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Legislature OKs bill to boost child abuse center funding

The Oregon Senate gave unanimous approval Tuesday to legislation sponsored by three Central Oregon lawmakers to boost funding for child abuse intervention centers.

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Two Crook County searches end in success

Two Crook County Search and Rescue call-outs on Monday ended successfully with the parties found or turning up safe, officials said Tuesday.

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Walden backs 10-year ban on sage grouse 'endangered' listing

The House Armed Services Committee has approved a provision in the annual defense authorization bill that would prohibit the Obama Administration from declaring the sage grouse an endangered species for 10 years.

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Forest Service chief: HIgh wildfire threat across West

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell presented the agency's forecast on the upcoming fire season in testimony Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Forest Service researchers expect 2015 to continue the trend of above-average fire activity.

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OSU prof's book outlines earthquake 'time bombs'

An emeritus Oregon State University geologist who was one of the first scientists to point to the possibility of a major earthquake in the Pacific Northwest outlines some of the world’s seismic “time bombs” in a forthcoming book.

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Runner-friendly stroller invented in Bend

The “kidRunner” isn’t the average stroller. It aims to making running easier, and more comfortable for parents while running with children.

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Baltimore PD: 'We are part of the problem'

Baltimore's police commissioner says he didn't know that six of his officers would face charges -- some including second degree murder and manslaughter -- in the death of Freddie Gray until 10 minutes before it was announced on national television.

Environmentalists threaten to sue over salmon recovery plan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two environmental groups are threatening to sue a federal agency over what they deem its failure to develop a recovery plan for the Oregon coast coho salmon.

Bill would ensure more info for college-bound students

Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Mark Warner, D-Va.,  introduced legislation Tuesday to provide college-bound students powerful new tools for comparing colleges and universities on measures such as total cost, likelihood of graduating and potential earnings.

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Oregon exports rise, bucking national trend

Oregon exporters picked up the pace in the latest numbers as growth accelerated over the prior month, according to Beacon Economics' analysis of foreign trade data released today by the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Incentive for Ore. students to do well on Smarter Balanced

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — High school juniors taking the Smarter Balanced assessment this spring or next may be spared from taking a two- to three- hour college placement test if they score high enough on the assessment and take college-level classes their senior year.

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'Wedding Singer's' rapping granny dies

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Actress Ellen Albertini Dow, probably best known as the rapping granny from 1998's "The Wedding Singer," died Monday at 101, according to her representative.

Disney's 'Force Awakens' trailer passes 200M views

Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens

With the box office battle of "The Avengers" over, Disney is shifting its focus to a franchise in a galaxy far, far away.

Disney kicks off big summer with big earnings

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Like Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers, Disney is flying high. The Walt Disney Company reported quarterly results that beat expectations on Tuesday with revenues of $12.5 billion.

Obama to Letterman: 'We could play dominoes'

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President Barack Obama stopped by the set of the "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday night, for his eighth and what is expected to be his final guest appearance ahead of the TV show host wrapping up his tenure later this month.

'The Simpsons' renewed for two more seasons

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This is sure to have "Simpsons" fans yelling, "woo hoo!"

On Monday, Fox renewed "The Simpsons," the beloved animated sitcom, for a 27th and 28th season.

This would take the longest running scripted series in TV history to an incredible 625 episodes.

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