Oregon bans trapping of rare coastal marten

PORTLAND The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has voted to ban the trapping of a … Read more

Former Redmond man charged in fatal March crash

Devin Cooper faces criminally negligent homicide, second-degree manslaughter charges

A former Redmond man has been charged in connection with a March traffic crash that … Read more

More Rogue dams will fall

PROVOLT — A gravel push-up dam spanning Williams Creek using 19th-century technology is about to … Read more

Corvallis mother sues Boy Scouts in son’s death

Margaret Henderson, the mother of a teenager who died last year while on a camping … Read more

Around the state

Trans woman attacked in Portland — A transgender woman was attacked early Thursday near W. … Read more

Human remains found north of Bend

Authorities were investigating Monday to identify human remains found near the intersection of U.S. Highway … Read more

Garbage services to launch composting option

Two garbage and recycling services in Bend will expand the yard debris pick-up program to … Read more

Former Redmond Police officer alleges culture of harassment

Craig McClure says he was a victim of an intimidating and hostile work environment

A 42-year-old rookie Redmond Police officer was subjected to a culture of hazing and harassment, … Read more

53 years after vanishing in Vietnam, an airman’s family still ponders his fate

Bennie Dexter is one of 16 Bend veterans who will be honored at POW/MIA ceremony

Dollie Dexter Raymond never thought she would still be wondering what happened to her brother … Read more

Redmond Walmart part of national pollinator project

For the past few months, Walmart has used its Redmond store for a pollinator garden … Read more

After Oregon spelling bee, some kids return home spelling “victory”

Word lists and stacks of books hardly square with an age of increasingly expedient digital … Read more

Inspections of Oregon’s funeral services fall short

SALEM — Oregon mortuaries and crematories are supposed to be inspected by state regulators at … Read more

Fish-friendly changes at Nevada dam to help threatened trout

WADSWORTH, Nev. — Federal officials are making fish-friendly modifications to a northern Nevada dam that … Read more

Around the state

Officer-involved shooting in hotel room — One person was taken to a hospital after a … Read more

Two die in Bend motorcycle crash

Two Bend residents were killed Saturday evening in a crash involving a motorcycle and a … Read more

Garcia, Horn-Garcia expected to finally stand trial

Couple accused of aggravated murder for starving daughter to death

The trial of a Redmond couple accused of starving their daughter to death is scheduled … Read more

Creative Laureate reflects on his first year

Jason Graham says he has enjoyed connecting artists with each other

When Jason Graham looks back on his first year as Bend’s Creative Laureate, he can’t … Read more

Oregon public records council wants independent advocate

Moves are a first step to clearing up gray areas in 2017 law creating the public records advocate

SALEM — The week in Oregon politics began and ended with Ginger McCall. McCall, the … Read more

Oregon schools rolling out Native American studies curriculum

ROSEBURG — Inside a room at the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians’ … Read more

Wind shift, prescribed burn bring smoky skies to Bend

A prescribed burn in Chemult and a small fire at Ikt Butte continue to burn Saturday

For the first time this summer, Bend residents awoke to smoke-filled skies. The wildfire smoke … Read more

Kitchen Ninjas champion the environment by washing dishes

Effort is part of Bend-La Pine Schools’ sustainability program

While most kids on Realms Middle Schools’ wooded campus spent their recess chatting or playing … Read more

Oregon Supreme Court to review sentence for murderer with intellectual disability

Man who killed woman in ‘13 has intellectual disability

Micus Ward was convicted three years ago of murdering an elderly woman in her sleep … Read more

OSU-Cascades unveils details for its new $24.5 million academic building

Built from timber, the energy saving building should be complete by fall 2021

Oregon State University-Cascades’ second academic building has a design, purpose and expected completion date: the … Read more

Public invited to monarch butterfly release

The Deschutes Land Trust is planning to release 10 to 15 monarch butterflies into the … Read more

Around the state

Public health agency lifts advisory at 3 beaches — Health officials have lifted a public … Read more

Deschutes planning panel mulls proposal to protect church rights

Proposal would allow religious institutions in areas protected for wildlife

Religious institutions could be allowed on land zoned to protect wildlife if the Deschutes County … Read more

Storm system in Bend to drop temps 20 degrees

High temperatures in Central Oregon are expected to drop 20 degrees Sunday as a weather … Read more

Jamie McLeod-Skinner files to run for secretary of state

Deschutes County Democrat tried to unseat Rep. Greg Walden in 2018

SALEM — In Oregon, the 2020 election season is officially underway. Thursday marked the first … Read more

Tumalo school seeks historical items for 100 year celebration

Tumalo Community School will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Redmond … Read more

Warm Springs woman killed in two-vehicle crash

A 20-year-old Warms Springs woman was killed early Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash on … Read more

PGE enhances fish habitats in the Lower Deschutes

1,500 tons of river rock are being placed in the river

Logs, boulders, gravel and other materials are being strategically placed downstream from the Pelton-Round Butte … Read more

Redmond to directly connect SW Salmon to Odem Medo Road

City Council approved purchasing 0.19 acres of land for future road Tuesday night

A simpler drive from southwest Redmond’s residential areas to SW Canal Boulevard and U.S. Highway … Read more

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