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Sisters Quilt Show sews dispute

Quilt show squabble: Sisters vendors, merchants at odds

The city of Sisters may get caught in the middle of a permitting dispute as downtown businesses cry for changes to how transient vendors are treated.

Bendite in Tel Aviv

Bend native hunkers down in Tel Aviv as rockets fall

"When the sirens go off, we have to go into a safe room," says Bendite Nick Papa, who just moved to Tel Aviv a week ago for a job. Since then, he has heard many sirens, warning Israelis to seek shelter.

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Cigarettes, abandoned campfire spark C.O. wildfires

While crews keep watch for and douse more lightning-sparked holdover fires in Central Oregon, investigators have found the specific cause of three human-caused fires -- two discarded cigarettes and an abandoned campfire.

Fire Outlook through October 2014

Hot, dry -- but not necessarily more C.O. wildfires

Central Oregon’s fire season is typically from July 1st through early October. Looking at the Southern Oscillation — most commonly referred to as El Niño and La Niña — through October, it favors an El Niño pattern, NewsChannel meteorologist Travis Knudsen says.

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Central Washington wildfire grows dramatically

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — One central Washington wildfire has burned across 28 square miles in just two days while another has broken out in hot, tinder-dry conditions.

Trucking troubles in Bend roundabouts

Truckers' traffic troubles in Bend roundabouts

There are now 30 roundabouts in the city of Bend alone, and that has some truck drivers cringing. But that doesn't mean the city is ignoring trucks in the roundabout design process.

Golf course goes electric

Golfing green: Bend course goes electric

One Bend golf course has made some new improvements to make golfing more enjoyable, putting "green" vehicles on the greens.

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Oregon Dept. of Energy

Senate OKs Wyden-Merkley bill to boost geothermal

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., on Thursday applauded the Senate’s passage of their legislation to encourage more geothermal energy production on federal lands.

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Brian Snyder/Reuters

Uninsured rate plummets under Affordable Care Act

The number of Americans lacking health insurance has plummeted this year, a trio of surveys released Thursday found.

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Paul Risser dies; 13th president of OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University says Paul Risser, who served as the school's 13th president from 1996 to 2002, has died at age 74.

Radiation detector OSU

Oregon State University

OSU engineers devise small, cheap radiation detector

Nuclear engineers at Oregon State University have developed a small, portable and  inexpensive radiation detection device that should help people all over the world better understand the radiation around them, its type and intensity, and whether or not it poses a health risk.

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    A 25,000% return is unheard of, but that's how much Cynk Technology has soared since the middle of June.

    Many are starting to question what is going on with this stock.

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Ford Model founder Eileen Ford is dead at 92

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Ford Models

Eileen Ford, who founded Ford Model Agency 70 years ago, has died at age 92, the company said.

Ford, who lived in Califon, New Jersey, died Wednesday of complications from meningioma and osteoporosis, according to daughter Katie Ford.

Ford and her husb...

And the Emmy nominees are...

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The 2014 Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, with "Game of Thrones" in the lead with a total of 19 nods, and "Breaking Bad" getting its final round of recognition.

Rosie O'Donnell returning to 'The View'

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ABC is beginning its reconstruction of "The View" by bringing back Rosie O'Donnell, one of the most famous co-hosts from the talk show's history.

O'Donnell will rejoin the talk show in the fall, according to a Twitter message from the show's main acco...

Obama-Galifianakis interview nominated for Emmy

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He won't be walking the red carpet next month, but President Barack Obama has already made his mark on this year's Emmy Awards.

Garth Brooks begs Irish PM to help with shows

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Garth Brooks offered to "drop on my knees and beg" Ireland's prime minister to get his comeback concerts back on track after the Dublin City Council denied licenses for two of his five shows.

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