Avion customers get more accurate sewer charges

Bend now charging Avion water customers for the volume they use

Some Bend residents will see more accurate sewer bills thanks to a change in the … Read more

A few Bend streets go car-free, if only briefly

‘Bend Open Streets’ returns for second year

Bend has more than 340 miles of public streets, and on most days it’s a … Read more

Bend couple sentenced for child neglect

Left 2-year-old home alone for beer runs, other errands

A Bend couple were sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation … Read more

OSU-Cascades receives $1 million for new academic building

Donation from Charles McGrath brings campus closer to needed $10 million

Oregon State University-Cascades has received a $1 million donation from the founder of a Bend-based … Read more

BMC hires NJ firm to improve finances

Practice will remain physician owned

Bend Memorial Clinic is betting on a New Jersey-based practice management firm to turn around … Read more

Bend committee leaning toward four wards

Will interview other cities with wards

A committee reviewing Bend’s city charter still isn’t sure exactly how council wards will look, … Read more

Bend councilors at odds over rules that would streamline meetings

Some say changes would marginalize the public

Proposed rule changes intended to make Bend City Council meetings run more efficiently will move … Read more

Bend highways getting upgrades

Highways 97 and 20 slated for improvements

The two U.S. highways in Bend will likely look much different in a few years … Read more

Judge to consider evidence allowed in Lara murder trial

Judge Adler to issue ruling at a later date

What was supposed to be five days of hearings in the capital murder case against … Read more

Bend man charged with luring a minor

Police have arrested a 34-year-old Bend man, alleging he sent sexually explicit material to a … Read more

Expect traffic delays in La Pine

Paving work continues until mid-October

Intersection and paving work on Huntington Road in La Pine may cause traffic delays through … Read more

Closing argument in Lara case points fingers at California

Judge rules Hummel didn’t violate gag order

The first death penalty case in years in Deschutes County may be in jeopardy of … Read more

Lara defense claims district attorney violated gag order three times

Judge to rule on alleged violations Thursday

Edwin Lara’s defense team says Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel violated a gag order … Read more

Bend council takes aim at those who block sidewalks

Will require people to leave 6 feet of space

People camping, sitting or busking on sidewalks in downtown Bend will have to leave more … Read more

Lara’s lawyers allege constitutional violations

A lengthy hearing in the murder case resumes after more than a month

The defense team for murder suspect Edwin Lara continues to attack the credibility of California … Read more

Central Oregonians react to Trump’s immigration ruling

Dreams will be crushed for many, immigrant supporters say

A federal program granting temporary legal status to people who arrived illegally in the United … Read more

Mirror Pond dredging could cost about $6.7M

Estimate has doubled since last summer

The owners of the land beneath Mirror Pond estimate it will cost around $6.7 million … Read more

Sauna starts fire in Bend home

A fire in a sauna damaged a Bend home Tuesday morning, according to the Bend … Read more

Deschutes County third in vaccine refusal

State law not deterring exemptions

When Colleen Quinn’s doctor diagnosed her with whooping cough in 2014, he told the mother … Read more

Bend noise issue pits neighbors against music venues

City hopes for mediation

Donna Davis doesn’t need to step outside to hear live bands at Century Center across … Read more

Labor Day revelers swim through smoke

Smaller crowds than usual at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Heavy smoke led to a smaller-than-usual Labor Day crowd at Bend’s Juniper Swim & Fitness … Read more

Lara hearing to resume Tuesday

Three days are scheduled to complete the lengthy hearing

After a six-week lull, proceedings in the capital murder case against Edwin Lara will resume … Read more

Bend city council looking at social media policies

Councilors could have to establish separate campaign, office pages

Changes coming to Bend City Council policies could force councilors to change how they use … Read more

Juniper Ridge neighbors fear influx of homeless campers

Transient population expected to swell

Two jars of Tostitos salsa sat baking on a rock in the sun Friday, not … Read more

Smoke in Bend doesn’t mean more patients

Tip: Stay indoors with windows closed, docs advise

Local doctors staffing urgent care clinics Wednesday said they were surprised to see few patients … Read more

Former fugitive charged with embezzlement returns to court

William Walton also accused of tampering with a witness, coercion

After spending more than a month as a fugitive, a Bend man accused of embezzling … Read more

Animal shelter founders indicted on animal abuse charges

Wildlife officials removed 18 birds from the High Desert Wildlife Rescue center

The founders of the High Desert Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center were indicted Thursday by … Read more

Appellate court overturns local drug case

Court states officers found drugs during illegal search

The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that Bend police officers erred while conducting a … Read more

Brown signs road funding bill in Bend

$50 million to improve Cooley Road/U.S. 97 intersection

Gov. Kate Brown was in Bend on Monday as part of a statewide tour to … Read more

Changes possible for Bend sidewalk requirements

City council considering fee in lieu of building sidewalk

Bend homeowners soon may have a simpler time remodeling their homes and adding mother-in-law apartments. … Read more

Bend airport receives $1.6 million

The Bend Municipal Airport will receive $1.6 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to repair … Read more

Bend committee: Pay mayor more but limit power

Committee leaning toward council wards

An elected mayor should serve a four-year-term and earn more than $200 a month, but … Read more

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