Oregon House sends low-carbon fuels bill to governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrats in the Oregon House have approved a bill aimed at combating climate change despite Republican threats to derail a proposed transportation spending plan.

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 Tony Miksa, the top candidate to become president at Central Oregon Community College, has withdrawn from consideration due to a death in the family, college officials said late Wednesday afternoon.

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Oregon House sends low-carbon fuels bill to governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrats in the Oregon House have approved a bill aimed at combating climate change despite Republican threats to derail a proposed transportation spending plan.

(Feb. 4 story): Riverhouse close to sale

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.

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Mobile home fire near Brookings kills 3

BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an early morning house fire killed three people near Brookings, Oregon.

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Obamacare Supreme Court ruling likely won't affect Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials say Oregon's health insurance marketplace is a state-based exchange and likely won't be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court case against president Barack Obama's health care law.

Malaysia Airlines MH370 search

Australian Defense Force

MH370: Could modern tech solve the mystery?

A year later, it still sounds impossible: A sophisticated $270 million airliner carrying 239 people disappears, leaving very few clues about where it went.

Kate Brown signs lawsuit bill, her first as governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that changes the way Oregon handles class-action lawsuits.

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Obamacare on the line at SCOTUS

The future of health care in America is on the table -- and in serious jeopardy -- Wednesday morning in the Supreme Court.

After more than an hour of arguments, the Supreme Court seemed divided in a case concerning what Congress meant in one very spec...

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Affidavit unsealed in death of Oregon baby left in car

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have unsealed an affidavit providing the first look at the investigation into the death of a 6-month-old whose father says he forgot her, leaving her for six hours in a suburban Portland parking lot with the windows rolled up.

U.S. Capitol

Commission OKs American Indian chief, suffragette statues

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon may be swapping out two statues of historic Oregon leaders on display in the U.S. Capitol with those of a heroic American Indian Chief and a women's rights activist.

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  • The truth, according to Google

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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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Buddy Holly plane crash may be re-examined

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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

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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...

Tom Brokaw to release book on battling cancer

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Tom Brokaw, the NBC newsman and author of "The Greatest Generation," is writing a new book about his personal struggle with cancer.

China tops U.S. at the box office for first time

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Move over Hollywood! There's a new star stealing the spotlight -- China has beat the U.S. for the first time in monthly box office sales.

China brought in $650 million in box office revenue for February, surpassing sales in the U.S. of $640 million, a...

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