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Oregon's 2015 minimum wage: $9.25 an hour

State Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Wednesday that Oregon’s minimum wage will increase to $9.25 an hour on Jan. 1, providing a 15 cents-per-hour raise for 141,822 workers.

Fatal shooting shatters quiet in Metolius

Family tragedy in Metolius: Father shoots, kills son

A 72-year-old Metolius man shot and killed his 45-year-old son at the family's home late Monday night, telling deputies it was in self-defense as their intoxicated son attacked him and his wife, Jefferson County sheriff Jim Adkins said.

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No growth seen on new wildfire in Ochocos

A new wildfire spotted Tuesday afternoon on the Ochoco National Forest 40 miles east of Prineville had burned about 45 acres by evening but was 50 percent contained, and those numbers held through the night, officials said.

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Obama reaffirms no ground war in Iraq

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"U.S. ground troops will not be sent into combat in this conflict," Secretary of State John Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday in testimony about the administration's plan to defeat ISIS.

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La Pine driver spots cougar with deer carcass

A La Pine-area driver saw a cougar carrying a deer carcass across a road Tuesday night, but an area check did not find the animal, the most recent in several cougar sightings around Central Oregon in recent weeks, authorities said.

Colorado Dam Spillway option to be picked

Bend park board OKs Colorado spillway project

For years, the community has pushed to make it safer -- and two years ago, taxpayers made it a priority with an approved bond measure. Tuesday night, the Bend Park and Rec Board approved plans for the Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project.

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Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For a time last year, Oregon joined seven other states in giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally.

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Federal rule challenges Ore. home care system

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State officials say a change in federal rules will likely force a major overhaul of Oregon's groundbreaking system for providing publicly funded caregivers to the elderly and disabled.

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Oracle adds copyright to claims against Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oracle America has amended its lawsuit against Oregon over the state's troubled health insurance website.

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Nike suspends deal with Adrian Peterson

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations.

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Umatilla OKs 120-day ban on new adult businesses

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The Umatilla city council has placed a moratorium on new adult businesses for the next 120 days.

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  • IOS 8: How to get it -- and whether you should

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    IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is here.

    Apple's new operating system isn't the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but it has a handful of new features that look promising.

    IOS 8 lets apps display useful information in the "Today" screen, includin...

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Lupita Nyong'o visits 'Sesame Street'

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Lupita Nyong'o wants children to understand something she didn't when she was growing up: Love the skin you're in.

Surprise! Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling have baby

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So Eva Mendes was pregnant after all. On Friday, the actress and partner Ryan Gosling welcomed a baby girl into the world, according to Us Weekly.

Sharon Osbourne goes off on U2 over album

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Note to the Grammys: You may not want to seat Sharon Osbourne anywhere near U2 at the next awards show. "The Talk" co-host and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne went on a Twitter rant about the group's recent free release of its new album on iTunes.

Source: Joan Rivers' doc did biopsy, selfie

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The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.

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Kanye West fires back over concert incident

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Kanye West has fired back at those criticizing him for an awkward incident involving a wheelchair-bound concertgoer.

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