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Agricultural burns necessary during wildfire season

Farmers say field burns during fire season a necessity

Plumes of smoke appeared over Culver on Tuesday, but this time they were not from a wildfire but simply an agricultural burn. For farmers in the area like Wes Hagman, the burns are a necessity.

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Bend-La Pine Schools have new schools, leader this fall

The 2015-2016 school year brings new changes and new faces to Bend-La Pine Schools. Not only does the district welcome two newly built schools, but a new superintendent.

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C. Oregonians recall pet rescues in Katrina's wake

The Central Oregon Pet Evacuation Team and the Humane Society of Central Oregon were called out to New Orleans in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago to help rescue animals that were left behind when the levees broke.

Veterans Administration may have hid long wait times

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307,000 vets died awaiting VA care, report says

Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.

Scene after vigil for slain Illinois officer

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Police pursue new leads in slaying of Illinois officer

Authorities pursuing suspects in the fatal shooting of an Illinois police officer have made "some progress," Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko told CNN on Wednesday night.

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Bend police crackdown targets distracted drivers

Bend police officers spent three hours at two locations on Monday focusing on enforcing distracted driving laws, specifically the use of cellphones while driving. They issued 46 citations for that offense and several on other charges.

Decision 2016

Monica Wehby declines to run for Oregon governor

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Monica Wehby has taken herself out of the race for Oregon governor just days after saying she was considering a run.

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Largest Washington wildfire is 45 percent contained

OMAK, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters are starting to get a handle on two giant wildfires burning in northcentral Washington.

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Oracle asks Oregon Supreme Court to drop execs from lawsuit

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oracle Corp. is asking the Oregon Supreme Court to exclude five of its employees from a lawsuit filed by the state over the failure of the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange.

Hanford waste removal

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Washington sues feds over safety of nuclear waste tanks

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is suing the federal government again over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. This time the state is suing over the danger posed to workers by vapor releases from underground waste storage tanks.

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Vancouver police dog dies after stabbing in confrontation

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver, Washington, police dog has died after being stabbed Tuesday night during a confrontation.

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Dean Jones, star of Disney films, dies at 84

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Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included "The Love Bug," "The Million Dollar Duck," "That Darn Cat!" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died Tuesday, according to his publicist. Jones was 84.

The cause of death was Parkinson's disease, according to...

New Star Wars toys go on sale on Force Friday

Star Wars universe Star Wars Battlefront

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Don't underestimate the Force ... or the power of its galactic marketing machine.

Taylor Swift channeling colonialism?

Taylor Swift, 2014 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

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While many fans are talking about the steamy chemistry between Taylor Swift and Scott Eastwood in her new music video, the singer is taking heat for an altogether different reason.

Swift is accused of channeling colonialism in the video for her single...

Singer cheers cancer patient with duet in hospital

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Singer Rachel Platten stopped by a young cancer patient’s hospital to cheer him up with some music.

Hulu offers commercial-free option

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Now you can skip all the ads on Hulu -- if you're willing to pay a few extra bucks a month.

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