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Warm Springs tribal leaders: Racing proposal still alive

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BEND, Ore. (AP) — Tribal officials haven't given up on the idea of an auto racing complex on the Warm Springs reservation in Central Oregon.

Logging advocate Robertson to leave county post

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A longtime advocate for more logging on federal lands that pay subsidies to counties in western Oregon is retiring from public office, but not from the struggle over timber harvests.

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

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BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's largest coal-burning power plant is expected to shut down in a few years, but that doesn't mean coal is dead.

Ochoco Complex update: Still nearly 500 on lines

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The 2-week-old, over 10,000-acre Ochoco Complex of fires on the Ochoco National Forest was nearly 90 percent contained by Monday, with almost 500 firefighters still on the lines.

Bridge 99 update: Hatchery, campgrounds reopen

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Several campgrounds and the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery have reopened to the public as crews continue to make solid progress on the 2-week-old, nearly 5,700-acre Bridge 99 Complex of fires 18 miles northwest of Sisters, officials said Monday.

Knight match: Donor puts OHSU $100 million closer

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Health & Science University says its drive to match Nike co-founder Phil Knight's challenge for cancer research has gotten a $100 million boost.

Meet The Candidates

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

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Former governor of Massachusetts

Joe Biden

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Vice President of the United States

Paul Ryan

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Congressman, R-Wis.

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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