Warm Springs crew called to 500-acre Wasco County wildfire

The Warm Springs Hotshots were called out Monday to help fight a roughly 500-acre wildfire that broke out Sunday east of the Deschutes River about 20 miles north of Madras.


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Eugene to ban smoking in parks starting June 1

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Smoking will no longer be allowed in Eugene-owned parks or natural areas beginning Wednesday.

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Portland schools shut off water fountains after lead found

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland Public Schools has shut down its drinking fountains and will use bottled water after tests at two schools found unsafe levels of lead in water from sinks and fountains.

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Cancer-fighting advocates sing for a cure in Bend

It was a sing-off for a good cause. Friday was the final night of "Careaoke for a Cure" at Bend's Silver Moon Brewing, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life Bend chapter.

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College football coach dies after Parkinson's battle

After a decade of battling Parkinson's disease, beloved college football coach Don Horton died Saturday morning, according to his wife.

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Postpone or move Olympics, doctors urge

The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organ...

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Cell phone related cancer for rats raises alarm

The issue of whether cell phone use could cause cancer has been mired in confusion, with some studies failing to find an increased risk of brain tumors among cell phone users, while others suggest greater risk among the most frequent of users.

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3.1 million Tommee Tippee Sippee cups recalled

Mayborn USA has issued a voluntary recall of 3.1 million Tommee Tippee Sippee children's spill-proof cups because of mold, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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Henry Heimlich, 96, uses his maneuver to save woman

Dr. Henry Heimlich reached his arms around the gagging woman's body and did what he does best: grasped his left fist in his right hand and thrusted quickly and upward.

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