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Cove Palisades park boss defends staff in wildfire's wake

The 280-acre Cove Fire that broke out Saturday at Cove Palisades State Park, destroyed two homes and prompted evacuations neared full containment Monday. Meanwhile, a park official defended his staff after investigators determined the blaze began from improperly disposed of barbecue charcoal briquettes.

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Bend police arrest two amid rising tide of bike thefts

Bend has seen a rising tide of bicycle thefts this year – up 15 percent from last year – but active investigations have led to the arrests of two suspects in recent days, one caught twice with stolen bikes in the past two weeks, police said Monday.

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Roseburg Guardsman who helped stop train attack returns home

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Army National Guard specialist who helped stop a gunman on a train bound for Paris has returned home.

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Oregon in-home child care providers face surprise inspections

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Licensed child care providers operating out of their own homes in Oregon have been facing unannounced visits from the state under a rule change that was approved earlier this year.

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Weather change helps on 105,000-acre Canyon Creek Fire

Strong weekend winds have pushed the Canyon Creek Complex Fire near John Day to over 105,000 acres as of Monday, two days after it consumed three more homes, bringing the total to 43 lost to the nearly 3-week-old blaze.

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SCOTUS: Kentucky clerk must issue licenses

The Supreme Court on Monday night denied an emergency application from a Kentucky clerk who has been refusing to issue marriage licenses because of her religious objections to same-sex marriage.

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Trump vows to reverse Obama name change

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump vowed on Monday evening to overturn President Barack Obama's decision to rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley.

"President Obama wants to change the name of Mt. McKinley to Denali after more than 100 years. Gre...

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Bend transient arrested after string of crimes

A southeast Bend resident who awoke to find a stranger standing over his bed early Sunday chased him out of the house, but he stole the man’s car keys on the way, and then his car, police said.

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Salem City Council to weigh early marijuana sales

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Salem City Council will have to decide whether to allow "early sales" of recreational marijuana.

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18-year-old charged in shooting death of Eugene teen

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An 18-year-old has been charged with manslaughter and another person could be charged in connection with the shooting death of a Eugene teen at an apartment complex near Autzen Stadium.

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Obama condemns climate change deniers

Seeking to lend urgency to his climate agenda, President Barack Obama warned Monday that even ramped-up efforts to curb emissions were being outpaced by the effects of a warming planet.

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  • Life on Mars? Depends how you see these pics

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    For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks.

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Who is VMAs star Tori Kelly?

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Amidst all the hoopla over Kanye West running for president in 2020 and Miley Cyrus being Miley Cyrus, one performance at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards had many viewers asking, "Who was that?"

Obama to appear with Bear Grylls on survival show

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While on his three-day trip to Alaska -- aimed at promoting climate change action -- President Barack Obama will tape an episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," NBC and the White House announced Monday.

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Miley Cyrus is a trip. Or is she on a trip?

Hulk Hogan: 'I'm not a racist'

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Hulk Hogan says his history of using the n-word isn't evidence of racism. It's a byproduct of his upbringing.

"I'm not a racist but I never should have said what I said. It was wrong. I'm embarrassed by it," the iconic professional wrestler said in an...

VMAs 2015: What in the world happened?

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Leave it to the MTV Video Music Awards to give folks plenty to talk about the next day.

There were triumph and tears, politics and bare boobs. Seriously. We are not even joking.

Here's what you may have missed if you didn't catch this year's VMAs:

Kanye...

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