Report: Deschutes Co. Jail inmate died of meth overdose

The state Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that a 31-year-old Bend man who died in the Deschutes County Jail in mid-December died of a methamphetamine overdose, sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

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Report: Deschutes Co. Jail inmate died of meth overdose

The state Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that a 31-year-old Bend man who died in the Deschutes County Jail in mid-December died of a methamphetamine overdose, sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

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Report finds discrimination in Ferguson

A Justice Department civil rights investigation has concluded that the Ferguson Police Department and the city's municipal court engaged in a "pattern and practice" of discrimination against African-Americans, targeting them disproportionately for tr...

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Knopp co-sponsors K-12 'strategic investment' bills

Senate Education Committee Chair Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay) and Vice-Chair Tim Knopp (R-Bend) introduced three bills Tuesday that they say target strategic investment in K-12 education.

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What goes down... Oregon gas prices zoom higher

After months of driver-welcomed declines, Oregon has the dubious distinction of having the second-largest weekly increase in gas prices in the nation this week, AAA Oregon/Idaho reported Tuesday.

Oregon jobless rate falls; lowest in 6 1/2 years

Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in January, down .4 of a percent and the lowest figure since July 2008, the state Employment Department reported Tuesday.

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Netanyahu: Deal will enable Iran nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed agreement between world powers and Iran was "a bad deal" that would not stop Tehran from getting nuclear weapons -- but would rather pave its way to getting lots of them and lea...

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House passes Homeland Security funding bill

The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, averting a partial shutdown of the department.

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Gen. Petraeus pleads guilty

Gen. David Petraeus pleaded guilty Tuesday to one federal charge of removing and retaining classified information as part of a plea deal, court documents show.

According to the documents, Petraeus admitted removing several so-called black books -- not...

C O women help girls in Uganda

Sewing saviors: C.O. team helps African girls

A community of women meets every Monday in Bend to change the lives of young girls in Uganda.  After four months, the team is as tight-knit as their project.

IRS tests time-saving appointments in Bend

The IRS began testing an appointment-based service approach on Feb. 23 in 10 of its larger Tax Assistance Centers around the country. Since the original announcement, the test has been expanded to 34 other offices nationwide, including Bend.

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S. Oregon man shoots cougar suspected in chicken attacks

GLIDE, Ore. (AP) — A Southern Oregon man says he thought raccoons had been killing his backyard chickens for a couple of nights, so he took a 20-gauge shotgun with him when he heard a racket Sunday night.

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Tom Brokaw to release book on battling cancer

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Tom Brokaw, the NBC newsman and author of "The Greatest Generation," is writing a new book about his personal struggle with cancer.

'Sharknado 3' to storm back this summer

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Say what you will about the "Sharknado" franchise, but there's no doubt, it's swimming in irony.

Take a couple of a key casting choices announced this week.

"Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will play the President of the United S...

China tops U.S. at the box office for first time

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Move over Hollywood! There's a new star stealing the spotlight -- China has beat the U.S. for the first time in monthly box office sales.

China brought in $650 million in box office revenue for February, surpassing sales in the U.S. of $640 million, a...

'Walking Dead' town for sale

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The faded downtown of a small town in Georgia, made famous by an appearance on "The Walking Dead," can now be yours for the right price.

Michelle Rodriguez's challenge to Hollywood

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Actress Michelle Rodriguez challenged racial minorities in Hollywood to "develop their own mythology" and tell their own stories instead of recasting traditionally white characters as different races.

"It's not about taking Catwoman or Superman or Gre...

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