Capitol roundup: Walden town hall next month

Also, Richardson cancer update, single-home zoning ban, Merkley’s bids and Hayes’ fines

The capitols in Salem and Washington, D.C., are both decked out in holiday bunting, but … Read more

Park district adds new condition to Mirror Pond support

The Bend Park & Recreation District formally approved allocating $300,000 toward dredging Mirror Pond, but … Read more

Former Deschutes County sheriff Darrell Davidson dead at 75

Davidson began his sheriff’s office career as a patrolman in 1966

Former Deschutes County sheriff Darrell Dee Davidson has died near his home in Tucson, Arizona. … Read more

Around the state

BBB: Quilt company with Salem address is scam — The Better Business Bureau has given … Read more

Redmond Senior Center makes plans to stay afloat

Program serves growing older population in Redmond with meals, activities

The Redmond Senior Center was on the verge of closing earlier this year due to … Read more

Deschutes County likely to approve low-density rezoning near Bend

The Deschutes County Commission appears likely to sign off on a proposal to rezone about … Read more

Nurses accuse St. Charles of unfair labor practices

Nurses allege hospital threatened them over union work, workplace staffing

Nurses working at St. Charles Bend have alleged that the hospital threatened them after they … Read more

Judge rules blood draw in impaired driving case is admissible

Shantel Witt is accused of killing Marika Stone while impaired with drugs

A Deschutes County Circuit Court judge ruled Monday that a blood sample drawn from a … Read more

High wind warning issued for Central Oregon

National Weather Service warns of downed trees, power outages

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for Central Oregon for Monday evening … Read more

Giant waves slam West Coast

A series of storm systems, driven by persistent low pressure near Alaska, is churning waters … Read more

Escapees who drank hand sanitizer, fled on sheriff’s ATV, are sentenced

Judge calls case ‘one of the dumbest things I’ve seen in a while’

Two Deschutes County jail inmates are headed back to jail following an escape attempt Judge … Read more

Marijuana pesticide contamination worries neighboring Oregon farmers

Their chemicals could contaminate valuable crop

SALEM — Concerns about pesticide drift are nothing new in agriculture, but the issue has … Read more

Lawmakers revisit worker protections for off-duty pot use

SALEM — Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who … Read more

Around the state

Richardson to remain on State Land Board Dennis Richardson, Oregon’s secretary of state and the … Read more

Intel will expand factories

Intel said Monday it plans to begin expanding its factories in Oregon and at two … Read more

Death investigation in downtown Bend

Bend police are investigating the death of a 34-year-old man found near the northern edge … Read more

Anti-trafficking group plans Bend training

An anti-sex-trafficking nonprofit group composed of retired veterans plans to host events about how to … Read more

COCC students lobby for on-campus child care

College says providing child care would force tuition increases, be logistically difficult

Oliver Tatom, a paramedic, part-time nursing student and father of two, is on a mission: … Read more

Apartments in Deschutes County pose greater recycling challenges than single-family homes

Officials seek to address problem amid emphasis on multifamily dwellings

Increasing the amount of recycling at apartments in Deschutes County is being discussed as a … Read more

Former Jefferson deputy accused of rape landed jobs despite past misconduct

Jefferson County recently fired man accused of rape

A gap in state oversight of armed officers allowed a former Hillsboro security guard who … Read more

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

Around the state

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

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