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Central Oregon Election Headlines

Bend day care operator jailed, accused of injuring baby

JOHANSEN, NICOLE RENEE

Deschutes County Jail

A northeast Bend day care operator has been arrested on assault and criminal mistreatment charges, accused of injuring a 3-month-old girl in her care who later was taken to St. Charles Bend with what police called “suspicious” internal head injuries.

Portland mayor seeks $15 minimum wage for city workers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales called for a $15 minimum wage for city workers and contractors during his third annual State of the City address.

Big cat, big fright: Cougar caught behind SE Bend home

SE Bend captured, tranquilized cougar

Kandra Kent/KTVZ.COM

A cougar lounging in a tree high above a southeast Bend home was tranquilized and captured by wildlife officials and law enforcement Friday afternoon as shocked neighbors watched and snapped photos; ODFW biologist said it would be euthanized as relocations don't resolve issues.

Kitzhaber: I still love Cylvia Hayes, won't resign

Kitzhaber news conference

KGW.com

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber faced a barrage of questions from reporters Friday over the latest revelations involving fiancee Cylvia Hayes, saying they had tried to navigate uncharted waters to keep her professional work separate from her relationship.

Fred Meyer staying the path on second Bend store

Fred Meyer proposed pic

City infrastructure hurdles have slowed Fred Meyer’s plans to open a store at the northern end of Bend. But as the retailer and planners met with area residents Thursday night, it was clear that patience and optimism by developers are keeping the plans alive.

Oregon college: Saudi royal did not receive degree there

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lewis & Clark College says Saudi Arabia's new deputy crown prince did not graduate from the private school as the Saudi Embassy said last week, although he did attend classes.

Meet The Candidates

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

Larry Downing/Reuters

Former governor of Massachusetts

Joe Biden

Joe Biden file

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Vice President of the United States

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan Path to Prosperity (Sized)

REUTERS/Jose Luis Magaua

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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