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Deception Fire smoke Cari Haynes

Cari Haynes

Massive smoke cloud from Willamette NF wildfire

After a fairly calm few weeks on the wildfire front for Central Oregon, thousands of residents were alarmed to see a massive cloud of smoke blowing into the region late Wednesday -- but as it turns out, it was from the Deception Fire burning fiercely about 70 miles to the southwest on the Willamette National Forest.

Deception Fire smoke Lava Lake Marily Badger 2

Marily Badger

More summer sights: Scary smoke swirls into C.O.

Just when summer - and to many, fire season - was looking to wrap, along came a huge cloud of smoke from the southwest, barreling into the High Desert. Here are some photos of that and other late-summer sights. Share 1-2 of your photos by e-mail at stories@ktvz.com or using the submission tool in our mobile apps.

William Parkerson, Jeep Cherokee sought in deputy shooting

Klamath County DA's Office

Klamath deputy shot, seriously wounded in traffic stop

A gunman shot and seriously wounded a Klamath County sheriff's deputy on Wednesday during a traffic stop, and police are looking for a suspect in a black Jeep Cherokee.

'Redmond 5' case returns to Bend

'Redmond 5' killer returns, may get new sentence

One of the notorious 'Redmond Five' teens convicted in the brutal 2001 killing of Barbara Thomas has been returned to the Deschutes County Jail, awaiting what could be a new sentence.

Finding the facts amid campaign ads

As campaigns heat up, what to make of the ads?

With election season right around the corner, already in full swing are those political ads -- and sometimes the special interest groups come out swinging. The candidates for Bend's Oregon House District 54, Democrat Craig Wilhelm and Republican Knute Buehler, weighed in.

Oregon economy improving, may trigger 'kicker' rebates

A swelling state treasury is on the verge of triggering "kicker" rebates for Oregon taxpayers; as state raised its revenue forecast Wednesday; find a link to the full report here and reactions offered by the governor and lawmakers

Teachers spending own money for supplies

Teachers spend own money for supplies

If you have kids, you've probably felt that dent in your wallet recently. Studies show on average, families will spend $100 per student on school supplies this year. What you may not realize is, your student's teacher may be spending even more.

Gay marriage MGN graphic

MGN graphic

Court: Group can't appeal Ore. marriage ruling

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed the National Organization for Marriage's effort to appeal an Oregon court ruling that allows same sex marriage.

Lone person at Michael Brown memorial

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Police pull out of Ferguson as tensions ease

Police are scaling back their presence in Ferguson, Missouri. But that doesn't mean their jobs are done.

Immigration demonstration White House

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

White House: Shutdown prospect won't stop immigration action

President Barack Obama won't forestall upcoming executive actions on immigration amid Republican threats of another government shutdown, the White House said Wednesday.

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Timber co. donors boost Richardson campaign

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Large contributions from timber company executives helped state Rep. Dennis Richardson improve his fundraising in recent weeks.

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