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Feds in Bend to announce sage grouse deal with Ore. ranchers

The Obama administration has reached an agreement with Oregon ranchers to protect sage grouse that the ranchers hope will help avoid having the bird listed by the federal government as an endangered species.

Cellmate of dead inmate speaks

Deschutes jail inmate's cellmate: 'They let him die'

A grieving brother said Thursday he doesn't  have to watch newly released jail tapes to know what happened the night 31-year-old Edwin Mays died in the Deschutes County Jail.

Andreas Lubitz house investigation

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Officials: Co-pilot declared 'unfit to work'

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was hiding an illness from his employers and had been declared "unfit to work" by a doctor, according to German authorities investigating what could have prompted the seemingly competent and stable pilot to steer his jetliner into a French mountain.

Rep. Greg Walden

Walden schedules Prineville, Madras town halls

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., will listen to concerns of Central Oregon residents early next week in town halls, meetings with local veterans, and a workshop to help Oregonians save money at tax time, his office said Friday

Is Deschutes County growing too fast

As growth returns, can Deschutes County keep up?

Central Oregon is growing much faster than the rest of the state, according to the most recent census estimates. Deschutes County's population increased to more than 170,000 people last year, the seventh fastest-growing metro area in the country.

Girl Scouts sew for a cause

Central Oregon Girl Scouts help 'ConKerr Cancer'

ConKerr Cancer is a nationwide nonprofit organization that strives to sew up some good feelings for kids in neonatal intensive care unit or pediatric.

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Plans dropped for big wind farm in north-central Oregon

BEND, Ore. (AP) — State regulators say plans for a big wind farm in north-central Oregon have been scrapped.

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Jackson County to start local pot tax at zero

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Commissioners in Jackson County plan to tax recreational marijuana sales once pot becomes legal July 1 — but won't collect any revenue for a year.

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Would pilotless planes make sense?

Would you be willing to fly on a plane with no pilot?

U.S. Capitol

Wyden intros bill to extend Land Water Conservation Fund

A group of six U.S. senators, led by Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), has introduced legislation (S. 890) to permanently authorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which conserves and promotes public access to the country’s national parks, forests and public lands.

Harry Reid statement

Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, to retire

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, and endorsed New York Sen. Charles Schumer as his successor for his leadership post.

The fifth-term Nevada Democrat has spent months denying retirement rumors, which grew...

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Lena Dunham slammed for 'Dog or Jewish boyfriend?' quiz

Lena Dunham

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Actress Lena Dunham is no stranger to controversy, and she's in hot water again. This time it's because she compares her Jewish boyfriend to a dog in the latest issue of the New Yorker.

Zayn Malik: 'I've let the fans down'

Zayn Malik of One Direction

REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik spoke for the first time since leaving the group this week -- and said he's sorry for the pain he's caused.

Gene Simmons, WWE team up for horror movies

Gene Simmons KISS makeup

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With his KISS makeup on, frontman Gene Simmons always looked a little scary. So maybe this new venture makes sense.

The rocker and reality-show star is teaming with WWE Studios to launch Erebus Pictures, a label that will finance and produce horror mo...

'Downton Abbey' will end next season

Downton Abbey Season 4

PBS

Get out your lace hankies and prepare to sob quietly.

"Downton Abbey," the cultural juggernaut that offered the unwashed masses a glimpse into the staid yet dramatic life of early 20th-century English nobility, will end with its sixth season.

The show ...

'Family Matters' star jailed over child support

Darius McCrary

Oakland County Jail

On "Family Matters" we knew him as Eddie Winslow. This week, as inmate 402282.

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