SE Bend house burns; propane tank triggers 'booms'

A house and boat burned in a fire late Sunday afternoon that sent up black smoke seen across Bend's Eastside, along with a thunderous boom that fire officials said was propane tanks venting, not an explosion.


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Oregon school districts may be reimbursed for lead testing

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials say school districts that paid to test their water sources for lead will likely be reimbursed.


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Two moderate quakes recorded off Oregon coast

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scientists say two moderate earthquakes occurred off the Oregon coast late Saturday and early Sunday but neither triggered a tsunami warning.

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Brown, Pierce clash in first debate, held in Bend

The first debate between Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Republican challenger Bud Pierce, held Saturday evening in Bend, featured few agreements and numerous clashes over issues ranging from the Measure 97 corporate tax hike to federal land management, health care coverage and climate change.

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Southwest Oregon pot growers eye potential for tourism

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Pot growers in southwest Oregon say the industry could eventually join vineyards and pear orchards as Rogue Valley agricultural mainstays and draw in more tourists.

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3 men dead after crab boat capsizes near Bandon

BANDON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say three men died after their recreational crab boat capsized at the Coquille River bar near Bandon.

Appeal rejected for man convicted in ex-fiancee's death

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man convicted in the death of his ex-fiancee will not get an appeal on the grounds that police interrogated him after he told them he did not have legal representation.

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'I'm being punished,' says woman jailed to testify

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Brandy Lee Buckmaster is among 56 women filling two stories of cells in the female general population unit at the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro. From her second-floor window, she can see the corrections deputies come and go.

Pro-gun demonstrators burn Gov. Brown in effigy at capitol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A group advocating for open-carry laws is being criticized for burning an effigy of Gov. Kate Brown outside the state capitol.

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Oregon Coast closes to razor clamming, mussel harvesting

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State officials have closed razor clam digging and mussel harvesting along the entire Oregon Coast because of rising marine toxin levels.

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Remains of Salem woman found in shallow grave identified

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say they have identified human remains found in a shallow grave near a campsite as a 21-year-old Salem woman.


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