Four brushfires ignite beside Hwy. 97 S. of Bend

Four small brushfires broke out within minutes of each other on the east side of Highway 97 south of Bend late Tuesday afternoon, sending police and fire crews scrambling to get them out; investigators say a motor home's failed exhaust lost hot pieces of a catalytic converter, apparently sparking the blazes.

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Superstorm Sandy: 1 year later

POSTED: 8:58 AM PDT October 28, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT October 28, 2013 

Many destroyed homes still sit empty amid bureaucratic red tape one year after Superstorm Sandy made landfall.

Sandy Anniversary - Signs on Door
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A year after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc across the eastern United States, only a fraction of the aid money earmarked for recovery has been used, in what some claim is a painfully slow and opaque process. Here, signs are taped to the front door of a home in the New Dorp Beach area of the Staten Island borough of New York.

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