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Bend river project in home stretch

Crews busy turning Deschutes River into three channels

"It's pretty surreal," Kevin Holcomb, a 36-year resident of Bend, said Thursday of the Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project. "I remember when Bend was just a little podunk town, and now they're building stuff like this."

Prineville hires PR firm for communications

Prineville hires PR firm to get its message out

The city of Prineville has hired a public relations firm to handle city communication and help boost its image.

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Ore. Senate OKs bill making voter registration automatic

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate has voted to send Gov. Kate Brown a bill automatically registering voters by using state driver's license records.

Harrison Ford plane firefighters looking in

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Harrison Ford's son: Dad OK after plane crash

Actor Harrison Ford was "banged up" and hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a 1940s aircraft he was piloting crashed during a forced landing on a golf course, his publicist said.

"Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which had engine troubl...

Plane skids off runway close-up

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Plane skids off NY runway

A Delta airplane slid off a runway late Thursday morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport, its nose busting through a fence before skidding to a halt mere feet from frigid waters.

Delta Flight 1086 briefly circled New York City due to issues with snow ...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephants

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Ringling Bros. to phase out elephants from circus shows

The Greatest Show on Earth will soon be without elephants.

Ringling Bros. announced Thursday it will gradually reduce the use of elephants in its shows, and all will be retired by 2018.

It's the end of an era for the animal that Ringling calls "a lif...

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.

Oregon governor replaces top official from Kitzhaber era

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is replacing a senior state official closely linked to former Gov. John Kitzhaber, who resigned in disgrace last month.

Rimrock Draw Rockshelter site

University of Oregon Archaeological Field School

Small tool, big 'tantalizing' find at SE Oregon dig site

Near the Rimrock Draw Rockshelter outside of Riley in southeast Oregon, archaeologists recently discovered evidence suggesting one of the oldest known human occupations in the western United States, officials said Thursday.

Jury sides with Portland police in parking garage shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has ruled that two Portland police officers did not act negligently before fatally shooting a suicidal man atop a downtown parking garage in January 2012.

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.

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Harrison Ford's son: Dad OK after plane crash

Harrison Ford plane firefighters looking in

Rich Polk/Getty Images

Actor Harrison Ford was "banged up" and hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a 1940s aircraft he was piloting crashed during a forced landing on a golf course, his publicist said.

"Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which had engine troubl...

HBO without cable will reportedly cost $15 a month

Game of Thrones

Courtesy HBO

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

Regal Cinemas

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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.

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