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Obama makes immigration deal

On immigration, a tale of two presidents

When George W. Bush couldn't get an immigration overhaul though the Senate, he gave up. When Barack Obama couldn't get a bill through the House, he changed the rules.

Rewriting the immigration system was at the core of Bush's "compassionate conservati...

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Oregon immigrants, activists celebrate Obama plan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants who lack legal status and reside in Oregon could be eligible for protection from deportation and a federal permit to work legally under a plan announced by President Barack Obama.

Affordable housing crisis remains in Bend

Bend's affordable housing squeeze 'abysmal'

Affordable housing is one of the High Desert's most pressing problems. The group Bend 2030 released a survey on Wednesday with sobering results.


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Bremont changes plea on chase, ID theft charges

 A former Redmond principal scheduled to go to trial Thursday on charges including eluding police instead appeared in court to enter a conditional guilty plea called an Alford plea.

Mt. Bachelor set to go

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Mt. Bachelor announces limited opening Monday

With about a foot and a half of snow on the slopes and more on the way, Mt. Bachelor announced Thursday afternoon that it will open on a limited basis with a terrain park and the Nordic Center on Monday. It expects more snow and full operations in time for the Thanksgiving weekend crowds.

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Oregon DMV; Keizer Police Dept.

Ex-beauty queen from Redmond arrested in drug raid

A 23-year-old who lived in Redmond and won the Miss Teen Oregon-World competition five years ago was arrested Wednesday when Keizer police conducted two raids as part of a long-running drug investigation.

Rony joins Bend police K-9 team

Meet 'Rony,' the newest Bend police K-9

The Bend Police Department offered a public introduction Wednesday to its newest member of the force: Rony, a canine who hopes to follow in the successful hard-working footsteps of retiring Zlatan

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Oregon GMO measure may be headed for recount

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon ballot measure that would require labels for genetically engineered foods may be heading for an automatic recount.


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Mental health evaluation in Oregon bridge death

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son off a bridge on the Oregon coast earlier this month will undergo a mental health evaluation at the state mental hospital.

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Crater Lake Natl. Park proposes entrance fees hike

Crater Lake National Park officials said Thursday they are considering increases in entrance fees based on new standards being implemented for national parks across the country.

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Sarah Fisher

Your photos: A 'Snow-vember' to remember

What a week! From several inches to two feet of snow, then freezing rain, plus frigid temperatures that broke some records, it's been a 'Snow-vember' to remember. Here are some photos you shared - feel free to share 1-2 of yours with us at stories@ktvz.com.


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Entertainment Headlines

Two country singers come out: Herndon, Gilman

Ty Herndon

Danny Moloshok/Reuters

There are plenty of country songs about how to be a man. One way is to face the music, and two country crooners did that on Thursday.

Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman came out as being gay.

Herdon went first, in interviews with People Magazine and Entertai...

Is Angelina Jolie ready to quit acting?

Angelina Jolie

Jeff Christensen/Reuters

Angelina Jolie "absolutely" plans to give up acting one day -- but not just yet.

Amid scandal, Bill Cosby's comedy tour goes on

Bill Cosby, 2009

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After NBC pulled the plug on its Bill Cosby sitcom project on Wednesday, a new question emerged: will Cosby cancel his stand-up comedy performances?

Director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols, the award-winning director and pioneering comedian who was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award, died Wednesday evening, according to a note from ABC News' president to its staff.

Nichols, 83, who di...

Country star Ty Herndon comes out as gay

Ty Herndon

Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Country star Ty Herndon has something to share: He's an "out, proud and happy gay man."


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