Wildfire burns 21 acres near Three Rivers, Lake Billy Chinook

A human-caused wildfire broke out Saturday morning near the Three Rivers subdivision south of Lake Billy Chinook, burning more than 20 acres and prompting a quick call-out of fire crews and air retardant planes.


Central Oregon Election Headlines

Security around Gov. Brown tightened in wake of threats

Gov. Kate Brown

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a series of hostile threats this year, state officials have increased Gov. Kate Brown's security detail.

Medford woman sentenced for stealing $190,000 in public aid

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A 76-year-old Medford woman accused of using multiple identities to steal more than $190,000 worth of public assistance for more than a decade has been sentenced to five years of probation.

Fire west of Crater Lake grows to 120 acres

Crater Lake Bybee Fire

Crater Lake National Park

A day-old wildfire two miles west of Crater Lake has burned about 120 acres, officials at the national park said Friday. It broke a day earlier along the Pacific Crest Trail, which has been closed for safety reasons.

Bend murder suspect pleads not guilty to Calif. charges

Edwin Lara in Yreka court


A Redmond man accused of murder in the killing of Kaylee Sawyer made his first court appearance Friday afternoon in Yreka, Calif., and pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, discharge of a weapon and criminal threats.

Groups seek 'West Coast Wall' assault-weapons ban

Gun laws MGN graphic

MGN graphic

Advocacy groups, lawmakers and the governor are calling for reform of Oregon's gun laws. The group Ceasefire Oregon, along with its sister organization in Washington, are joining with others to help create a "West Coast Wall," an assault-weapons ban stretching from Washington to California.

Oregon finishes plan to help persistent mentally ill

Oregon Health Authority

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has created a three-year plan to improve mental health care access after a federal investigation found problems with the system.

Meet The Candidates

Mitt Romney

Former governor of Massachusetts

Paul Ryan

Congressman, R-Wis.

Joe Biden

Vice President of the United States

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

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President of the United States

'Let's be clear:' Obama's favorite sayings

Despite being known for his prolific public-speaking skills, President Barack Obama often falls back on certain phrases in his news conferences in the United States and overseas.

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