Roundabout at Shevlin Park Road, Mt. Washington should reopen next week

Intersection has been closed since mid-May, causing detours and delays in the area

The end is near for detours and delays caused by the construction-related closure at the … Read more

Oregon’s climate bill is dead, top Democrats say

SALEM — Six days into a walkout by Senate Republicans, Gov. Kate Brown and Democratic … Read more

Icelandic brewery to open in Portland

Iceland’s KEX Brewing this fall plans to become the latest European craft brewery to set … Read more

Around the state

Sentencing for bike path booby traps — Two people who strung booby traps along a … Read more

Friends say Sunriver pilot killed in crash has a passion for flying

Kevin Padrick flew stunt planes, gliders and seaplanes but was also an avid outdoorsman

The Sunriver man who died Saturday when his seaplane crashed in the Deschutes River was … Read more

Wildfire smoke to spread across U.S.

Health problems expected to increase, scientists say

BILLINGS, Mont. — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires … Read more

U.S. Highway 97 near La Pine open after 3 vehicle accident

Multiple people were reportedly injured in a three-vehicle accident that briefly closed U.S. Highway 97 … Read more

Walden town halls planned in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, will hold town hall meetings in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson … Read more

POW/MIA Highway still needs Senate approval

The House voted 56-0 on Tuesday to approve House Bill 3452, which would name the … Read more

Senate president: Not enough votes for Oregon climate bill

SALEM — The president of the Oregon Senate said Tuesday there weren’t enough votes in … Read more

Retiring Deschutes County judge reflects on career

A. Michael Adler retiring at end of June

Deputies in Red Bluff, California, should have done more to get murderer Edwin Lara an … Read more

Stalemate in Legislature endangers dozens of bills

Walkout by GOP senators stalls Legislature facing Sunday deadline to adjourn

SALEM — Who will blink? What if no one blinks? Those were the questions of … Read more

Bend-La Pine school board looking at $505.8 million budget Tuesday

Biggest spending increases go towards PERS, bond-funded construction

Bond-funded construction projects and rising pension costs have resulted in a potential budget increase of … Read more

Oregon may have a new problem: cybersecurity

A January data breach at the Department of Human Services exposed the confidential information of … Read more

Whooping cough case reported at Bend Park and Rec camp

Letter went to parents on Friday

A case of whooping cough was reported at a Bend Park & Recreation District summer … Read more

Prineville man arrested after alleged four-hour standoff with police

A Prineville man was allegedly in a four-hour standoff with Prineville police officers and Crook … Read more

Forest Grove man arrested after road rage incident involving a gun

A Forest Grove man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun at a driver … Read more

Around the state

Deputy saves runaway reptiles — Whoever says tortoises are slow hasn’t worked for the Clackamas … Read more

COCC fully compliant with ‘Kaylee’s Law’ after de-policing security force

Bend police chief praises COCC’s steps to ‘de-police’ security force

Central Oregon Community College is likely the only Oregon college in compliance with the newly … Read more

More spring Chinook returning to Deschutes Basin

46 upper basin spring Chinook have returned, compared to five that returned last year

The number of spring chinook returning from the Pacific Ocean is down this year across … Read more

ODOT, Sisters airport reach settlement of lawsuits

ODOT had accused airport of misusing grant funds

After a lengthy legal dispute between the Sisters Eagle Airport and the Oregon Department of … Read more

High-tech tools help with 2020 census in remote areas

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Census Bureau is using new high-tech tools to help get … Read more

Records show how Oregon failed mentally ill patients

Mary’s guardian all but predicted the suicide attempt. Mary, 67, had lived for six years … Read more

Pilot in fatal Sunriver plane crash identified

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday identified the pilot found dead after a plane … Read more

Paperwork puzzle hides owner of plane in Medford crash

Two weeks after a small plane crashed on the front lawn of a Medford home, … Read more

Parking limited to four hours at McKay Parks

New parking division to help address future issues

The city has limited parking to four hours around McKay Park after receiving complaints about … Read more

Seaplane crashes in Deschutes River; 1 dead

Witness said he watched the plane and knew the pilot was in trouble

SUNRIVER — One man was killed and another man hospitalized after a seaplane crashed in … Read more

Thousands gather in Bend to celebrate Pride

Thousands of people made their way through Bend’s Drake Park on Saturday for the 15th … Read more

Deputy kills cougar in Cascade Locks

CASCADE LOCKS, — A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a cougar after deeming it a … Read more

Oregon seeks review of ruling that tossed 1993 murder sentences

PORTLAND — Oregon’s Department of Justice will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review last … Read more

Around the state

Arraignment in death of woman, son — Michael Wolfe was arraigned Friday in Yamhill County … Read more

Jordan Cove claims 82% landowner support for LNG project

COOS BAY — Jordan Cove announced it has secured 82% of easements with landowners along … Read more

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