Bend woman killed in car crash in Canada

Charlotte Van Valkenburg was coach of Summit High robotics team, mother of 2

A woman who coached robotics teams in Bend died in a car crash that also … Read more

Eugene company starts delivering its electric vehicles

Arcimoto begins production of its first three-wheeled ‘fun utility vehicles’

Arcimoto is here. It took a dozen years to get the three-wheeled electric brainchild of … Read more

Strikes looming for 29,000 Northwest workers

Union members for university, grocery and health care have authorized strikes

Tensions are rising in three major labor disputes that involve about 29,000 Northwest workers. Strikes … Read more

Death-penalty decision met with anger, joy

SALEM — Republican lawmakers were left fuming and justice reform advocates elated after Oregon’s governor … Read more

Oregon schools record poorest test scores in 5 years

PORTLAND — Oregon schools have recorded their poorest performance in the five-year history of Oregon’s … Read more

Bend man arrested for alleged threats against Bend High

21-year-old is not a student

A 21-year-old Bend man was arrested for allegedly threatening Bend High School students and staff … Read more

1 killed in semitruck collision on Highway 97 south of La Pine

A La Pine man died in a head-on collision that closed U.S. Highway 97 Thursday … Read more

SW 61st and Quarry to close west of Canal Boulevard in Redmond

Two major roads south of Redmond, SW 61st Street and SW Quarry Avenue, will be … Read more

Remains discovered north of Bend identified

The human remains found Sunday near the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and Robal Road … Read more

State testing participation jumps in Bend-La Pine high schools, plummets at Ridgeview High

Testing opt-outs for 11th graders increased by about 40% at Ridgeview

For two straight years, the Oregon Department of Education reported no data from state test … Read more

Court conundrum: Judge orders man on house arrest evicted

Ted Settlemier, again accused of domestic violence, again asks judge to modify release

Theodore Holland “Ted” Settlemier has been on court-ordered house arrest since July while he awaits … Read more

New Deschutes County landfill decision stalls

Commission chair raises concern over other aspects of waste management plan

A plan to move forward with a new Deschutes County landfill stalled after a county … Read more

City Council hears proposal to move Les Schwab building

Move to Third Street would require zone change; public has more time to comment

Representatives of Les Schwab Tire Center made a case as to why their flagship store … Read more

Around the state

West Nile cases — There’s been a small outbreak of West Nile virus infections east … Read more

Oregon activists push for nation’s strictest gun storage laws

SALEM — Carol Manstrom says she lost her 18-year-old son when he grabbed his father’s … Read more

Portland research shows vaping illness may not be new

In 2011, Cathy Markin, a lung doctor at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, had … Read more

Go Clean Energy Conference comes back to Bend

Event focused on green living back for third year

People are invited to learn how to live more sustainably at the Go Clean Energy … Read more

Youth-led climate strike coming to downtown Bend Friday

It will coincide with global strikes led by activist Greta Thunberg

A youth-led climate strike will take place in downtown Bend Friday afternoon to urge the … Read more

Brown: No special session to ‘fix’ death penalty law

Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday announced she would not call a special session to address … Read more

U.S. approves releasing nonnative insect to control thistle in the West

BOISE, Idaho — Federal officials have approved turning loose a nonnative insect to feed on … Read more

Proposed Oregon shipping facilities get funding

State transportation panel OKs first-round of funding

THE DALLES — Oregon transportation officials have authorized the first round of funding for two … Read more

Without a deal, state university workers will strike

PORTLAND — Workers at seven public universities in Oregon have voted to authorize a strike … Read more

Redmond middle school locked down briefly for student with knife

Police clear scene after 15 minutes

Elton Gregory Middle School was briefly locked down Wednesday morning after a student used a … Read more

Black Butte Ranch fire district levy passes

A levy to maintain staffing and service levels for the Black Butte Ranch Rural Fire … Read more

Zero-waste guru coming to Bend

Bend residents interested in reducing the amount of garbage they produce can get practical tips … Read more

Madras bank robber sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

Tyler Wayne Fuller convicted of drug conspiracy, bank robbery

A Madras man who was found guilty of robbing a bank on the day of … Read more

‘Forever chemicals’ found in water at Oregon National Guard bases, school

EPA considers levels safe, but Washington, D.C., group disagrees

The supply of drinking water at the Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program on Dodds … Read more

Bend Park & Rec sees student influx in after-school program

Park district reports a 66% jump over last year in response to Bend-La Pine schedule changes

Participation in the after-­school program Kids Inc. jumped by 66% in response to scheduling changes … Read more

Oregon asks U.S. Supreme Court to step in on teen murder sentences

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Justice is taking the Salem case of twin brothers … Read more

Former La Pine dog breeder sentenced for neglect

A former La Pine dog breeder, who had 53 dogs seized from her property in … Read more

Old Bend-Redmond Highway to close Thursday

Repairs needed after concrete truck crash in August

The Old Bend-Redmond Highway will be closed from Rogers Road to U.S. Highway 20 between … Read more

Around the state

Oregon’s GOP House minority leader is out — Oregon House Minority Leader Carl Wilson said … Read more

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