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Crews being released from wildfire in Maury Mtns.

Firefighters on the 48-acre Ferguson Springs Fire, about nine miles southeast of Prineville Reservoir, are slowly being released as containment is now at 90 percent, officials said Thursday.

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Oregon health officials: Ebola risk here 'low'

The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday released a series of questions and answers regarding the recent Ebola outbreak and steps taken to prevent it from reaching the state - or dealing with it, if it does -- while seeking to reassure that the risk of the deadly disease being contracted in Oregon is low.

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Who's doing what to fight ISIS

Talk is tough against ISIS, the Sunni jihadists rampaging through Syria and northern Iraq, following the group's release of a video showing the beheading American journalist James Foley.

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Bend PD 'Crisis Team' on front lines of suicide calls

When a threat of suicide is called into the Bend Police Department, the Crisis Intervention Team is normally the first on scene to manage the situation.  What separates CIT officers from the rest of the force isn't what's in the holster, but training and knowledge to better help those with mental illness.

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Citizen panel opposes top-two ballot measure

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A panel chosen for a citizen-level review of ballot measures isn't persuaded that Oregon should ditch its partisan primaries and adopt the top-two election system used in Washington and California.

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Feds' ADA sign-off stings Bend's disabled

A month after the U.S. Department of Justice told the city of Bend it has “acceptably progressed” in meeting Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and was closing the file on a decade-old lawsuit settlement, city councilors heard Wednesday night from disabled residents who called for a higher priority on the unfinished work.

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C.O. police join statewide car-seat safety blitz

Central Oregon law enforcement agencies are joining counterparts around Oregon in a 13-day traffic enforcement blitz emphasizing child seats and fitting station referrals, texting and speeding from Aug. 26th-Sept. 7th.

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Foley's final months: Failed rescue, e-mails

An outrageous ransom demand. A failed rescue attempt. A taunting e-mail.

These were the details emerging about the final months of the life of American journalist James Foley, whose execution at the hands of Islamic extremists was captured on video a...

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Drawdown of Guard in Ferguson to begin

The tide may be turning in Ferguson, Missouri.

For the first time since a white police officer fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, the streets emptied early Thursday.

Protest crowds thinned from hundreds to dozens late Wednesday, then di...

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OSU study: Few differences in organic cow health, milk

Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the U.S. show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according to a study reported Thursday by Oregon State University researchers and their collaborators.

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Oregon Civil Air Patrol to hold statewide exercises

The Oregon wing of the Civil Air Patrol says it will be conducting a statewide US Air Force-evaluated exercise this weekend with a set of scenarios to train for and test its capability and preparedness to respond to various emergency situations.

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  • LiveLeak bans future ISIS beheading videos

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    When YouTube started to remove gory videos of journalist James Foley's beheading this week, the next stop for some Internet surfers was LiveLeak, a streaming video website that specializes in hosting graphic videos that other sites won't touch.

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'If I Stay' new awakening for Chloë Grace Moretz

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Acclaimed actress Chloë Grace Moretz talks about tackling yet another movie genre with her role in the teen drama "If I Stay."

It's a 'Breaking Bad' scavenger hunt

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The era of "Breaking Bad" is truly coming to an end -- and one of the stars is having some fun with it.

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp break up

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Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have ended their relationship after three years of dating, a report says.

The two split "a couple of weeks ago," one of Mellencamp's friends told Closer Weekly, which was the first to report the news.

The pair had kept the...

Jackie Chan on son's drug bust: 'I'm extremely furious'

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Kung fu movie star Jackie Chan says he "takes responsibility" for the drug charges laid against his son, 32-year-old Jaycee Chan, in Beijing.

Beyonce and Jay Z's Cuba trip declared legal

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Beyonce and Jay Z don't have to be "On the Run" anymore.

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