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Fire danger remains threat on High Desert

Officials: C.O. wildfire threat remains high

Fire officials said Wednesday that wildfire danger remains high on the High Desert, but lessening activity in September has allowed for reduction of fire crews.

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Feds sign off on Bend N. Highway 97 project

ODOT announced Wednesday that Federal Highway Administration project managers have issued a "record of decision" for the U.S. Highway 97 Bend North Corridor Project, a project that's been in the development stage for nearly a decade.

Seasonal hiring in full swing

Seasonal hiring set to give C.O. a jobs boost

The calendar might still say September, but seasonal job searchers are on the prowl. It turns out many stores are already hiring part-time holiday employees. What exactly does that say about our economy?

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Oregon's 2015 minimum wage: $9.25 an hour

State Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Wednesday that Oregon’s minimum wage will increase to $9.25 an hour on Jan. 1, providing a 15 cents-per-hour raise for 141,822 workers.

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New human-caused fire in Ochocos nearly contained

A human-caused wildfire spotted Tuesday afternoon on the Ochoco National Forest 40 miles east of Prineville burned about 55 acres and was 95 percent contained by Wednesday, officials said.

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Another NFL player facing charges related to domestic violence

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic abuse allegations, Phoenix police said Wednesday night.

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House gives military authority to train, arm Syrian rebels

The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS.

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Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For a time last year, Oregon joined seven other states in giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally.

Weed, Calif. wildfire aftermath

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Officials: Weed wildfire destroyed 110 homes

WEED, Calif. (AP) — Officials now say a wildfire that ripped through a Northern California town destroyed about 110 homes and damaged another 90.

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Wehby blames former staff for copied policies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby is blaming former staff members for policy briefs on her website that matched statements from other conservative candidates and an interest group.

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Dow sets closing record after good news from Fed

Wall Street is smiling. Although the economy is getting better, the Federal Reserve is probably not going to raise interest rates until the summer of 2015 at the earliest.

The Fed said Wednesday that it continues to believe rates should remain low fo...

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  • IOS 8: How to get it -- and whether you should

    iOS 8 on iPhone

    From Apple

    IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is here.

    Apple's new operating system isn't the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but it has a handful of new features that look promising.

    IOS 8 lets apps display useful information in the "Today" screen, includin...

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'Facts of Life' celebrates 35th anniversary

Facts of Life cast TVLand awards

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A little good, a little bad and a whole lot of nostalgia were in play at the Paley Center's "Facts of Life" reunion in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday.

Lupita Nyong'o visits 'Sesame Street'

Lupita Nyong'o, 2014 Oscars

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Lupita Nyong'o wants children to understand something she didn't when she was growing up: Love the skin you're in.

Surprise! Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling have baby

Ryan Gosling

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So Eva Mendes was pregnant after all. On Friday, the actress and partner Ryan Gosling welcomed a baby girl into the world, according to Us Weekly.

Sharon Osbourne goes off on U2 over album

Sharon Osbourne

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Note to the Grammys: You may not want to seat Sharon Osbourne anywhere near U2 at the next awards show. "The Talk" co-host and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne went on a Twitter rant about the group's recent free release of its new album on iTunes.

Source: Joan Rivers' doc did biopsy, selfie

Joan Rivers

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The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.

A staff member at Manhattan's Yorkville Endoscopy clinic told...

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