Medicaid patients wait for rides with loss of contractor

Ride Center scrambling to replace terminated cab company

One of the region’s largest medical ride transportation services has been terminated by the call … Read more

The first woman to serve as Bend’s mayor reflects back

Ruth Burleigh became mayor in 1978

The rise of women working in politics, from Congress to Bend City Council, has made … Read more

6 new cases of measles after lull

Five children and one adult have been newly diagnosed with measles in Clark County, Washington, … Read more

Former lawmaker describes dubious donations

Oregon representative participated in ‘pass-through’ campaign contributions

On paper, two donations to northwest Oregon political candidates last year came from former Rep. … Read more

Oregon Senate President and House Speaker targets of whistleblower lawsuit

A former lawyer for the Oregon Legislature filed a whistleblower lawsuit Friday against the state’s … Read more

American to be sentenced in massive tax fraud first reported in Medford

A Wisconsin man is facing time in prison for his role in a massive tax-fraud … Read more

An Oregon university’s heated sidewalks save students a lot of hurt

Finding snow and ice on these Eastern Oregon University sidewalks would be as likely as … Read more

Around the state

Ski patrol member who died on Mt. Ashland identified — A Mt. Ashland ski patrol … Read more

Lukens column: The why and what of The Bulletin’s redesigned newspaper

Changes will create a streamlined, more sustainable paper that further highlights local coverage

Beginning today, readers of the print Bulletin will notice some changes. Our news, advertising and … Read more

Man arrested for breaking into Bend woman’s car, shopping with her credit cards

Transient Derek Chamberlain taken to jail following traffic stop

A transient was arrested Saturday evening for allegedly stealing a purse from a woman’s car … Read more

Oregon GOP chair re-elected despite challenge from Bend man

Sam Carpenter of Bend loses bid for top party job

Bill Currier was elected Saturday to a third term as chairman of the Oregon Republican … Read more

Police negotiators fill unique, critical role

Central Oregon emergency response isn’t all SWAT

Once a month, an elite police force meets on the bottom floor of the Bend … Read more

Saudi government denies helping troubled students flee the state

The Saudi Arabian government Thursday offered its most forceful denial yet of allegations that it … Read more

The Bend Bulletin, Feb. 12, 1919

The Feb. 12, 1919, edition of The Bend Bulletin contained information on the number of … Read more

1994: Battle lines in Sunriver over a proposal to incorporate the planned community

Compiled by the Deschutes County Historical Society from archived copies of the Bulletin at the … Read more

Around the state

Motel crash — Authorities say a woman is facing charges after crashing into a motel … Read more

Bills would block workers from being fired for using pot on off hours

Business groups oppose laws they say will clash with federal prohibitions

SALEM — You can buy it, sell it, grow it, smoke it, eat it, rub … Read more

Squabble at Chimps Inc. may send sanctuary animals to Iowa

Lesley Day evicted the organization as new group surfaces to keep them in Tumalo

The founder of Chimps Inc., who stepped down as president of the Tumalo chimpanzee sanctuary … Read more

Portland police messages with far-right group spark investigation

PORTLAND — The city of Portland, often in the spotlight for its liberal leanings, has … Read more

COCC, OSU-Cascades’ apps help make college more convenient

Apps allow students and faculty to check grades, email, campus maps and more

Alexa Tawzer, who studied at Central Oregon Community College last year, said she used the … Read more

Even after snow, Central Oregon still mired in drought

Much of Deschutes County mired in ‘extreme drought,’ among nation’s worst.

Cold, snowy storms pounded much of the Pacific Northwest, Central Oregon included, for a week, … Read more

Mayor defends choice of Piper, says she’s been bullied for it

Sally Russell put on the defensive by an occasionally hostile crowd

Bend Mayor Sally ­Russell, saying she had “never been more attacked or bullied” after choosing … Read more

COCC president candidate Chesley sees more online courses, better link to OSU-Cascades

The candidate has spent 18 years in higher education in Michigan and Pennsylvania

Laurie Chesley, one of three candidates running to become Central Oregon Community College’s next president, … Read more

Most Central Oregon kids enter kindergarten with state-average levels of literacy, math skills

Young kids’ literacy and math skills entering elementary school depends on socioeconomic status, says Bend-La Pine administrator

Central Oregon kindergartners start school with about the same level of literacy and math skills … Read more

Snow tours beginning again after government shutdown

After being put on hold during the federal government shutdown, interpretive snow tours are returning … Read more

Bend will reduce speeds on Penn, Neff

Bend will reduce speeds on Penn Avenue and Neff Road this month. Penn Avenue turns … Read more

Prineville selected a finalist for new playground

The city of Prineville is a finalist to receive funding for a new playground through … Read more

Around the state

Official: Texts show police-extremist collusion — A member of Portland’s City Council said she is … Read more

Redmond museum may reopen in historic depot

Historic items being stored around Central Oregon until a location becomes available

Pieces of Redmond’s history are being kept in storage at different places around Central Oregon, … Read more

Bend cougar sighting part of larger trend

Pressure from humans, changes to deer population driving uptick in sightings

Wildlife officials say cougars like the one shot and killed in southwest Bend last weekend … Read more

Bend affordable housing committee has plans for $1M in loans

Plan includes 50 new affordable homes and additional homeless shelter beds

Bend’s affordable housing advisory committee wants to use $1 million in low-interest city loans to … Read more

Deschutes County commissioners choose legislative priorities

Bill on system development fees for marijuana growers, more judges top their list

Deschutes County’s top legislative priorities include getting the county another judge and killing a bill … Read more

Report: Deschutes, Crook counties are ‘child care deserts’

Just 20 percent of young kids in Deschutes County have available child care

Almost every county in Oregon, including Deschutes and Crook counties, is a “child care desert,” … Read more

FDA clears U.S. medical isotopes supply

Domestic production could end delays in nuclear medicine scans

For decades, U.S. health providers have relied on a fragile international supply of the medical … Read more

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