Environmental groups blast ODOT, Forest Service over pesticide error

Weedkiller that killed trees near Sisters should never have been applied, they say

After an improperly applied herbicide killed hundreds of ponderosa pine trees near Sisters, a number … Read more

Buehler, Walden differ on reactions to child separations

But both GOP leaders are criticized for not being vocal enough against Trump

Two top Oregon Republicans took differing positions on the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children … Read more

Independent Party’s Patrick Starnes fights for a place in governor’s race

The other one beside Brown and Buehler

SALEM — Independent Party candidate for governor Patrick Starnes says he is not going to … Read more

Around the state

Mosquito increase — Oregon officials are preparing for a high number of mosquitoes in the … Read more

Researchers to study decline of puffins

CANNON BEACH — The tufted puffins population at Haystack Rock in Oregon’s Cannon Beach is … Read more

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False posters try to smear Bend gay pride event

Ad features logo for pedophile group

Flyers put up this week in and around Bend falsely attempt to tie local gay … Read more

Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy shoots, kills individual

A Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an individual Wednesday evening at a campsite … Read more

Bend to appeal hotel tax lawsuit

City wants to use tourism tax to fix roads

The city of Bend plans to appeal a court ruling that prohibited the city from … Read more

Video conferencing gives doctors a vital link to patient care

The practice can save patients thousands of dollars in transportation costs

Telemedicine has long been touted as a cost-efficient way to provide care to people in … Read more

Bend City Council hikes sewer, water, developer fees

Funds will pay to complete Murphy Road and Empire Boulevard

Bend homeowners and developers will pay higher fees to cover the cost of completing Empire … Read more

Teacher: Mascot violates state rules

EUGENE — An Oregon teacher has filed a complaint claiming a school district’s new mascot … Read more

Around the state

ICE facility closed as protests continue — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in … Read more

Capitol roundup: Guns, taxes and elections

An Oregon gun initiative is out while a lawsuit is on

SALEM — Two tax issues, gun control, and the return of a Bend political activist … Read more

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Second minor pleads guilty in marijuana robbery

15-year-old will serve 5 years and 8 months

The second minor to be charged as an adult in the January shooting of a … Read more

In Bend, child care may be harder to find than housing

Workers and employers alike feel crunch of long child care waiting lists

When Wintress Lovering decided to return to work and started looking for child care for … Read more

Park district, school district look at unique agreement

New fields on Bend-La Pine parcel to be developed by park district

The Bend Park & Recreation District and Bend-La Pine Schools are looking at a unique … Read more

Federal government nixes Bend Parkway grant

Local leaders had hoped for $60M to $70M in funding

A federal grant that local leaders hoped would provide $60 million to $70 million to … Read more

No radio solution in sight for 911 district

Cops in flatter cities experience fewer problems than those in hilly Bend

Nearly a year after Deschutes County’s 911 district went live with a new digital radio … Read more

Sunriver hires new police, fire chiefs

Cory Darling will serve as police chief, Tim Moor as fire chief

The Sunriver Service District didn’t have to look too far to fill the city’s police … Read more

Bend Mayor Roats running for council re-election, not for mayor

Roats will not try to become the city’s first elected mayor

An increasingly crowded field of people hoping to become Bend’s first elected mayor includes two … Read more

In Medford, teachers, parents report an increase in disruptive students

MEDFORD — The academic year is done, but school districts have an ongoing assignment: figuring … Read more

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12 years after felony conviction, man convinces Deschutes judge to restore gun rights

Nakkii White was forbidden from owning guns because he got caught hacking ATMs, so he developed one of the world’s most powerful air rifles

A convicted felon from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, traveled to Bend earlier this month and convinced … Read more

Capitol report: ODOT faults Bend’s ‘drinking culture’; Walden calls for immigration reform

Meanwhile, a change at local child welfare office

SALEM — On the front burner in political circles nationwide is the hot-button issue of … Read more

DA blasts Jack in the Box shooter, but says he acted in self-defense

Hummel calls views of Medford man Robert Garris ‘repulsive’

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel announced Monday he will not charge the Medford man … Read more

McKenzie Pass Highway reopens after 10 months

Scenic pass opens after damaging wildfire

When the Old McKenzie Pass Highway opened Monday to motor vehicles, it was the first … Read more

Food-tax ban makes fall ballot

Also, Supreme Court OKs gun storage title

Voters will get to weigh in this November on an initiative that would ban all … Read more

Around the state

Rogue River drowning — James Dawson, 39, of Grants Pass, drowned Saturday afternoon in the … Read more

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Deschutes County approves $383.7 million budget

The Deschutes County Commission unanimously approved its $383.7 million budget Monday. The approved budget includes … Read more

Low ridership prompts Cascades East Transit to drop route

Route 12 has the lowest ridership of the 10 routes in Bend

The Route 12 bus was empty when it pulled to a stop by Oregon State … Read more

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