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1 pilot dead in SpaceShipTwo flight failure

The first sign there was a problem Friday with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo came at about 45,000 feet, just two minutes after it separated from the jet-powered aircraft that carried it aloft, officials said.

It wasn't something overt with SpaceShip...

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Bend survey: 'Quality natural environment' top goal

A "quality natural environment" was the top goal listed in a city of Bend survey taken by more than 1,600 people as it begins work on a new process to revise the city's urban growth boundary (UGB), officials said Friday.

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Deschutes clerk warns: Don't mail those ballots

Deschutes County Clerk Nancy Blankenship is warning voters not to mail their ballots Friday, as the Bend-area mail now routed through Portland could mean it won't arrive at her office by the 8 p.m. Tuesday deadline.

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Bend forum focuses on affordable housing issue

It wasn’t arts and crafts night at the Bend Senior Center, but you might have thought so on Thursday.  Posters and markers, beans in jars and colorful flash cards were scattered across the hall for the Bend 2030 Forum on Affordable Housing.

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No tricks for Wall Street: Dow sets record

It was a happy Halloween Friday for investors as the Dow Jones industrial average jumped more than 190 points and set its first closing record since Sept. 19.

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Gustafson sex-abuse trial begins in Bend

Nine months after sex abuse allegations first surfaced, the founder of a Bend gymnastics center went on trial Thursday -- and in a late twist, Richard Gustafson waived the right to a jury trial, so a judge will decide his fate.

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Studded tires legal Saturday in Oregon, Wash

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Studded tires are legal again starting Saturday on roadways in Oregon and Washington.

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Legal pot campaign uses Facebook app to nag voters

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The campaign to legalize marijuana in Oregon has embraced a Facebook app that helps people nag their friends to vote.

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Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse

A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine.

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10 national parks vandalized investigation underway

Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes.

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Fence, hot pink sign put strip club, Umatilla at odds

UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) — The owner of a strip club in Umatilla is at odds with municipal officials.

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  • 1 pilot dead in SpaceShipTwo flight failure

    Spaceship Two wreckage closeup

    The first sign there was a problem Friday with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo came at about 45,000 feet, just two minutes after it separated from the jet-powered aircraft that carried it aloft, officials said.

    It wasn't something overt with SpaceShip...

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Oh, the horror? It's on your TV

American Horror Story

FX/CNN

With all the scary stuff happening in the world -- ISIS, Ebola, take your pick -- it wouldn't be surprising if audiences steered clear of horror.

Judge: 'Blurred Lines' suit is going to trial

Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Blurred Lines

Sony

Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. have lost the first round of their legal fight over "Blurred Lines," their monster 2013 hit.

Radcliffe thrilled 'Horns' brings out the devil in him

Daniel Radcliffe in 'Horns'

RADiUS-TWC

Acclaimed actor Daniel Radcliffe talks about his work on the horror mystery thriller "Horns," new in theaters and on Video on Demand.

Rocky mountain low? John Denver bust stolen

John Denver

Public Domain

A bronze sculpture of one of Colorado's most loved musicians has gone missing.

JK Rowling delivers new 'Harry Potter' tale

Warner Bros. Pictures

No tricks here, just the treat: In honor of Halloween, J.K. Rowling is delving into the back story of one of "Harry Potter's" more twisted Hogwarts professors.

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