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Central Oregon Election Headlines

Fight against domestic violence gets boost

Boost for non-profits in fight against domestic violence

The KIDS Center and Saving Grace in Bend have received grants to help fund programs fighting domestic violence.

Wealthy put $800K into Oregon pot campaign

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two groups tied to wealthy donors have put $800,000 toward legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon.

Oregon governor candidates set for last debate

Kitzhaber Richardson

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson are preparing to meet in the final debate of their campaign for Oregon governor.

Larger ferry coming to lower Columbia crossing

WESTPORT, Ore. (AP) — A new vessel is scheduled to make its debut in February on the last ferry operation on the lower Columbia River.

State declares end to busy C. Oregon fire season

Two Bulls Fire Awbrey Butte Gary Hooper

Gary Hooper

The Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District announced Monday that the very busy 2014 wildfire season on state-protected lands will officially come to an end Tuesday morning.

C. Oregon jobs grow; unemployment rates fall

Job growth continued in September across Central Oregon, while unemployment rates began to show their first sign of improvement in several months, the Oregon Employment Department reported Monday.

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

Paul Ryan Path to Prosperity (Sized)

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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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