Oregon child abuse hotline suffers from delays

Employee hiring contributes to the backlog

SALEM — Callers gave up on more than 4,000 calls to Oregon’s child abuse hotline … Read more

Study: Federal public lands employees face assaults, threats

BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least … Read more

Oregon owed more than $100M in firefighting costs

Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a financial oversight team and will hire an independent contractor … Read more

Around the state

Woman without cows charged in theft of cow medication — A 44-year-old Springfield woman was … Read more

Record number of Oregonians participate in earthquake drill

Nearly one fifth of state’s total population takes part in ‘The Great Oregon Shakeout’

At 10:17 a.m. on a recent morning, 396,834 students, teachers and administrators at more than … Read more

Real ID is coming to Oregon, but are you ready?

If you’ve flown from Portland International Airport within the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably … Read more

Canal piping coming between Redmond and Smith Rock

$30 million project will restore water flow to Deschutes River

A $30 million project to pipe a 5-mile section of the Pilot Butte Canal between … Read more

Secretary of State candidates debate public trust, election integrity

Four democrats vying for primary nomination at Sunriver debate

Protecting the integrity of voting and democracy as a whole in the 2020 election were … Read more

Oregon applies more nuance in school improvement

Last fall, educators at Oliver Elementary in outer Southeast Portland got the news: Due to … Read more

How Eugene’s pairing of cops, hippies became national model

In 1969, hippies in Eugene did not trust the cops. More than that, they wanted … Read more

Owl killings in Oregon spur questions about human intervention

CORVALLIS — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of … Read more

Oregon forest management plans move sluggishly as federal protections loom

Gov. Kate Brown is clear about how she believes Oregon should clean up its state … Read more

Trade war with China opens doors for Mexican drug cartels, federal prosecutors in Oregon say

PORTLAND — Federal law enforcement officials in Oregon say they’ve uncovered an elaborate scheme to … Read more

In-N-Out Burger starts hiring in Keizer

The wait is almost over. In-N-Out Burger fans are serious, and so those who live … Read more

Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued in snowstorm

SALEM — Robert Campbell was thoroughly soaked, shivering, his wet sleeping bag covering him in … Read more

Panel recommends barring ICE from courthouse arrests

SALEM — Seeking to halt federal agents from arresting people in courthouses for immigration violations, … Read more

Around the state

Bobcat that entered school euthanized; another released — A young bobcat that entered a private … Read more

Deschutes basin conservation plan under public scrutiny

Plan will raise water levels for fish and frogs

The Oregon spotted frog, steelhead trout, bull trout and other fish species that inhabit the … Read more

Annual report spotlights child welfare in Oregon

Deschutes County graduation ranking improved, child abuse ranking dropped

The annual Oregon County Data Book, which offers detailed statistics on issues facing children and … Read more

Housing development on former mine denied by hearings officer again

Deschutes County Commission will hear an appeal of the decision

The question of whether housing can be built on a former mine in Terrebonne is … Read more

Bend man arrested for allegedly luring a minor

Bend police arrested a Bend man Friday morning on suspicion of luring a 16-year-old. On … Read more

Former Crook County teacher gets probation for insulting and upsetting students

Chaney was repeatedly disciplined by school administrators for “negative and sarcastic comments”

A former Crook County School District music teacher won’t be able to teach for two … Read more

Sunriver Resort seeks zone change for employee housing

Low unemployment, tight rental market makes hiring employees difficult

Employee housing could be coming to Sunriver if Deschutes County chooses to change the rules … Read more

Verdict: Redmond couple guilty of murder

Estevan Garcia and Sacora Horn-Garcia guilty of starving girl to death

A Redmond couple was found guilty Friday of the starvation murder of their 5-year-old daughter, … Read more

Bend ice pavilion opens Monday

Ice skating is back at The Pavilion in Bend starting Monday. The 2019 ice season … Read more

Deschutes County OSU Extension Service member wins national award

Glenda Hyde, an associate professor of practice with Oregon State University Extension Service, was recently … Read more

Rilda Tykeson: Philanthropic donor to local causes dies

Central Oregon lost a major philanthropic advocate for some of its nonprofits with the death … Read more

High-profile Democrats to square off in Oregon secretary of state race

Debate in Sunriver will set the stage for primary race

It’s been almost three years since a Democrat sat in the Oregon Secretary of State’s … Read more

Sunrise Lodge, beginner terrain park nearing completion at Mt. Bachelor

Woodward Mountain Park targets youth and families

Mt. Bachelor ski area is upgrading its Sunrise Lodge and surrounding area. Upgrades to the … Read more

Oregon court halts temporary vape ban

Court of Appeals issues stay on Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order

SALEM — The Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday granted a temporary stay on Gov. … Read more

Around the state

Quake jostles coast — Shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday, a small earthquake struck off the … Read more

Online survey for naming new Bend high school now open

Survey will close Nov. 15

Community members can suggest names for Bend-La Pine Schools’ new high school through an online … Read more

Culver schools lockout ends Thursday morning

Student who allegedly made threat is in long-term care

Culver schools’ lockout procedure ended Thursday morning, after it was determined that the middle school … Read more

State releases annual at-a-glance profiles for local schools

Chronic absenteeism declines statewide, varies among local schools

The Oregon Department of Education on Thursday released its annual at-a-glance profiles for the state’s … Read more

Road near Realms and Skyline high schools to receive school zone designation

Brinson Boulevard will have Bend’s first flashing-light school zone signs

Two small magnet high schools, Skyline and Realms, opened last year in a warehouse in … Read more

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