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NW Bend marijuana shop location draws concern

NW Bend pot shop raises concern

A home off Galveston Avenue in northwest Bend is being transformed into a new recreational marijuana shop. It's located just a few feet from a pre-school and day care, sparking concern and even outrage from some area neighbors and businesses.

Ore. secretary of state rules on presidential ballot spots

Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins announced Friday that Oregon law does not require candidates for president to be declared members of the political party for which they seek to be nominated.

Tax break OK'd to bring Prineville Facebook expansion

Facebook wins Prineville tax break

The 'friendship' between Facebook and Prineville may have just become a little richer -- by  millions and millions of dollars.

State may approve up to $15-hour wages for home-care workers

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Home-care workers and the state will likely approve a contract that makes $15-per-hour wages possible.

Oregon hiring 11 recreational marijuana inspectors

Oregon legal marijuana

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is recruiting 11 marijuana compliance specialists in preparation for the Oct. 1 rollout of recreational marijuana.

Wildlife officials to hold September elk-management meeting

MONROE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a public meeting for residents near the William Finley Wildlife Refuge to discuss the movements and management of elk.

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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