Yoncalla’s next mayor: 18 and ready to roll

ROSEBURG — Sure, it’s been a busy fall for Yoncalla’s 18-year-old mayor-elect, Ben Simons. But … Read more

Around the state

2nd sea turtle rescued — Authorities have rescued a sea turtle from an Oregon beach … Read more

Doctors explore link between childhood infections, mental illness

Syndrome points toward mental symptoms from common infections such as strep

Lori Goldsmith used to call her daughter Laid-back Layla. She was so easy going, so … Read more

Group spreads Christmas joy by giving trees to needy families

Christmas Tree Project in Bend operates out of its founder’s garage

Dan Tovrea is trying to make the best of this Christmas season — the first … Read more

Tumalo alpaca farm opens doors for the holidays

Visitors got a chance to see some of the farm’s 200 alpacas and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies

Families and friends came to a Tumalo alpaca farm Saturday to pet the fluffy animals … Read more

New Sisters city manager talks city’s future

Cory Misley spent more than two years as city manager of La Pine

When the city of Sisters was looking to fill its vacant city manager position, it … Read more

Bend woman’s gift drive takes off in 1993

Compiled by Don Hoiness from archived copies of The Bulletin at Deschutes County Historical Society. … Read more

Woman confronts rapist after 22 years

The young Portland woman would cruise along Burnside Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard … Read more

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Former teacher abused student A former substitute teacher at an elementary school near Portland has … Read more

Man hand-makes stringed instruments in backyard shop

HERMISTON — Les McMasters picks up his guitar and strums. Surrounded by bandsaws, tools and … Read more

Mayor’s chief of staff discloses romantic relationship

Michael Cox, chief of staff to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, formally disclosed Wednesday that he … Read more

Driver arrested after crashing into power pole

A driver was arrested early Saturday morning for alleged drunken driving after crashing into a … Read more

OSU-Cascades teams lobby lawmakers in Salem

Effort highlighted tuition costs, new student building

Facing fights over tuition and building priorities, a coalition of students, staff and supporters of … Read more

Commissioners ponder the future of garbage in Deschutes County

With Knott Landfill nearing capacity, county mulls $14 million new landfill

With Knott Landfill likely just a decade away from reaching capacity, it’s looking more likely … Read more

DA: Accused in cyclist death violated terms of release again

Shantel Witt, on house arrest, made unauthorized stop after court hearing

The Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office says Shantel Witt, accused of manslaughter in the 2017 … Read more

State Democrats provide a peek at some tax proposals

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature are gearing up to raise billions of dollars in taxes … Read more

Featured photos: Holiday canoes and kayaks

In what has become an annual tradition, paddlers decked their canoes, kayaks and paddleboards with … Read more

Bend man arrested on suspicion of drugging and sexually assaulting 2 women

One woman was allegedly responding to a Craigslist ad for renting a room

A Bend man was arrested by Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies Thursday night on suspicion of … Read more

Delayed garbage collection for Christmas, New Year’s Day

Bend-area garbage providers will not pick up garbage or items for recycling on Christmas Day … Read more

Proposed marijuana growing site sparks debate on ‘youth activity centers’

County commissioners rule 4-H doesn’t qualify for exemption

A proposed marijuana growing facility east of Bend looks to be headed for approval, after … Read more

Two years after Kaylee Sawyer’s murder, her family wants campus cops to change

Bend Police chief says COCC security endangers city, denies victims their rights

When Kaylee Sawyer’s father spoke at her killer’s sentencing in January, he promised he wouldn’t … Read more

Massive new public library envisioned for Bend

Deschutes County library system unveils plan for expansion at all branches

Deschutes County’s public library system recently unveiled a new facilities plan that features major improvements, … Read more

Redmond School Board approves new elementary science curriculum

The district has tested the curriculum in pilot classrooms since 2016

After two and a half years of testing the Amplify Science K-5 curriculum in classrooms, … Read more

Oregon Youth Challenge graduates largest class ever

Oregon Youth Challenge alternative high school graduates its largest class ever

The Oregon Youth Challenge Program graduated its largest-ever class Wednesday, with 139 students. The tuition-free, … Read more

Holocaust survivor is killed in Portland

PORTLAND — A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck … Read more

Oregon’s public defense system fails defendants and their lawyers, report says

A Boston-based nonprofit says Oregon’s public defense system has serious deficiencies and is in need … Read more

Redmond school officials want to send failed bond measure back to voters

Board, administrators consider trying again in 2019 or early 2020

REDMOND — A month after its $70 million bond suffered a narrow defeat at the … Read more

Bend group hears suggestions to lower rents

Build small, build dense, limit tourism, speakers say

Encouraging the building of smaller homes, removing barriers for new construction and discouraging tourism are … Read more

Around the state

Mt. Hood evacuates skiers from chairlift — Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort staff evacuated people … Read more

Straw ban, plastic bag tax, gun bill take shape in Salem

SALEM — The Legislature will consider a statewide tax on plastic bags and a ban … Read more

Bend science writer fights ‘felon’ label

Podcast host Brian Dunning says if you’ve done something wrong, ‘You need to get in front of it’

Leading science educator. Respected author. Celebrated podcaster. But Bend’s Brian Dunning has another label, one … Read more

Motorcyclist killed in Third Street crash identified

Davis Franco hit a pickup turning onto Third Street in Bend

The motorcyclist who died in an crash on SE Third Street in Bend on Tuesday … Read more

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