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Central Oregon Election Headlines

Deschutes County may put hold on cannabis growers

Pot grows may go to voters

Deschutes County commissioners are considering implementing a moratorium on large-scale growing operations in rural areas.

Portland mayor heads to White House for clean power conference

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has been invited to the White House for a clean power conference.

Oregon bottle deposit hike likely as redemption falls

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — New state data show that Oregonians are returning fewer beverage bottles to redeem their 5-cent deposit.

Pension system changes will cost state, local governments

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — The experts overseeing Oregon's public pension system are making changes that will significantly increase costs for state and local governments.

Moody's: Drought shouldn't affect local government credit

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Moody's Investors Service says Gov. Kate Brown's drought declarations in 23 Oregon counties should help maintain credit ratings for local governments.

Eugene officer arraigned on charges related to jailhouse assault

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene police officer has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges related to a jailhouse assault.

Meet The Candidates

Mitt Romney

Former governor of Massachusetts

Paul Ryan

Congressman, R-Wis.

Joe Biden

Vice President of the United States

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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