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Warm Springs woman admits sparking 51,000-acre wildfire

A Warm Springs woman who admitted tossing a lit firework out of a car last summer to create some work for her bored firefighter friends -- igniting a wildfire that eventually blackened over 51,000 acres and forced evacuations -- is due for sentencing Sept. 3, prosecutors said Friday.

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Jefferson Co. DA raising funds to save drug summit

Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche isn't taking cancellation of a drug education summit in Madras lying down -- in fact, he's seeking public donations to keep the Oct. 1 event on track, and vows it will go on as scheduled.

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Deschutes Forest, coalition partner on fuels reduction

The Deschutes National Forest and the Upper Deschutes River Coalition signed an agreement this week to work cooperatively on fuels reduction work within the 26 neighborhoods and communities that make up the Upper Deschutes River Coalition area.

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Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange.

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3 blacks on 12-person Ferguson grand jury

Ever since it happened, race has been front-and-center in the vigorous debate over the fatal shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer.

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Fire danger forces outdoor concert to move

The Deschutes National Forest said Friday it canceled the event called “Wedding in the Woods” that organizers planned near Cultus Lake Resort due to extreme fire danger in the area and ongoing public use restrictions. The organizer found a new location in Bend to hold it, officials said later.

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Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Oregon's new quake prep comic book targets teens

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management and Dark Horse Comics released a new comic book titled "Without Warning" this week, aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness to teenagers.

Judge blocks challenge to Multnomah Co. gun ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge has ruled that residents who challenged the county's gun control ordinance have no legal grounds to sue.

High court suspends lawyer in priest-abuse case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has handed a 90-day suspension to a Salem lawyer accused of ethics violations for the way he allocated settlement money to victims of alleged sexual abuse by a Catholic priest.

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Agency to release extra water for Klamath salmon

A federal agency says it will release more cool, clean water into Northern California's Klamath River to prevent a repeat of a 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead.

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Jumbo ship, dock parts expected on Columbia

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jumbo shipment is headed up the Columbia River this weekend.

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Lauryn Hill releases song to support Ferguson

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Lauryn Hill has been performing her song "Black Rage" in concert for years, but on Wednesday she released a recording of the song in support of the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the Michael Brown incident.

'MythBusters' losing some regulars

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"MythBusters" is looking to the future -- and leaving some of its regulars behind.

Willie Nelson's braids on auction block

Willie Nelson

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If you have several thousand dollars to burn, you could become the new owner of some of the most famous braids in the music business.

Man tricks police into believing he's Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland

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Well played, fake Scott Weiland.

A man arrested July 26 by Beverly Hills police on suspicion of shoplifting at a local Rite Aid and alleged drug possession was somehow able to convince police he was the Stone Temple Pilots frontman. But the real Weila...

V. Stiviano claims Sterling is gay in court docs

Donald Sterling interviewed by Anderson Cooper

CNN

After watching the NBA team he owned for 33 years be sold out from under him, former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's less-that-steller year continues.

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