Bend to appeal hotel tax lawsuit

City wants to use tourism tax to fix roads

The city of Bend plans to appeal a court ruling that prohibited the city from … Read more

Video conferencing gives doctors a vital link to patient care

The practice can save patients thousands of dollars in transportation costs

Telemedicine has long been touted as a cost-efficient way to provide care to people in … Read more

Bend City Council hikes sewer, water, developer fees

Funds will pay to complete Murphy Road and Empire Boulevard

Bend homeowners and developers will pay higher fees to cover the cost of completing Empire … Read more

Teacher: Mascot violates state rules

EUGENE — An Oregon teacher has filed a complaint claiming a school district’s new mascot … Read more

Around the state

ICE facility closed as protests continue — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in … Read more

Capitol roundup: Guns, taxes and elections

An Oregon gun initiative is out while a lawsuit is on

SALEM — Two tax issues, gun control, and the return of a Bend political activist … Read more

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Second minor pleads guilty in marijuana robbery

15-year-old will serve 5 years and 8 months

The second minor to be charged as an adult in the January shooting of a … Read more

In Bend, child care may be harder to find than housing

Workers and employers alike feel crunch of long child care waiting lists

When Wintress Lovering decided to return to work and started looking for child care for … Read more

Park district, school district look at unique agreement

New fields on Bend-La Pine parcel to be developed by park district

The Bend Park & Recreation District and Bend-La Pine Schools are looking at a unique … Read more

Federal government nixes Bend Parkway grant

Local leaders had hoped for $60M to $70M in funding

A federal grant that local leaders hoped would provide $60 million to $70 million to … Read more

No radio solution in sight for 911 district

Cops in flatter cities experience fewer problems than those in hilly Bend

Nearly a year after Deschutes County’s 911 district went live with a new digital radio … Read more

Sunriver hires new police, fire chiefs

Cory Darling will serve as police chief, Tim Moor as fire chief

The Sunriver Service District didn’t have to look too far to fill the city’s police … Read more

Bend Mayor Roats running for council re-election, not for mayor

Roats will not try to become the city’s first elected mayor

An increasingly crowded field of people hoping to become Bend’s first elected mayor includes two … Read more

In Medford, teachers, parents report an increase in disruptive students

MEDFORD — The academic year is done, but school districts have an ongoing assignment: figuring … Read more

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12 years after felony conviction, man convinces Deschutes judge to restore gun rights

Nakkii White was forbidden from owning guns because he got caught hacking ATMs, so he developed one of the world’s most powerful air rifles

A convicted felon from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, traveled to Bend earlier this month and convinced … Read more

Capitol report: ODOT faults Bend’s ‘drinking culture’; Walden calls for immigration reform

Meanwhile, a change at local child welfare office

SALEM — On the front burner in political circles nationwide is the hot-button issue of … Read more

DA blasts Jack in the Box shooter, but says he acted in self-defense

Hummel calls views of Medford man Robert Garris ‘repulsive’

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel announced Monday he will not charge the Medford man … Read more

McKenzie Pass Highway reopens after 10 months

Scenic pass opens after damaging wildfire

When the Old McKenzie Pass Highway opened Monday to motor vehicles, it was the first … Read more

Food-tax ban makes fall ballot

Also, Supreme Court OKs gun storage title

Voters will get to weigh in this November on an initiative that would ban all … Read more

Around the state

Rogue River drowning — James Dawson, 39, of Grants Pass, drowned Saturday afternoon in the … Read more

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Deschutes County approves $383.7 million budget

The Deschutes County Commission unanimously approved its $383.7 million budget Monday. The approved budget includes … Read more

Low ridership prompts Cascades East Transit to drop route

Route 12 has the lowest ridership of the 10 routes in Bend

The Route 12 bus was empty when it pulled to a stop by Oregon State … Read more

Sisters looking at tax for affordable housing

City has no firm plan for how 1 percent excise tax would be used

The city of Sisters could hike taxes on new homes and commercial buildings to pay … Read more

A stone engraving leads to a historical investigation

LA GRANDE — It is a stone of mystery, one with a message to share. … Read more

On the hunt in Oregon for a rare fox

Biologists are finding greater numbers in Oregon of Sierra Nevada red fox

In a dense forest at the base of Mount Bachelor, two wildlife biologists slowly walked … Read more

COCC’s new head of safety has years of experience but faces challenges

Community college still pressured to de-police its campus security force

Two years after the slaying of a Central Oregon Community College student by a campus … Read more

Live birth, shearing highlight alpaca festival

Harvest season celebrated with ranch tours, music, demonstrations

TERREBONNE — Visitors had a front-row seat to the daily operations of an alpaca ranch … Read more


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

Education notes

College notes • Kristine Gu, of Bend, has graduated from Tulane University with a doctor … Read more

Man gives homeless people free haircuts

EUGENE — The buzz of the cordless clippers is barely audible over the din of … Read more

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