U.S. EPA finds 18 barrels, some intact, in recovery effort at Oregon’s Wallowa Lake

A remotely operated underwater vehicle identified 18 barrels at the bottom of Wallowa Lake on … Read more

Economic analysis gives a Southern Oregon natural gas project a boost

A proposed natural gas pipeline would generate more than $5.3 million annually in property taxes … Read more

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Bodies found of missing mother and son — The bodies of a missing Salem mother … Read more

Prineville man, 18, hunts ‘creeps,’ whether cops like it or not

DA, Police have asked Cougar Joanis to stop Crook County Creep Catchers

Life has been complicated lately for Cougar Joanis. One year out of high school and … Read more

Bend seeks answers for sluggish Juniper Ridge development

Committee appointed to review roadblocks to development

For years, the city of Bend’s industrial land in the northeast part of town — … Read more

Wyden addresses election, wildfires at Prineville town hall

At Prineville town hall, Wyden addresses fire prevention as well as teen suicide, election interference and other concerns

PRINEVILLE — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden hosted a town hall meeting Saturday in the Crook … Read more

Oregon would object to dismissal of Frank Gable’s murder conviction

State won’t oppose release to federal supervision or custody for man accused in Oregon prisons chief’s 1989 death

The Oregon Department of Justice objects to a federal judge vacating Frank Gable’s sentence for … Read more

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Roadways open at Crater Lake — The North Entrance Road and West Rim Drive in … Read more

Limits on Oregon campaign money are dead, but voters may get a say

Limits on campaign donations in one of America’s biggest money states will have to wait … Read more

School iPad shows porn to 9-year-old after ‘bouncing balls’ search

School district says it has strong filters for obscene material

About two weeks ago, a 9-year-old Bend girl saw a pornographic image on her school-issued … Read more

Bend man presumed drowned at Wickiup Reservoir identified

Officials identified the man presumed drowned Thursday at Wickiup Reservoir as Michael Mead, 29, of … Read more

Couple in viral teen fight video arraigned in court

Bend mother says video only shows one side

The Bend mother and her boyfriend who were seen in viral Facebook videos goading the … Read more

Warm Springs residents adjust to life without reliable water

Water will shut off for repair Tuesday

A month ago, Carina Miller didn’t give much thought to routine daily tasks such as … Read more

New Oregon watercraft permit causing confusion

Change in law gets different readings from a state agency and some lawmakers

SALEM — A new watercraft permit approved by the Legislature is causing confusion in the … Read more

Featured photos: So long, school

Friday was the last day of school for the more than 18,300 students of Bend-La … Read more

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OSU: Cyberattack exposed student data — Oregon State University officials say a cyberattack exposed the … Read more

States face resistance over vaccine measures

Oregon, other states could not pass nonmedical vaccination exemptions

As measles spread across the nation earlier this year, 71 residents of Vancouver, Washington, fell … Read more

Lawmakers move to create an equity office to curb harassment

SALEM — Lawmakers in the House have agreed to overhaul a rule addressing harassment and … Read more

Bend man believed drowned at Wickiup Reservoir

Divers searching lake for unidentified man

Search efforts are continuing for a 29-year-old Bend man who officials believe drowned at Wickiup … Read more

Property owner fights proposed food-cart pod near Box Factory

Parking, appeal fees cited as issues involving project

A property owner is paying a hefty fee to fight a food-cart pod that she … Read more

How to stay safe floating the Deschutes River this summer

River traffic in Bend increased by 18% from 2017 to 2018

With another busy summer approaching, Bend Park & Recreation District is asking people to stay … Read more

COCC trims spending in new, $93 million budget

The college expects enrollment to drop by 5% in 2019-20

Central Oregon Community College has made more than $4 million in cuts in its $93.4 … Read more

Mobile food pantry opens in Prineville

Truck gives those in need access to pantry items, fruits and vegetables

A mobile food pantry program debuted Thursday in Prineville, and delivered fresh food directly to … Read more

Fireworks patrols coming to Bend

Task force will pair police, firefighters

Bend Police and Bend Fire departments will team up this year to crack down on … Read more

Public defenders mobilize for pay, staffing overhaul

SALEM — Facing an ever-mounting caseload, dozens of public defenders in Oregon walked out of … Read more

Hazardous waste collection events planned in Redmond, La Pine, Sisters

Three household hazardous waste collection events will take place in Deschutes county this summer, giving … Read more

Electric-powered boats not coming to paddle-only lakes anytime soon

Law lifting ban will take time to implement on affected lakes, including nine in Deschutes County

SALEM — Electric-powered boats won’t start appearing soon on 21 state lakes, rivers and waterways … Read more

Shotgun blast in moving SUV tears fingers from man’s hand

Teens were firing from window while driving from Redmond to La Pine

One 18-year-old man allegedly shot another in the hand late Monday night while firing a … Read more

Emergency fix coming in Warm Springs water crisis

Water pipe break will force shutoff of running water during repair

A broken pipe and failing water pumps have left Warm Springs without a reliable source … Read more

Law seeks to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions by mapping migration routes

Questions remain over how to fund future animal passages

A new law that seeks to cut down the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions on roads … Read more

Seasonal warning for cyanobacterial algal blooms in place for Lake Billy Chinook

Health officials say consistent data is difficult to obtain, so a seasonal warning is smart

Look before you leap. That is the advice given by the Oregon Health Authority to … Read more

Lumber executive funds effort to overturn business tax

The effort to overturn Oregon’s new multibillion-­dollar business tax got a major boost Wednesday, when … Read more

Oregon wildlife managers consider updates to elk management

ASTORIA — Oregon wildlife managers are considering updates to the state’s elk management strategy, officials … Read more

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Oregon joins National Popular Vote agreement — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a measure that … Read more

St. Charles Bend earns stroke care distinction

The American Stroke Association gave St. Charles Bend an award recognizing its high-quality care of … Read more

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