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Birth control amendment falls

Buehler bid to expand birth control access fails

A bid by state Rep. Knute Buehler to allow access to birth control without a doctor's prescription failed to make it out of committee Friday, but the Bend Republican said he will continue working to address the issue.

Barnes Butte Elementary nearing finish line

New Prineville elementary school nears finish line

The Crook County School District's newest elementary -- Barnes Butte -- is now about two-thirds complete and on track for its fall debut, school officials said Friday.

Activist group files ballot measure for $15 minimum wage

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Portland-based activist group has filed paperwork for a ballot measure boosting the statewide minimum wage to $15.

Growing wolf nos. may prompt state move in Bend

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will set ocean salmon and Pacific halibut seasons and discuss the status of wolves when it meets in Bend next Friday.

Silver Sage Street house fire

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Four escape SE Bend house fire traced to ashes

Four residents escaped unhurt from an early-morning fire at a southeast Bend home that investigators said was caused by the improper disposal of warming-fire ashes in a plastic bucket beside the house.

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Jen Stone

Some details out in fiery Hwy. 97 SUV-semi crash

A fiery crash involving an SUV and a semi-truck injured both drivers and blocked Highway 97 near Vandevert Road north of La Pine for over an hour late Thursday afternoon; Oregon State Police provided some details Friday morning.

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown

Governor seeks to turn the page in 'state of the state'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown says Oregon is "through the hardest part" of the scandal that propelled her into office two months ago.

C.O. Fire Management Service

Prescribed burns planned on Deschutes Natl. Forest

Beginning Friday and continuing for the next several days, fuels specialists intend to begin burning about 430 acres near Highway 31 southeast of La Pine in the vicinity of Hole-in-the-Ground; other burns are planned near the Two Rivers North subdivision and Fox Butte

Oklahoma City bombing memorial

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Oklahoma City set to remember dark day

Former President Bill Clinton will speak at a ceremony Sunday marking 20 years since the Oklahoma City bombing.

Water faucet

Small city of Westfir declares water emergency

WESTFIR, Ore. (AP) — Officials in the small city of Westfir have declared a water emergency that prohibits outdoor uses of water, including watering lawns, washing cars and filling pools.

Tsuanmi derelict boat and yellowtail jack fish

Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.

Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers — fish from Japanese waters — when it was spotted off the Oregon coast.

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Hey millennials: Coachella is getting seriously expensive

2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 12, 2015 in Indio, California.

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Millennials are flocking to the world-famous music festival in the desert. But the hottest ticket in town doesn't come cheap. Heading into its second weekend, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is attracting a young and hip crowd.

Gisele Bundchen gets love note from Tom Brady

Gisele Bundchen, 2015 Sao Paulo runway show

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Gisele Bundchen walked the runway for the last time Wednesday, and while Tom Brady wasn't just there to support her in person, he expressed his emotions to the world on Facebook.

Suge Knight to stand trial for murder

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Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was ordered Thursday to stand trial for murder and other charges stemming from a deadly hit-and-run confrontation on the movie set of the biopic "Straight Outta Compton" earlier this year.

Reports: Sofia Vergara's ex sues over embryos

Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara's ex-fiancé is reportedly suing for custody of embryos the couple created together at a fertility clinic.

New 'Star Wars' trailer released

Peter Mayhew and Harrison Ford return in "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens."

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At an emotional event in Anaheim, California, director J.J. Abrams and the "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens" cast showed off for the audience and then capped the presentation with the trailer for the new film.

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