Central Oregon flu season waning, but still strong

Positive lab tests, ER visits down from January peak

The flu season appears to have peaked in Central Oregon, although activity remains higher than … Read more

New principal selected at High Desert Middle School

Wendy McCulloch, assistant principal at High Desert Middle School, will become the school’s new principal … Read more

Teen arrested for ‘credible’ threat to shoot students at Bend High

Police found guns at teen’s home, but he did not have access to them

Bend Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy who was believed to be planning a shooting … Read more

Arrest made in connection with missing Bend woman, 24

Sara Diana Gomez was reported missing on Tuesday

Bend Police arrested a local man in connection with the disappearance of Sara Diana Gomez … Read more

Gun control bill goes to the governor

Senate passes bill to close “boyfriend loophole” in domestic violence law

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown will get a chance to sign a gun control bill … Read more

Sisters selected for nationwide wildfire prevention program

Process focuses on regulations, code modifications that address wildfire risk

In light of last year’s smoky fire season, the city of Sisters was selected for … Read more

Brown wants $14.5 million for foster care

Helt registers, Kruse questions, and cap-and-invest also on Capitol agendas

The Oregon Legislature passed the midway point of the 2018 session Thursday, but much of … Read more

Around the state

Trooper dragged — An Oregon State Police trooper was dragged down Interstate 5 when a … Read more

Shooting survivor faces painful recovery but won’t give up

Nick Ricks lost the use of his legs after being shot four times New Year’s Eve

Nick Ricks’ family knows if he’s crying, it hurts. A builder by trade, the 38-year-old … Read more

Bend City Council votes to limit some events over protests

A rambunctious crowd said live music in Bend was under assault

More than 100 people packed Bend’s City Council chambers and spilled into the hallway Wednesday … Read more

Legislative session hits half-way point

Guns and greenhouse gas cap face decisive moments on Thursday

SALEM — Thursday is the half-time, the mid-point, the “hump day,” of the 2018 session … Read more

Bend day care owner pleads guilty to abandoning kids

January Neatherlin could serve decades in prison

January Neatherlin pleaded guilty Wednesday to abandoning children at her illegal day care center while … Read more

Bend reduces speeds on several streets

Speed limits on several roads in Bend will fall between 5 and 10 mph this … Read more

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Alarm saves woman from invisible killer

MEDFORD — Two months ago, while Sharon Lausmann rested following a medical procedure, carbon monoxide … Read more

Police: Radio problems not improving

Deschutes County creating new position to manage system

Officials with Deschutes County’s 911 service district continue to say the district is doing everything … Read more

Park district looks to bridge divide on controversial bill

Resolution would bring in stakeholders to discuss section of river slated for bridge

In the contentious, ongoing discussion about a bill that would block a bridge across the … Read more

Committee: Pay Bend mayor twice what councilors make

Raises for mayor, council would have to be approved by voters

Bend’s mayor could make twice what city councilors do starting in January, pending approval from … Read more

Loopholes are the focus of lawmakers

Guns, pensions and ethics filings were subjects before the Legislature

SALEM — Loopholes in gun control, public employee pensions and state ethics filings were all … Read more

Deschutes County Republican Party hosts controversial speaker

Oregon Democrats, a Muslim group urged county party to cancel event

A Deschutes County commissioner, another commission candidate and a candidate for governor were among several … Read more

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Officials struggle to identify which pot sites are legal

Deschutes County’s sheriff and district attorney blasted efforts to regulate legalized marijuana, saying Tuesday the … Read more

Redmond man rolls SUV attempting to avoid arrest

A 25-year-old Redmond man wanted on a felony warrant tried to avoid arrest Monday afternoon … Read more

Around the state

Bus driver charged with drunken driving — Authorities say an Oregon bus driver was charged … Read more

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How do lower-wage workers make it in Bend?

‘The Bend life’ for many means roommates, hustling

No one moves to Bend to work behind a counter, and neither did Silea Kalebaugh. … Read more

Capitol report: Big bucks and bandwidth

Helt closes money gap, disabled rights, Wi-Fi woes, and a 12th governor candidate

SALEM — Even a dusting of snow this week isn’t enough to cool off the … Read more

More police at Bend High after alleged threat of violence

Parents of Bend High School students were informed Monday night of a possible threat of … Read more

Bend man triumphs in bureaucratic battle over $36

Retiree Nate Golly was fined after he sold a car. Fighting the fine was no Sunday drive

When retired small businessman Nate Golly started researching the law firm sending him threatening letters … Read more

Bend Police arrest three for alleged heroin

Bend Police on Sunday arrested three men alleged to have commercial amounts of heroin outside … Read more

Power outage at COCC but classes still on

Central Oregon Community College is working to correct a power outage Monday morning. Classes will … Read more

Relatives of Justin Burkhart say his ashes can remain with his father

Family has nixed a plan to mingle the ashes with those of his mother

The cremated remains of Justin Burkhart, who went missing in Bend a decade ago, will … Read more

More trails, neighborhood parks on the docket for park district

District to look at prioritized projects for new comprehensive plan

The Bend Park & Recreation District will take another step toward adopting a plan that … Read more

What can a common fish tell us about Deschutes River pollution?

Stickleback could be ‘canary in a coal mine’ on pollutants

A3-inch fish that has slowly infiltrated the Deschutes Basin over the past few decades could … Read more

New Prineville bridge could prevent flooding

New Elm Street bridge over Ochoco Creek to be completed fall 2019

The city of Prineville is set to replace the Elm Street bridge over Ochoco Creek, … Read more

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