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Local Deschutes County resumes rapid population growth
The population of Deschutes County in Central Oregon is growing rapidly, faster than any other county in the state and faster than all but a few metro areas nationally.

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Local ICYMI: National Spanish Paella Day (Video)
It's National Spanish Paella Day and here to celebrate it with us is Toro Bravo's Executive Chef, Pat Manning.

ICYMI here is the cooking segment and recipe so you can try making paella too.

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KATU Investigators Legal expert: Oregon playing high-stakes poker in Oracle lawsuit Legal expert: Oregon playing high-stakes poker in Oracle lawsuit (Video)
Two million taxpayer dollars. That's the hefty cost of legal sparring between Oracle and Oregon to decide who is to blame for the state's failed online health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon. Will the state take this to trial or settle? The On Your Side Investigators talked to insiders and legal experts to see how the legal battle over Cover Oregon will impact taxpayers.

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National & World Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal
Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend made a final appeal to Italy's top criminal court Friday, urging it to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdicts.
National & World Woman accused in baby-snatching plot created business persona
A woman police say concocted a plot to kill mothers and steal their babies to pass off as her own calls herself a mogul, a motivational speaker, a songwriter and one of the "kindest women you will ever meet" on her many websites.

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Sports Change to extra points likely in NFL
The NFL's dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season.

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Travel & Outdoors Salmon fishing off S. Oregon coast looks good for 2015 Salmon fishing off S. Oregon coast looks good for 2015
Enough adult salmon are now finning off the Southern Oregon and Northern California coasts to give Brookings a good chance to repeat as Oregon's top port for boating chinook. But the ever-changing ocean currents have to do their part.

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Politics U.S. Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election U.S. Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire from the institution where he's served for five terms.

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Concussion concerns: Youth football leagues opt for new tackling technique

From the NFL down to youth leagues, football season is almost here. But as kids go back to school and the excitement for weekend games builds, fewer kids will be taking the field for tackle football nationwide this year.

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Technology (New) Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure
Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers. Industry analysts say these companies generally do not build alternative routes, or redundancies.

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Business Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now
The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study submitted Friday.
Business Mulally earned $22 million in final year as Ford CEO
Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally's compensation fell 5 percent to $22 million in his final year at the company, reflecting lower profits as the company invested heavily in new vehicles and plants.

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