Bend council candidates talk homelessness, wards in final debate

Bend City Council candidates debated topics including the city’s approach to homelessness and whether councilors … Read more

Redmond mayoral candidates to answer questions at Rotary event

Redmond mayoral candidates Ed Fitch and George Endicott will take questions during a lunch forum … Read more

Dam leak turns Bend’s Mirror Pond into mudflat

Repairs to begin in early November

Bend residents visiting Mirror Pond recently saw exposed berms and portions of the bank normally … Read more

Autopsy: Bend woman was homicide victim, cause of death unknown

The state medical examiner has confirmed that Bend woman Sara Gomez died by homicide, but … Read more

Buehler invested $100K in tax credits, then blasted program

SALEM — Knute Buehler stumped on the floor of the Oregon House of Representatives to … Read more

State trail advisory council honors Deschutes County native

A Deschutes County native was honored by the Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council for his … Read more

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday

Supreme Court allows states to purge inactive voters, but process takes 10 years in Oregon

SALEM — Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 … Read more

Around the state

Klondike Fire prompts more evacuations — A Southern Oregon wildfire burning for months has flared … Read more

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before … Read more

Federal money flows into Deschutes Basin piping projects

USDA-backed project gets going near Tumalo, others planned

With the summer irrigation season winding down and the winter snowfall still on the horizon, … Read more

Candidates’ troubles cloud House race in Bend

Democrats dropped support from Boddie, then La Bell; Helt is GOP’s hope

The race for House District 54 could result in a missed opportunity for Democrats. When … Read more

Redmond parents’ message of compassion reaching millions

In nearly a year since their son’s suicide, a Redmond couple have helped raise thousands … Read more

Political activists clash in Portland, New York

No arrests but several injured in Portland

Street beatings and melees broke out on both coasts this weekend during confrontations involving the … Read more

An arrest turns the spotlight on vetting process for foster care

An Oregon foster care rule that appears to treat intimate partner abuse less seriously than … Read more

Around the state

Man dies after gunshot to the head —A Polk County man died after being shot … Read more

Oregon faces black-market marijuana problem

Illegal market grows in Deschutes County

Law enforcement authorities intercepted $48 million worth of black-market marijuana headed from Oregon to 37 … Read more

Washington cannabis regulations differ from Oregon

In Washington, the second state to start recreational sales of cannabis, regulators combat cannabis diversion … Read more

Man shot by Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy identified

Brandon Berrett shot twice by sheriff’s deputy Chris Jones

Deschutes County authorities identified the man shot twice by a sheriff’s deputy in north Bend … Read more

Climbers gather to clean up Meadow Camp area

Armed with small brushes, volunteers cleaned chalk from climbing routes

About a dozen local rock climbers spent Saturday morning cleaning the parking lot, trails and … Read more

Deschutes County Commission candidates offer different views

Patti Adair, James Cook are campaigning for seat held by Baney

When Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney leaves office after 12 years next January, she’ll turn … Read more

Luna lets high schoolers earn credits in late-afternoon classes

Non-traditional program can help get students back on path to graduation

At an hour when her peers have finished their high school classes for the day, … Read more

St. Charles mulls closing Redmond birthing facility

Pregnant women would have to travel to Bend to deliver

St. Charles Health System is considering shutting down the family birthing center in Redmond, sending … Read more

Oregon has new rules for harvesting roadkill to eat

It will be legal to salvage roadkilled deer and elk to eat starting Jan. 1, … Read more

The search is on for every bee species

DUNDEE — No one knows just what bee species live in Oregon, which means we … Read more

State forestry skills competition has been changing with times

SCIO — Kaitlyn Kastet was able to pull herself a good 15 feet up the … Read more

Bend school librarian wins state honor

Cascade Middle School librarian named best secondary librarian in Oregon

Amy Wilde, a librarian at Cascade Middle School, was named the Secondary Library Teacher of … Read more

Bend Food Project keeps growing, but need remains

Charity continues growth in third year

Bend couple Sue and Larry Marceaux didn’t know what to expect when they launched the … Read more

Person shot at Fun Farm by deputy serving arrest warrant

A Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy shot a man on the Funny Farm property north of … Read more

Nearly 40 years later, Bend man searches for woman’s killer

Podcaster aims to ‘rattle loose a secret’ in murder of Mary Jo Templeton

This year, the retired officers who made up the Deschutes County Sheriff’s cold case team … Read more

Measure 104 would require super-majority vote to raise fees

Oregon voters are being asked to decide if lawmakers should be required to have a … Read more

Prescribed burns planned near Camp Sherman, Cabin Lake

The U.S. Forest Service is planning several prescribed burns across the Deschutes National Forest over … Read more

Seized Terrebonne horses up for adoption

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is accepting adoption applications until Oct. 19 for the more … Read more

Bend council race includes jailed candidate, incumbent and a newcomer

Boozell, Campbell and McCormick are running for a single council seat

A three-way race for a single seat on the Bend City Council includes a candidate … Read more

Trial set for FedEx driver cited in fatal collision with cyclist

Trenton Sage fighting failure to yield citation

A case involving expensive attorneys, a legal gray area, courtroom activists and potentially millions of … Read more

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