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Latest Bend cougar killing rekindles fierce debate

Visitors to Bend's Pilot Butte encountered a new sign posted by state parks officials Monday that warned of a weekend cougar sighting as critics attacked a police decision to shoot and kill the big cat. But online comments at KTVZ.COM and a new poll showed a deeply split public opinion.

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Mt. Bachelor finds chair-fall cause, assures lifts safe

Mt. Bachelor put its Sunrise Express lift back in service Monday after finding what sent an empty chair falling 20 feet to the ground; we talked with one witness about the frightening scene.

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Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets.

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Project means more Hwy. 26 delays over Mt. Hood

Construction will delay travelers over Mt. Hood on U.S. Highway 26 with congestion, one-hour road closures, 20-minute traffic stops and increased truck traffic west of Government Camp, ODOT said Monday. The project will take place April through October in 2015 and 2016.

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Buehler's 'Right to Try' bill clears House hurdle

The Oregon House Health Care committee voted unanimously Monday to pass HB 2300, a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not yet been approved for market.

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Indiana legislators pledge to 'fix' law

Indiana's top two state lawmakers pledged Monday to amend the state's controversial "religious freedom" law to clarify that it cannot be used to discriminate against gay people.

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Conn. to ban state-funded travel to Indiana

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is joining a growing number of voices against a controversial Indiana law that critics say discriminates against gay people.

Malloy signed an executive order Monday blocking state-funded travel to Indiana and other ...

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Portland mayor suspends city-funded travel to Indiana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mayor Charlie Hales says Portland's government is joining the reaction against an Indiana law aimed at preventing government from compelling people to do things they object to, such as catering gay weddings.

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OLCC signs contract for online marijuana licensing

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Monday it has signed an agreement to build the online application necessary to handle requests for commercial recreational marijuana business licenses.

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Audit: Oregon IT projects need more oversight

The state of Oregon has taken positive steps to ensure the success of major information technology projects, but further action is needed, according to a new state audit announced Monday.

Briton pleads guilty in NYC to trying to set up Bly terror camp

NEW YORK (AP) — A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan.

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After decades in private hands, a spaceship from the classic film "2001: A Space Odyssey" will go on display for the first time to the public.

Jay Z's TIDAL music service to be owned by artists

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Jay Z along with some of the biggest artists in music made waves on Monday with the announcement of TIDAL, the first-ever artist owned streaming service.

"We come to you with one voice in unity," artist Alicia Keys said during the live event. "The fir...

'The Daily Show' replaces Jon Stewart with ...

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It looks like "The Daily Show" has a new host.

'Walking Dead' conquers ratings with record finale

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The title "Conquer" for the special 90-minute season five finale of "The Walking Dead" was right.

'Spirit in the Sky' singer Greenbaum in crash

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Norman Greenbaum, best known for his much-played 1969 hit "Spirit in the Sky," was in critical condition after a crash that killed a motorcycle driver Saturday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol said.

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