Zika looking forward to 2020

Republican House freshman recaps roller-coaster year, says he’ll run for re-election

SALEM — After a nail-biting primary, an exciting general election, driving down snow-covered roads to … Read more

Marijuana production proposal derails after business partners arrested

Father and son involved with the project were each arrested for weed-related crimes

A proposed marijuana production and processing facility in Alfalfa won’t move forward after the Deschutes … Read more

Redmond schools’ summer food tricycle more popular than ever in fourth year

The amount of free meals served by cart has more than doubled, despite not adding locations

REDMOND — In four apartment complexes along SW Rimrock Way, kids hear a chirpy jingle … Read more

Charges dropped in roommate-drugging rape case

DA ‘not confident’ crimes occurred

Rape charges were dropped in the case of a Bend man accused of the prolonged … Read more

Black bears not uncommon in Central Oregon

Bear shot and killed in Sunriver reminds residents to take precautions

Following the black bear sighting last week in Sunriver that ended with the bear being … Read more

Traveling Vietnam War memorial coming to Bend

Exhibit honors those killed in recent conflicts

The Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial will stop at Deschutes Historical Museum in two weeks. The … Read more

Oregon home-care workers protest late pay

SALEM — Hundreds of state home-care workers in Oregon reported receiving late paychecks from the … Read more

Around the state

Officers shoot armed, suicidal man — Police say law enforcement officers shot and killed a … Read more

PERS initiative reforms advance

A business coalition seeking to tackle Oregon’s pension crisis took another step toward putting two … Read more

Cougar siting in the urban area puts focus on other wildlife encounters

News of a cougar prowling a neighborhood puts people on alert. But every day, coyotes, … Read more

Deschutes Public Library to increase hours at all locations

Most libraries opening earlier, closing later; East Bend to have an extra day open

All six libraries in the Deschutes Public Library system will have expanded hours starting Aug.1. … Read more

Metolius mayor tells judge he was too busy to serve his sentence

John Chavez faces legal woes for assault, DUII cases

In his defense, John Chavez told a Jefferson County judge during a court hearing Monday, … Read more

Bend-area driver dies in head-on crash on Highway 97 (updated)

Police release name of driver in fatal accident

A 19-year-old Bend-area woman was killed Thursday night in a crash on U.S. Highway 97 … Read more

Man seriously injured in fall from Bend parking garage

Police say a 38-year-old man sustained serious injuries when he fell from the top floor … Read more

Featured photo: Gov. signs ‘Kaylee’s Law’ in Bend

Kate Brown conducts ceremonial signing of a bill named for slain COCC student

Relatives and friends of murdered Central Oregon Community College student Kaylee Sawyer watch Gov. Kate … Read more

Central Oregon’s biggest horse show underway in Bend

The 30th annual Oregon High Desert Classics horse show is underway at J Bar J … Read more

Around the state

Photographer indicted on child porn charges — A photographer arrested in 2018 after authorities said … Read more

COCC student newspaper to return in online format

The Broadside stopped publication last school year after 65 years of printing

Central Oregon Community College’s student newspaper, The Broadside, ceased publication in the 2018-19 school year, … Read more

Police: 1 in custody after shot fired at Foster Farms plant

CORVALLIS — A man opened fired with a handgun Thursday morning at a corn-dog manufacturing … Read more

Moose population declines in Idaho

Biologists have no clear answers but say the decline is happening across the West

BOISE, Idaho — Moose are one of the West’s most majestic animals and a once-in-a-lifetime … Read more

Bend repeals local bag ban to make way for state law

Repeal meant to eliminate confusion between two laws

The Bend City Council repealed a local plastic bag ban Wednesday night to allow the … Read more

Local kids learn about the magic of science at Harry Potter-themed camp

Hogwarts Academy is Bend Science Station’s most popular summer camp

On Monday, local elementary-age kids wore wizard robes and pointy hats for their “potions class.” … Read more

City of Bend reaches $3.2 million settlement with Apollo Inc.

Washington-based company sued city after water reclamation project went awry

The city of Bend will likely pay $3.2 million to a Washington-based construction company that … Read more

Controversial development on former mine back on the table

Housing development challenged by neighbors, environmental groups

A controversial proposal to build a housing development on a former mine in Terrebonne is … Read more

Oregon’s state workers could get up to 15% raises over two years

Public employee unions representing state workers have negotiated new contracts that would provide pay increases … Read more

Bend girl, 14, hit by vehicle while crossing 27th Street

Bend police release very little information, but ID driver

A 14-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle Tuesday evening while trying to cross NE … Read more

Bentz, Bonham to hold cap and trade town hall in Sisters

Sen. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, and Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, will hold a town hall … Read more

Live scorpions dropped off at Keizer fire station for ‘safety’

Oregonians can sleep a little lighter knowing the scorpion is native to the Pacific Northwest, … Read more

Around the state

Portland street racing sting — Two people were arrested and 22 others were cited in … Read more

Senior state department official arrested for alleged DUII in Bend

Police: Susan Phalen was returning from wedding when she rolled her Land Rover

A senior official with the U.S. State Department was arrested this month on suspicion of … Read more

Woman gets two years for stealing from employer

Katrina Cannon stole $200K while working for golf course designer DMK

Katrina Kennedy Cannon, an office manager who stole $210,000 from her employer, brought to her … Read more

NTSB report says Sunriver pilot feared for safety before fatal crash

As he attempted an emergency landing in the river, pilot said, ‘Oh this looks bad’

Before the seaplane crashed into the Deschutes River on June 22, the pilot struggled to … Read more

Two shot in Madras, suspect in custody

Juan Francisco Hernandez-Medina charged with attempted aggravated murder

Two people are receiving hospital care, and a Madras man is in custody following a … Read more

Larkspur Community Center construction about to ‘go vertical’

Pool excavation, other major developments in Bend Senior Center expansion

Construction work at the future Larkspur Community is about to “go vertical.” Over the next … Read more

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