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MBSEF scraps Nordic leg in PPP

Another PPP change: Replacement run lengthened

Due to feedback from race participants, U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle organizers made a new change to their revised plans Wednesday, making the Nordic leg replacement a 2 1/2-mile run, rather than just one mile.

World s Greatest Athlete Pays it Forward

Public invited to Ashton Eaton Track dedication

The community is invited to celebrate the completion of several Mountain View High School bond-funded construction projects along with MVHS graduate and Olympic gold medal winner Ashton Eaton during the IMC championship track meet from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 in the school’s stadium.

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Redmond shooting suspect jailed in Salem

A 36-year-old Central Oregon resident, wanted in connection with a weekend shooting incident in Redmond, has been arrested on methamphetamine delivery charges in Marion County, police said Tuesday

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Bly balloon bombing recalled at 70th anniversary picnic

BLY, Oregon (AP) — A beautiful day for a picnic.

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Four adaptive teams to compete in this year's PPP

All Central Oregonians know about the U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle, the multi-sport event that starts up at Mt. Bachelor and ends in town with a sprint by the Deschutes River.  What locals may not know is that since 2005, there’s been an adaptive category.

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Police video bills gain Oregon House approval

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With national attention focused on the use of force by police, the Oregon Legislature is looking to create parameters for recording video of interactions between officers and the public.

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Tornadoes reported in Oklahoma, Kansas

Severe storms forming in the Midwest threatened parts of Oklahoma and Kansas on Wednesday, forecasters warned.

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Watchdog: Tax scofflaws often kept IRS jobs

More than half of Internal Revenue Service employees who willfully broke tax laws over the past decade weren't fired because the agency's commissioners saved their jobs, according to a new report by an independent IRS watchdog.

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Firefighters contain 100-acre blaze near Glendale

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About 60 firefighters worked through the night to contain a 100-acre wildfire north of Glendale, Oregon.

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Portland seeks $2 million grant to tackle rape kit backlog

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About half of the rape kits collected by Portland police during a 29-year span have never been submitted to the state crime lab for testing.

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Salem teacher arrested after burning students with Tesla coil

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon science teacher who police say used a Tesla coil to burn the phrase "I love mom" into the arms of students has been charged with criminal mistreatment.

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  • Ashton Kutcher is betting big on this HR startup

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    Actor Ashton Kutcher has one key benchmark he looks at when he decides whether or not to invest in a startup: would he want to work there?

    "It's all about the people," Kutcher told CNNMoney in an email.

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Prince announces Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore

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First there was the song, then the concert.

Days after recording a protest song in the aftermath of the Freddie Gray protests, Prince has announced a Mother's Day Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore. The show will take place at Royal Farms Arena.

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Errol Brown, 'You Sexy Thing' vocalist, dead

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Errol Brown, the Hot Chocolate lead singer whose energetic, powerful vocals topped such hits as "You Sexy Thing" and "Every 1's a Winner," died Wednesday, his manager said. Brown was 71.

Ashton Kutcher may have just won Mother's Day

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He may be a superstar, but when it comes to his mother, Ashton Kutcher is just like the rest of us.

Man caught in Florida after 56 years on lam

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For 56 years, Frank Freshwaters was a free man -- though he shouldn't have been.

But not anymore.

The 79-year-old's life on the lam ended Monday when he was taken into custody at his Melbourne, Florida, mobile home. Freshwaters, who was living under th...

Royal Baby: Why Charlotte Elizabeth Diana?

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By nature Prince William and Kate are a very traditional couple, so their baby name decision was always going to be a conservative one, but it is one steeped in royal history and family tributes galore.

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