‘Thin Mints’ enjoy decades-long bond forged as Girl Scout leaders

Eight friends called the Thin Mints recall a decadeslong bond over their determination to establish and lead the Girl Scouts in Bend

A group of retired women in Bend share a strong bond that formed four decades … Read more

Charges dropped against men accused of starting Summer Lake wildfire

All charges were dropped against the three men accused of shooting at homemade exploding targets … Read more

Remains of WWII soldier from Oregon is identified 76 years after going MIA

PORTLAND — The remains of a World War II soldier from Oregon who went missing … Read more

To protect sage grouse, conservation groups ask judge to halt drilling plan

BOISE, Idaho — Four conservation groups have asked a judge to block a Trump administration … Read more

Around the state

Missing women on Mount Hood — A 27-year-old woman and her mother, who is visiting … Read more

Sisters School District has two seats up for election

The Sisters School Board has two competitive races on the May 21 special election ballot. … Read more

A young botanist and a former Bend mayor are vying for COCC board seat

The candidates want more online classes and de-escalated campus security

The candidates for the Central Oregon Community College board’s sole contested race have two similar … Read more

Featured photo: New day, new beginnings

A large crowd welcomed the sunrise while attending an Easter Sunday service held by Antioch … Read more

Erosion works away at Oregon’s Haystack Rock

CANNON BEACH — A boy picked up a chunk of stone and started methodically smashing … Read more

Musician reunited with prized guitar stolen in Bend

Fruition frontman got instrument as gift from luthier

On Nov. 15, Portland folk-bluegrass rockers Fruition played to a packed and raucous house at … Read more

Health community merging physical, mental health

Treating mental health could improve outcomes, save money in medical health

Physical and behavioral health have traditionally operated as two realms of the health care system. … Read more

Around the state

Uber passenger dies in crash — Portland Police say a man driving a stolen pickup … Read more

Photos: Bend Earth Day Parade marches through downtown

Dressed as a rooster, Cameron Clark walks down Wall Street with his daughter Liliana Clark, … Read more

Law allowing roadkill salvage proves popular

SALEM — Three months in, Oregonians have embraced a law that lets them claim for … Read more

Around the state

Portland Police investigating pedestrian’s death — Portland Police are investigating the circumstances leading to a … Read more

Purchase price of Lara house ‘well in excess of $5,500’ in 1919

Compiled by the Deschutes County Historical Society from archived copies of the Bulletin at the … Read more

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

Firm questions Bend contract award for transportation bond PR

Transportation bond PR firm is same that did work for gas tax in 2015

A consulting firm that the city of Bend didn’t select to do polling and public … Read more

Culver schools’ therapy dogs bring joy and comfort to students and staff

One dog, Stetson, was named to Oregon Animal Hall of Fame in March for his years of therapy work

CULVER — It was quiet in Jamie Fritz’s kindergarten class at Culver Elementary School — … Read more

La Bell settles Rebecca Foundation allegations

Former House candidate and state agree to nonprofit ban, possible fine

SALEM — Former House candidate Amanda La Bell will be barred from running a nonprofit … Read more

Ethics commission accepts settlement for Cylvia Hayes

SALEM — The Oregon Ethics Commission accepted a settlement agreement with former First Lady Cylvia … 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

Around the state

Records: Writer was near husband’s work at time of killing — Unsealed court documents say … 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

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