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Sisters man among 5 honored fallen firefighters

The Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on Thursday unanimously approved the addition of five firefighters to the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, including John Hammack of Sisters.

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Feds close books on Bend ADA enforcement

The city of Bend received a letter Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Justice, saying it has closed its files on enforcing the city’s 2004 Project Civic Access settlement agreement for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Sisters man injured in SE Bend DUII crash

A car crash on Bend’s south end late Wednesday night sent a 26-year-old Sisters man to the hospital, facing drunk driving and other charges, police said.

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C.O. fires update: Rain helps on the lines

Rain from thunderstorms and cooler temperatures have given a boost to the fire crews still fighting numerous wildfires in Central Oregon, while lookouts watch for and initial attack crews prepare to tackle any more holdover or "sleeper" fires that emerge when hot weather returns.

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6 new range fires burning in eastern Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Six new range fires are burning in eastern Oregon, ignited by lightning storms that moved across the region.

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Oregon moves to ban smoking on beaches

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is taking steps to ban smoking on all 362 miles of beaches along the Pacific coast.

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Two NE Ore. highway workers killed this week

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Police say a second man has died while working on an Eastern Oregon highway this week.

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NW receives few children from border surge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say a relatively small number of the unaccompanied immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States have been sent to Oregon, Washington state and Idaho over the past six months.

Obstructions on the N. Santiam River near Jefferson

Oregon Marine Board

Low snow, rain means Ore. boaters must be wary

Due to less snowpack and lower rainfall this winter, many Oregon lakes and rivers will be reaching historically low levels, which will expose previously unseen hazards to boaters this summer, state officials warned Thursday.

U.S. Capitol

Merkley bill seeks phase-out of chemicals in products

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced a bill Thursday that he said would fast-track the phase-out of the most harmful chemicals identified by scientists – chemicals that don’t break down in the environment and that build up in the food chain so that even small amounts can be dangerous.

Pro Russian separatists at MH17 site

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Rebels prevent search for more MH17 victims

The transfer from Ukraine to the Netherlands of remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shootdown is expected to be completed by Saturday, the Dutch prime minister said Thursday.

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    Robot furniture that builds itself

    Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL

    Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.


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Comic-con: 'Batman' makes an appearance

Ben Affleck's Batman

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Attendees at 2014's San Diego Comic-Con have gotten up close and personal with Ben Affleck's Batman.

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Shia LaBeouf after arrest

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Shia LeBeouf appeared in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning over charges stemming from a June incident at a Broadway performance of "Cabaret."

'Batman' TV series to be freed from belfry at San Diego Comic-Con

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

One of the big panels at this year's San Diego Comic Con this week isn't about an upcoming superhero movie, but a major video release of a classic television series.

'Weird Al's' new album has been pirated 40,000 times

Weird Al Yankovic

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"Weird Al" Yankovic's latest album, "Mandatory Fun," is topping charts -- but not just the charts the parody musician is happy about.

'Weird Al' Yankovic hits No. 1

Weird Al Yankovic

CNN

It's "Mandatory": "Weird Al" Yankovic is Number One.

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