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Enterovirus D68

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Enterovirus may have reached Central Oregon

An unusual enterovirus called EV-D68 that has caused severe respiratory illnesses in over 120 children in 22 other states may have arrived in Central Oregon, officials said Friday.

Toxic algae warning returns at Wickiup Reservoir

Wickiup Reservoir algae health alert issued

The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory late Friday due to high levels of blue-green algae in Wickiup Reservoir, west of La Pine and 40 miles southwest of Bend off South Century Drive.

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Willamette toxic algae confirmed; alert expands

The Oregon Health Authority said Friday it is expanding a health advisory after preliminary test results showed blue-green algae covering a stretch of the Willamette River flowing through downtown Portland is a toxic species.

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Bend worries: Safe or scary path to school?

No sidewalk, barely a shoulder along a busy road, and a few seconds every day 10-year-old Ella Kanapek holds her breath on the way to school in northeast Bend.

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Evacuations ordered in new W. Oregon wildfire

GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials say a new wildfire in a rural area west of Portland has burned across more than 200 acres, prompting urgent evacuation notices to more than 30 homes.

White House evacuated


Man jumps White House fence, gets into building

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN.

Part of the White House was evacuated after a disturbance was init...

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FDA rewrites disputed 'spent grain' rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules that would relieve Oregon brewers and farmers from the threat of an end to their beneficial relationship on spent grains, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Friday.

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BNSF cleaning up diesel spill near Columbia River

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Washington's Department of Ecology says BNSF Railway worked quickly to contain a diesel spill on tracks near the Pasco and McNary dam near the Columbia River.

Bill targets 'worthless, predatory' degree programs

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., colleague Tom Harkin introduced legislation this week that they say would crack down on worthless degrees peddled by unscrupulous academic institutions, many of which are for-profit colleges.

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Springfield council to debate pot sales tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters won't decide until November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but some cities are already looking for ways to capitalize.

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'Sharing economy' creates insurance challenges

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Typical insurance policies won't cover people participating in the "sharing economy" by renting out their home or using their car for a driving service, Oregon's insurance commissioner warned Friday.


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Internet pushes 'Deadpool' movie for 2016

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A long-held wish for fans of Marvel's Deadpool is finally coming true.

According to studio 20th Century Fox, the comic book star will arrive in theaters with a movie of his own on February 12, 2016.

This is the newest Marvel mutant to star in his own ...

'Fashion Police' to continue without Rivers

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E! will keep producing "Fashion Police" without Joan Rivers, the talk show's ringleader who died earlier this month.

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

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Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac arrest, a source close to the doctor told CNN.

Dr. Gwen Korovin also "categorically denies" taking a selfie photo of Rivers while sh...

Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

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Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on September 21.

Shonda Rhimes bites back at 'angry' label

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Call Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman" if you want, but be prepared for the response.

A Twitter firestorm erupted Friday morning when New York Times writer Alessandra Stanley described Rhimes, the producer of ABC's "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy" and t...


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