Extended-stay hotels could be allowed by St. Charles Bend

Code change still needs another city council vote

When Bill Allred needed to have his left knee replaced five years ago, he sought … Read more

Park district mulling pedestrian bridge in southeast Bend

Span would be first of its kind in city

The Bend Park & Recreation District plans to construct a footbridge spanning the railroad tracks … Read more

Around the state

Vote on wolf plan delayed — Oregon officials are delaying a decision about whether to … Read more

Three facing charges following Redmond pursuit

Truck stolen last month in Gresham

Three Redmond residents are facing charges following a series of events Sunday afternoon that began … Read more

School lockers: Student use has changed

Bend-La Pine ponders how to include them in its new high school

Depending on where and when you went to high school, lockers put a stamp on … Read more

Christmas tree permits spiking this season

Weather, price driving more Christmas tree hunters

Bend resident Dan Vance and his family trudged through a snowy field near the Edison … Read more

OSU crosses fingers on new $39 million request

“New opportunity” but past setbacks show “anything can happen” supporters say

SALEM — The roller-coaster ride of state funding for OSU-Cascades took a sharp upward swing … Read more

Bend man injured in car wash sues driver’s estate

Sud-N-Shine Car Wash employee alleges elderly driver was negligent, going too fast

A Bend man whose legs were broken when he was struck by a car while … Read more

Rural renters struggle with steep price hikes

MEDFORD — Rent hikes up to 40 percent at Mariposa Townhomes in Medford are just … Read more

Education Notes

High school notes • Jed Lawrence “JJ” Riddell, a sophomore at Redmond High School, has … Read more

Pearl Harbor 1st anniversary grim in 1942

Compiled by Don Hoiness from archived copies of The Bulletin at Deschutes County Historical Society. … Read more

Coastal gale of 2007 brought neighbors together

ASTORIA — Rosemary Johnson felt strange admitting it, but she was having fun. She had … Read more

Commissioners want oversight in youth jail

THE DALLES — The Wasco County Board of Commissioners is demanding action after a report … Read more

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Around the state

Beloved otter dies — Judge, a crowd-pleasing otter who played hide-and-seek with visitors, has died … Read more

Can short-term fixes help safety on Galveston Avenue?

Fixes would be separate from as-yet-unfunded road redesign

During his time as a firefighter, Bend resident Monte Payne saw plenty of pedestrians after … Read more

Gov. Brown seeks $39M for OSU-Cascades

Money is part of a supplemental budget going to lawmakers in February

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown announced late Friday that she will ask the Legislature to … Read more

Driver sentenced 3 years for fatal crash

Justice Knight Collins had smoked marijuana, fell asleep at the wheel

The driver in the head-on crash that killed a Madras man in 2016 was sentenced … Read more

Oregon wolf plan delayed after concerns expressed

Fish and Wildlife commissioners delay vote

Oregon’s long-awaited update to how the state manages its still-rebounding wolf population will have to … Read more

Oregon Republicans announce nominees for senate seat

Redmond doctor and radio host one of three candidates

The Oregon Republican Party has released the three GOP candidates nominated to fill the state … Read more

Deputies, officer honored for live-saving actions

Two members of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and one police officer from Sunriver received … Read more

Police arrest former principal on new sex abuse charges

Michael Bremont was arrested after teenage girl comes forward

A former Redmond principal convicted of sexually abusing students five years ago is facing new … Read more

Veterinarians aim to research pot meds for pets

Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf … Read more

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County commissioners clash on compensation

Compensation study to add $1.7 million to county budget

Deschutes County is nearing the end of a contentious 19-month process to alter the pay … Read more

At Oregon hospitals, managers’ pay rose fastest

Support staff saw least wage growth through 2016

Hospitals are some of Oregon’s largest employers, but for the majority of workers, they are … Read more

Attorney General investigating Sunriver Police Chief

No details were released into any allegations against chief

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is leading the investigation into Sunriver Police Chief Marc Mills, … Read more

Around the state

$10,000 dropped in Salvation Army kettle — An anonymous donor put $10,000 in a Salvation … Read more

Oil train rules rolled back

The Trump administration is angering environmental groups and residents of the Columbia River Gorge by … Read more

Crashes, hazardous spill close Highway 126 east of Powell Butte

Two crashes Thursday involving multiple vehicles, including one that spilled hazardous liquid oxygen, closed state … Read more

Bend City Council: Homeowners can keep repairing septic systems

Decision affects homeowners in a 550-home area in southeast Bend

Hundreds of Bend homeowners near a new sewer line won’t have to spend thousands of … Read more

Madras couple charged with kidnapping plead to lesser charges

Husband agrees to jail time while wife released on probation

A couple originally accused of kidnapping, tying up and injecting a woman with methamphetamine pleaded … Read more

Deschutes County looks to resolve wildlife zone issue

County mulls code change in battle of religious freedom vs. conservation

Deschutes County moved a step closer to resolving a long-running dispute that has pitted religious … Read more

Capitol Roundup: Rose City road trip for pols on the stump

Portland enclave highlights week of Oregon political news

PORTLAND — A gaggle of top politicos and business folk gathered this week to survey … Read more

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