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City Council approves 63 million in bonds for water budget

Bend council OKs $63 million in water bonds

Wednesday night's Bend City Council meeting was one of farewells and thanks, from three departing councilors and toward City Manager Eric King, who got a solid review and a 5 percent "merit raise." But it also was one where councilors voted 5-2 to authorize $63 million to fund the city's disputed water system improvements.

New Cuban policy could mean new life in Redmond

U.S.-Cuba changes lift Redmond woman's hope

A Redmond woman said President Obama's decision to improve Cuban relations could significantly change her family's life.

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C.O. medical pot dispensaries pleased by law change

President Obama signed a $1,1 trillion spending bill this week that legalizes medical marijuana. In Oregon, medical marijuana has been legal for 16 years, but the fight between the states and Washington, D.C. has been an ongoing battle.

Redmond saves landmark and gets a new City Hall

Redmond approves $9 million City Hall project

Redmond is saving a landmark and getting a new City Hall, a project that comes with a hefty $9 million price tag.

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Opinions strong on U.S.-Cuba policy change

Church bells rang out Wednesday afternoon in Havana, marking a major moment in history -- Cuba and the United States are renewing diplomatic relations after decades of ice-cold tension.

Word of the massive change was met with passionate opinions and ...

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Obama: 'Go to the movies'

President Barack Obama says Americans should "go to the movies" without fear, despite hackers' threats against venues that show a controversial film that Sony has now decided to pull.

Sony announced Wednesday that it won't release the film -- a comed...

Boko Haram refugees

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Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185

Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.

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Shot fired during stolen-car pursuit; 3 arrested

A passenger in a car stolen in Warm Springs fired a rifle at a pursuing Oregon State Police trooper during a chase north of Madras Monday morning. Three people ditched the car and ran, leading to a chase on foot and their arrests, troopers said Wednesday.

Teen admits killing 2 at E. Oregon hunting cabin

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A defense lawyer says a 15-year-old boy who shot and killed his foster father and another man at a hunting cabin in northeastern Oregon never meant to kill anyone.

Obama grants clemency to 2 Oregonians

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — President Barack Obama has granted clemency to 20 people, including two from Oregon.

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Lab tests: Pesticide killed Portland crows

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A wildlife official says lab tests have confirmed that a pesticide killed more than two dozen crows found in downtown Portland, but investigators still can't say whether the birds were poisoned intentionally.

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At one theater, 'Team America' replaces 'The Interview'

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After Sony canceled the release of its comedy "The Interview," one Texas theater plans to screen "Team America: World Police" instead.

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Obama: 'Go to the movies'

Obama movies

Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images

President Barack Obama says Americans should "go to the movies" without fear, despite hackers' threats against venues that show a controversial film that Sony has now decided to pull.

Sony announced Wednesday that it won't release the film -- a comed...

What irks North Korea? Soap operas and K-pop

North Korea military parade

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North Korea's fury over the movie comedy "The Interview" appears to have taken the secretive state's oversensitivity to new extremes.

Kim Jong Un's regime had already branded the film "the most undisguised terrorism and a war action." Now, the U.S. go...

A movie a day? AMC eyes subscription service

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From AMC Theaters

Could the Netflix model work for a movie theater chain?

AMC Theaters is reportedly exploring that with a pilot partnership with MoviePass, a company which offers a subscription service where movie lovers can attend a movie a day for a monthly fee.

AMC ...

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