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Arson fire burns La Pine Middle School gym roof

A fire early Wednesday morning that heavily damaged the roof of the La Pine Middle School gym was "malicious and an arson event," Fire Chief Mike Supkis said.

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State lifts algae health alert for Lake Billy Chinook

The Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday it has lifted a health advisory issued June 25 for Lake Billy Chinook, 26 miles southwest of Madras in Jefferson County.

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Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is easing into an era of legal marijuana after an early-morning party on a bridge at the center of Portland.

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Saturday's Bend Pet Parade is on, despite the heat

The Bend Park and Rec District has received some calls from those concerned about proceeding with Saturday's traditional Fourth of July Pet Parade due to the region's hot spell, but officials said Wednesday that with proper precautions, all should have a fun, safe time for all.

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Wildfire near Dayville races across 6,000 acres as heat lingers

Fire crews kept working Tuesday on several fires burning around Central Oregon and kept close watch for any new holdover fires from the lightning storms that moved through the area in recent days. Numerous others were being fought around the state.

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Planned solar farms east of Bend spark debate

A California company, Cypress Creek Renewables, wants to shed light on renewable energy east of Bend. Using two solar farms, they plan to provide enough energy for 3,000 homes, but first they have to gain approval from a Deschutes County hearings officer.

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White House begins its crackdown on colleges

The Obama administration is cracking the whip on for-profit colleges.

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Limited burn ban in Portland area; legal fireworks still OK

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A limited burn ban has been imposed on Portland and Multnomah County.

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Police investigate fire at historic Eugene Civic Stadium

EUGEGE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene fire and police officials are hoping to speak with three young people that were seen in the press box of the historic Civic Stadium shortly before it burned down.

Man gets 6 years for punch that caused man's death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 42-year-old man who punched a stranger during an argument causing him to fall and later die has been sentenced to 6 1/3 years in prison.

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Homeless campers in Eugene may be forced to move again

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A group of homeless people may have to move again after they recently pulled up their tent stakes and moved across the street from the state Department of Transportation property they were told to leave.


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