Around the state

Construction flagger killed in accident — Oregon State Police say a road construction flagger was … Read more

U.S. Highway 26 would be named POW/MIA Memorial Highway under proposed law

Bill honors Oregonians who have been prisoners of war or were missing in action

SALEM — Bend- area state lawmakers are sponsoring a bill to name U.S. Highway 26 … Read more

Oregon lawmakers vote on loophole that sent foster children to live with dangerous parents

Oregon child welfare workers will have to look for red flags before sending foster children … Read more

Oregon hate crime laws see first update since 1980s

SALEM — Oregon lawmakers unanimously sent the governor an overhaul of the state’s hate crime … Read more

Missing hiker found dead in Ochoco forest

A missing 83-year-old hiker was found dead Tuesday about two miles away from his campsite … Read more

Knott Road night paving to start Sunday

Nighttime paving work on Knott Road will begin Sunday evening and will continue through the … Read more

Legislature hurtles toward deadline

Major bills moved on Tuesday

SALEM — With as few as eight working days left before it is required to … Read more

Artist hits hurdles in Bend mural pursuit

Kaycee Anseth wants to create a mural at the Franklin Avenue pedestrian underpass

A local artist wants to create a mural to brighten up the wall of an … Read more

Housing bill just for Bend could spur redevelopment on Third Street

Democrats back Republican’s bill as it races to beat end-of-session deadline

SALEM — A late-night meeting, a “gut-and-stuff,” bipartisan support and bureaucratic help have combined to … Read more

New bill clarifies that easing restrictions for young offenders wouldn’t apply to those already in prison

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill intended to address concerns that easing some restrictions for … Read more

With 5 barrels out, Wallowa Lake recovery effort winds down

Three more barrels were hauled up Monday from the bottom of Wallowa Lake in an … Read more

Around the state

Multiple cougars spotted — Cougars have been recently sighted in two Hood River County cities. … Read more

More than 645,000 Oregonians affected by DHS data breach

Personal data of approximately 645,000 clients of Oregon’s Department of Human Services was compromised during … Read more

Oregon GOP wants to stop cap and trade

SALEM — Oregon Senate Republicans issued a thinly veiled threat Tuesday to block a vote … Read more

Factory in Israel delayed; Hillsboro on track

Israeli media report Intel is delaying construction of an $11 billion factory there amid declining … Read more

Baker County ends contract with state Rep. Greg Smith, who is also a developer

Commissioners: Ending contract is due to money, not performance

Baker County Commission Chairman Bill Harvey and Commissioner Bruce Nichols say their decision to not … Read more

Capitol Round-up: Legislature wrestles with what to pass, what to fund

Campaign finance, rural housing, university construction and boating are on the agenda

SALEM — The Legislature’s main focus on Monday was the epic House floor debate over … Read more

Real estate broker facing rape charges

Ted Settlemier has extensive history of stalking, violence against women

A local real estate agent whose attempted murder charges made headlines in 2014 is now … Read more

Senior Center classes move as construction moves forward

Center will re-open Sept. 3

Bend Senior Center activities and classes have temporarily moved to Marshall High School and Juniper … Read more

Police: Bodies of mom, son found where boy’s father cut wood outside Salem

SALEM — The bodies of an Oregon mother and her 3-year-old son were found more … Read more

Bend teacher expands her classroom management program

Lindsey Kealey is leaving teaching to coach teachers and parents on her PAWsitive Choices program

Kindergarten teacher Lindsey Kealey’s classroom management plan focused on teaching young students to make responsible … Read more

Democrats pass cap-and-trade bill in Oregon House

Bill moves to Senate; governor says she will sign sweeping climate legislation

SALEM — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state, after California, to … Read more

All 7 public universities raising tuition in Oregon

SALEM — All seven of Oregon’s public universities will raise tuition for the 2019-20 school … Read more

House proposes oil train fees to fund spill planning

SALEM — The Oregon House passed a bill Monday that would create new fees on … Read more

Around the state

Woman tumbles down garbage chute — A woman fell 16 stories down a garbage chute … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court revives Oregon wedding cake case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case of an Oregon cake shop fined … Read more

Authorities searching for Oregon City man’s body at Lake Billy Chinook

Patricio Pineda hit head while diving off pontoon boat

Authorities on Monday were still searching for an Oregon City man who fell into Lake … Read more

Featured photos: McKenzie Pass Highway opens

Drivers can traverse the winding McKenzie Pass Highway again. The Oregon Department of Transportation announced … Read more

High Desert Museum exhibit explores region’s role in space race

Exhibit explores Central Oregon’s role in space race

During the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union more than 50 … Read more

Crook County High School buys sawmill for classes

Educators say the sawmill will help students learn the entire cycle of forestry

Students at Crook County High School interested in forestry and natural resources will get to … Read more

Health inspection fees poised to increase by 8.5%

Increase necessary for annual cost increases

The owners of restaurants, food carts, pools and other similar facilities are poised to pay … Read more

U.S. EPA finds 18 barrels, some intact, in recovery effort at Oregon’s Wallowa Lake

A remotely operated underwater vehicle identified 18 barrels at the bottom of Wallowa Lake on … Read more

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