Police investigate fake letter spread at a Bend high school

Dystopian-themed lesson goes awry after spread on social media

A memo with Bend-La Pine Schools’ letterhead was passed among students earlier this week, stating … Read more

Ridgeview principal named Oregon High School Principal of the Year

Lee Loving, Ridgeview High School’s principal, was named the 2019 Oregon High School Principal of … Read more

Sisters man accused of online sexual corruption of a child

A 32-year-old Sisters man is accused of seeking a sexual relationship with a juvenile who … Read more

Former deputy investigated for spending elderly father’s money

Son accused of making thousands in unauthorized purchases from father’s bank account

A former sheriff’s deputy from Gilliam and Wheeler counties could soon face charges he stole … Read more

Families, teachers excited to join North Star Elementary

New school’s principal revealed North Star’s nickname: The Navigators

The new North Star Elementary won’t open its doors to students until September, but families … Read more

No criminal charges against La Bell on election allegation

But 2018 House candidate could still face civil action by secretary of state

Former House candidate Amanda La Bell will not face criminal charges for submitting a false … Read more

Governor establishes board to tackle foster care crisis

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Thursday establishing an oversight board for … Read more

Environmental groups file another suit over national forest grazing

SALEM — Environmentalists are continuing their legal battle against grazing in a national forest in … Read more

Around the state

Harney County Sheriff to resign — Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward says he will resign … Read more

Bend committees hear goals for next two years

City says goals include for 3,000 new homes, affordable housing, traffic safety

Bend’s city committees now have a clearer idea of what their work for the next … Read more

Bend City Council says Worthy Brewing can have louder concert

Concert limited to 75 decibels, or the same as living room music

Worthy Brewing will be allowed to slightly exceed normal noise limits for an Earth Day … Read more

Dead trees marked for removal near Sisters

U.S. Forest Service crews are marking dead and dying trees they plan to remove alongside … Read more

Report: Oregon education agency failed on grad rates

Sixteen months after a scathing state audit said the Oregon Department of Education urgently needed … Read more

Appellate court vacates sentence of Redmond Five’s so called ringleader

Justices rule state can’t sentence 17-year-old to life without parole

The so-called ringleader of a group of teenagers who killed a Tumalo woman in 2001 … Read more

Group to U.S.: Protect Willamette fish

CORVALLIS — The federal government should take action to protect fish runs in the Willamette … Read more

Cylvia Hayes strikes new deal with ethics panel

Former “first lady” to pay $50,000 to settle 22 violations

SALEM — Former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes has a new deal to settle 22 … Read more

Redmond, Bend-La Pine schools to host suicide prevention training

Parents in Bend and Redmond will get to meet with local suicide-prevention experts and learn … Read more

Around the state

School poisoning — Students at an elementary school in Waldport, on the Oregon Coast, went … Read more

Bend man seeks Mirror Pond vote in November

Spencer Dahl wants assurances dam will remain before city approves dredging funds

A Bend man wants voters to prevent the city of Bend from contributing to the … Read more

Bend park district renovating beach at Riverbend Park

The sand will be replaced with coarse gravel to reduce erosion, make slope more gradual

The Bend Park & Recreation District is renovating a popular access point to the Deschutes … Read more

Man sentenced to prison for abandoning baby in woods

Ohio man left baby son alone in woods with broken bones, meth in blood

The Ohio man who abandoned his baby alone in the woods outside Bend with a … Read more

With governor’s signature, Redmond reverses affordable housing defeat

Gov. Brown signs bill to retroactively qualify city for state program

SALEM — With the aid of some creative legislative math and a flourish of Gov. … Read more

Oregon foster care system gets targeted by federal lawsuit

SALEM — Oregon’s foster care system has failed to shield children from abuse, and they … Read more

Judge gives max sentence to hotel manager who beat public defender with bat

Oscar Canas insults victim he made march through Madras at night in November

MADRAS — A former hotel manager was in Jefferson County Circuit Court Tuesday for sentencing … Read more

Around the state

4-year-old falls from second-­story window — Authorities say a 4-year-old fell from a second-story window … Read more

Boat inspection stations open around Oregon

Inspection stations are open across Oregon for boaters to check for aquatic invasive species attached … Read more

Deschutes libraries to put radio-frequency ID tags in all materials

Staff say the tags will ease check-in and out processes, increase security

By the end of 2019, every book, CD, DVD and audiobook in the Deschutes Public … Read more

Walden pledges support for Bend Parkway improvements

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, told Bend and Deschutes County leaders he would support … Read more

Judge denies release for man accused of videotaping relatives

Mark Allen Anderson is accused of livestreaming girl without her knowledge

An Ione man was denied release from jail while awaiting trial for allegedly videotaping his … Read more

Capitol round-up: Helt named to state school board

Voting, housing and roadkill also in the news

SALEM — State Rep. Cheri Helt, R-Bend, has been chosen by Secretary of State Bev … Read more

Officers fatally shoot Washington state deputy’s suspected killer after manhunt

Suspect was the half-brother of the man convicted of killing an Oregon police chief 8 years ago

The man suspected of fatally shooting a southwest Washington sheriff’s deputy was the half-brother of … Read more

Around the state

2 schools on lockdown after man fires shotgun — Authorities say a 66-year-old man was … Read more

Program hopes to save lives by giving free helmets to children

The Center Foundation stresses safety while handing out helmets to third-graders

Every year, 400,000 children under 15 in the United States are treated in emergency rooms … Read more

School district sued for 2-hour interrogation of middle schooler

Family of boy alleges due process violations, false imprisonment

In February 2018, as schools around the country faced fears of another school shooting in … Read more

Third section of canal added to national historic registry

Property owners nominated 3.4-mile section of COID canal

A third section of canal overseen by the Central Oregon Irrigation District has been placed … Read more

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