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No holiday for crews as wildfire near Dayille tops 19,000 acres

More heat has meant more rapid growth -- and no real holiday in sight for close to 850  firefighters working to corral a now over-19,000-acre wildfire south of Dayville, one of many burning around the state as a very risky Fourth of July weekend begins.

Sleepy Hollow Fire Wenatchee, Wash.

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Early start to Northwest wildfire season; more danger ahead

SEATTLE (AP) — Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.

Construction plan funds school earthquake improvements

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under legislative leaders' proposal for more than $1 billion of construction projects.

The Latest: House votes to regulate chemicals in kids' items

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the activities of the Oregon Legislature as lawmakers press closer to adjourning the 2015 legislative session:

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Senate sends Eastern Oregon speed limit hike to governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A plan to raise speed limits in Eastern Oregon is headed to Gov. Kate Brown.

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A/C desire: Heat wave has people clamoring to cool off

The heat is on in Central Oregon, which has many people trying to cool off. Which can advantageous to air conditioning companies like Central Oregon Heating and Cooling in Redmond.

White Shark in South Africa

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What's behind increase in shark attacks?

Sharks have attacked 11 people off the coast of North and South Carolina this year, according to the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, including a man bitten Wednesday on the Outer Banks' Ocracoke Island.

NC21 signs up for OReGO

NewsChannel 21 tries out ODOT's OReGO

Drivers with fuel-efficient vehicles are not contributing as much to the gas tax as their low-mileage counterparts. ODOT is trying a new way to fund road work - paying by the mile - and NewsChannel 21 is going along for the ride.

Newberg helicopter crash - KGW

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Helicopter instructor, student pilot die in Newberg crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A helicopter flight instructor and a student pilot have died after crashing into a farm field near Newberg.

Knopp wants voters to drop rape statute of limitations

A bill that would refer the issue of eliminating the statute of limitations for rape to the 2016 general election ballot was introduced in the Oregon Senate Thursday by Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend, and Rep. Jodi Hack, R-Salem.

Pendleton white supremacist leader sentenced to 13 years

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The leader of a Pendleton white supremacist gang has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.

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    After nearly 118 grueling, consecutive hours over the Pacific Ocean, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 is back on land -- and freshly stamped into aviation record books.

    Pilot Andre Borschberg landed the plane on the Hawaiian island of Oahu on Friday mo...

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America Ferrera thanks Donald Trump

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"Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera is thanking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his controversial comments on Latino immigrants.

Grateful Dead's Chicago shows among priciest concerts ever

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This weekend, more than 200,000 aging hippies, jam-band fanatics and got-to-be-there scenesters will pack Chicago's Soldier Field for three farewell concerts by the Grateful Dead. For many of them, it won't be cheap.

Grateful Dead's strange trip to end in Chicago

Grateful Dead painting, 1990 tour

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The legendary Grateful Dead is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Fourth of July weekend with three concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field, the same place the band played its last show 20 years ago, shortly before Jerry Garcia died.

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'Diddy' won't face felony assault charges

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Music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs won't face felony charges after an alleged assault last month at the university where his son plays football.

Donald Trump's Miss USA back on TV: Reelz channel steps in

Donald Trump Miss Universe

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Days after the Miss USA pageant was dropped by Univision and NBC, the July 12 event has found a new home on television, the Reelz channel.

Reelz, a relatively obscure cable channel, saw an opportunity to fill the space left by NBC. It says it's helpi...

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