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Gov. Brown declares drought in Deschutes, 7 other counties

Governor Kate Brown on Friday declared drought emergencies in eight additional Oregon counties, including Deschutes, due to drought, low snowpack levels and low water conditions.

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Redmond 'community paramedic' a first for Oregon

Redmond Fire and Rescue’s grant-funded mobile paramedic program -- a first in the state -- plays an important role in Central Oregon's health by helping high-risk patients avoid preventable health emergencies.

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Merkley: Halt 'irresponsible' reopened Arctic drilling

After a state of emergency was declared in California due to a pipeline oil spill polluting miles of Pacific coastline, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and 17 Democrat colleagues on Friday urged the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to halt all offshore oil and gas drilling permits in the Arctic region.

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Pro cyclist Boswell gives talk back home in Bend

Pro cyclist Ian Boswell is back home in Bend for a visit after racing in the Tour of California. Thursday night, he answered questions before an appreciative crowd at Crow's Feet Commons.

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California oil spill: Officials step up inquiries

Authorities intensified their response Friday to this week's Santa Barbara oil spill by announcing remedies and additional investigations.

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State department releases Clinton emails

The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

The roughly 300 emails, about 850 pages, are par...

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Bank of NY Melon settles with Oregon for $180 million

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Friday that Bank of New York Mellon Corp. has agreed to pay $180 million to settle a class-action lawsuit seeking to recover losses Oregon and other investors suffered due to alleged foreign exchange fraud.

Oregon lawmakers reconsider buffer zone for herbicide sprays

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregon lawmakers have revived an effort to limit aerial herbicide spraying on private timberlands by placing mandatory "no-spray" buffers around houses and schools.

Man pleads guilty to reduced charges in roadway shooting

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A 35-year-old former professional mixed martial arts fighter accused of murder for fatally shooting an unarmed man after a Springfield traffic crash has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

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Student services hubs to replace co-ops at Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University is repurposing the housing co-ops it shut down a year ago to serve as hubs for student services.

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Merkley opposes loosening Wall Street's rules

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., released the following statement Thursday after the U.S. Senate Banking Committee passed on a party-line vote a sprawling bill that would deregulate many key aspects of the financial industry:

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Netflix to wish you 'A Very Murray Christmas' this December

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Move over Rudolph and Frosty, here comes Bill Murray.

Netflix announced on Friday that the comedic actor will star in "A Very Murray Christmas" on the service this upcoming December.

According to the company, the hour-long special will be "an homage t...

Clooney's 'Tomorrowland' hoping for box office blast off

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The box office for Disney's "Tomorrowland" looks to be as unknown as tomorrow itself.

Brian Williams edited out of veterans show he hosted

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NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams hosted this year's Lincoln Awards in January for military families, but when the show airs on television Friday night, Williams won't be seen.

Bon Jovi writes song for Rutgers grads

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New Jersey-born rocker Jon Bon Jovi used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to unveil a new song.

Neville Longbottom is all grown up

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Matthew Lewis, who starred as the lumpy Neville Longbottom in the "Harry Potter" films, has toned up considerably as an adult. A new fashion spread in "Attitude" magazine features photos of the former child actor wearing very little fashion.

Lewis, 25...

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