housing.

Bend river floaters warned: Safe passage soon - but not yet

With warm weather upon us, the Bend Park and Recreation District reminded river users Wednesday that floating the Deschutes River between Riverbend and Drake parks still requires portage around the Colorado Avenue dam, until the new sage passage project is done later this summer.

OSU-Cascades Campus

OSU-Cascades picks dining-housing development firm

Oregon State University – Cascades said Wednesday it has selected a partner to develop and construct the first student residence and dining/academic facilities that will sit on its proposed site in Bend, representing the four-year university long sought by the Central Oregon region.

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Report: Nebraska abolishes death penalty

Nebraska lawmakers voted Wednesday to override a veto and abolish capital punishment in the state, The Associated Press reported.

Senate panel OKs extending statute of limitations for rape

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Senate committee has approved a measure extending Oregon's statute of limitations on certain sexual assault crimes to 12 years. It's now six.

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Man who leaked Kitzhaber emails goes public

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The man who leaked thousands of emails from the personal account of former Gov. John Kitzhaber to a Portland newspaper is coming forward publicly.

Oregon Legislature

Oregon Senate backs Newberry geothermal lab

State Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend) successfully carried memorial legislation Wednesday on the Senate floor in support of bringing a federal geothermal research facility to the Newberry Geothermal Project in Deschutes County.

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Oregon Cattlemen's Association

Cattlemen: Trade deal good for Oregon agriculture

TPP and TPA have caused quite a stir lately. Don't mistake their impact by the size of their abbreviations. Each set of three letters represents huge possibilities for Oregon ranchers and agriculture, according to the Oregon Cattlemen's Association.

Cormorants

ODFW

US shoots Columbia river birds to stop their salmon meals

Government hunters have started shooting seabirds on an island at the mouth of the Columbia River, hoping to reduce their consumption of juvenile salmon migrating to the ocean.

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    It's May 2, and in London, the Duchess of Cambridge has entered St. Mary's hospital to give birth to her second child. CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster is waiting just outside in a crowded press area. He can't do much on TV until the baby is born. ...

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U2 tour manager dies in hotel room

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Longtime U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan died Wednesday, the band said on its website.

'Jonny Quest' hitting the big screen

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Jonny Quest is going into action once again.

The animated adventures of the young adventurer thrilled kids in the 1960s (and in the many reboots that followed), but now he's headed for the big screen in live-action form.

Even though the show lasted one...

Tracy Morgan settles with Walmart over car crash

Tracy Morgan seen after crash

From Entertainment Tonight

Comedian Tracy Morgan has settled with Walmart for an undisclosed amount over the deadly car crash that left him seriously injured.

Will Amy Schumer be the next Bachelorette?

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The day after comedian Amy Schumer appeared on ABC's "The Bachelorette," the Internet was all a twitter about her becoming the show's next star.

Pitch-correcting software has changed music forever

Cher 2013

CNN

"Do you believe in life after love?" Cher used to sing. And if you've ever heard that song, you might now have an earworm in your head.

The singer's 1998 comeback track marked the first prominent use of a technology called "Auto-Tune", a pitch correct...

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