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St. Charles Health System

Major St. Charles Bend remodel set to begin

Starting Monday, St. Charles Bend will undergo a major remodel that hospital officials say will extend the lifespan of the 39-year-old facility while improving privacy and comfort for patients, families and caregivers.


Ore. panel: Spend $100 million a year on quake prep

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A panel of experts is recommending that Oregon spend at least $100 million a year to prepare schools and emergency buildings for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

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CDC: First diagnosed case of Ebola in the US

[Breaking news alert published at 5:50 p.m. ET]

A person traveling from Liberia to the United States has been diagnosed with Ebola, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters Tuesday. The person, who...

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Plagiarism allegations focus of new Merkley ad

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has turned plagiarism accusations against his Republican rival, Monica Wehby, into a television ad.

AK-47 Bandit Nebraska bank robbery


FBI: $100,000 reward for 'AK-47 Bandit' bank robber

A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a serial bank robber who shot and wounded a Chino police officer after a 2012 holdup and is tied to four others and one attempt in several states since then, all using an assault rifle.

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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal biologists say the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and southern Oregon is a key threat to salmon in danger of extinction.

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ODOT's Santiam Pass video going digital

 As winter weather approaches on Santiam Pass on U.S. Hihway20, ODOT and its video image supplier Bend Broadband plan to change out the old analogue microwave video signal system from near Hoodoo Ski Area to Bend and install a new digital link.

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U.S. Dept. of Justice

Somali American to be sentenced in Ore. terror case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Somali American is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction four years ago in Portland.

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Wyden, colleague to USFS: Kill wilderness photo rule

Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo., called Tuesday for the immediate withdrawal of a "misguided" U.S. Forest Service rule that would require permits and fees – potentially up to $1,500 – from reporters and bloggers who take photographs or videos in wilderness areas.


State denies water for nickel mine exploration

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — State water regulators have denied a permit sought by a mining company trying to develop nickel ore deposits in southwestern Oregon.

Wildlife population decline

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World has lost half its wildlife in 40 years

The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.

The World Wide Fund for Nature's Living Planet Index, released Tuesday, revealed the dramatic decline in animal species, and said th...


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Pitt, LaBeouf nearly fought with Eastwood

Brad Pitt SAG awards 2014

REUTERS/Mike Blake

Don't mess with Brad Pitt's tank. The star of "Fury" said that he and co-star Shia LaBeouf nearly got into it with fellow actor Scott Eastwood -- Clint's son -- on the set of their new war movie.

Clooney and Alamuddin's wedding photos revealed

George Clooney , Amal Alamuddin wedding photo


It may have taken him awhile, but it looks like waiting to get married was more than worth it for George Clooney.

'Crouching Tiger' sequel to hit Netflix, theaters on same day

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon The Green Legend

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Mark Aug. 28, 2015 on your calendar: it will be a history-making day for Hollywood.

Amanda Bynes arrested on DUI charge

Amanda Bynes court appearance May 2013

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Amanda Bynes was arrested on a DUI charge early Sunday morning in Sherman Oaks, California, Officer Juan Galvan with the California Highway Patrol confirmed to CNN.

Walmart: Tracy Morgan didn't wear seat belt

Tracy Morgan HBO

REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Walmart has responded to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over a deadly car crash that left the comedian in critical condition. The big box store blamed the injuries suffered by Morgan on his failure to wear a seat belt.


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