Culver schools on lockout after student threat

Classes resume as normal, but all exterior doors are locked

All doors to Culver’s schools were locked Wednesday after a middle school student allegedly threatened … Read more

Illegal marijuana grow operations found near Alfalfa

Authorities seized more than 1,000 marijuana plants and 200 pounds of processed marijuana from five … Read more

Around the state

Cemetery sued — The mother of an infant who died in 1996 is suing an … Read more

Oregon Republican accuses Democrats of creating hostile work environment

A Republican in the Oregon Senate lodged a handful of formal complaints against his Democratic … Read more

Oregon Teachers’ union to withhold contributions over PERS reforms

SALEM — A third Oregon union says it won’t endorse or contribute to primary campaigns … Read more

Bend to host its 20th annual Veterans Day parade

The 20th annual Veterans Day parade in Bend will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. … Read more

Canal trail in north Bend closed until July

The North Unit Irrigation District canal trail will be closed between NE Purcell Boulevard and … Read more

135-unit apartment complex under construction in Prineville

The building is expected to open in the fall of 2020

The fast-growing city of Prineville has had rock-bottom rental vacancy rates in recent years due … Read more

Horn-Garcia tells jury her life had unraveled

Defendant in starvation murder trial of 5-year-old girl spoke in her own defense

When Sacora Horn-Garcia finally testified in her own defense, she told the jury she had … Read more

Marijuana growers caught in the crosshairs of opt-out confusion

Commission to consider fixing ordinance to allow marijuana applications to move forward

At the end of this summer, Alex Eakin was a few steps away from realizing … Read more

Bend-La Pine’s 2019 graduating class mostly remains in Western U.S. for college

Central Oregon Community College remains most popular choice

For another year, the majority of college-bound graduates from Bend-La Pine Schools chose to attend … Read more

Vape ban hits Oregon businesses

Janna Collingwood moved from one shelf to another Tuesday at her vape shop in Portland, … Read more

Man leaves Redmond tire shop after 3 hour standoff with police

A man who barricaded himself Tuesday inside the Oregon Tire Shop in Redmond eventually left … Read more

Feds, Woodburn schools settle discrimination claim

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it reached a settlement agreement with the … Read more

OSU’s new research lab studies buildings made of mass timber

CORVALLIS — A new facility dedicated to researching and testing mass timber in commercial buildings … Read more

Horse infected with West Nile virus in Crook County

A horse in Crook County that became ill in September has been diagnosed with West … Read more

Gov. Kate Brown recall effort fails

Petition fails to get enough signatures for ballot

SALEM — Supporters of a petition to recall Gov. Kate Brown came up short of … Read more

Deschutes County Republicans chairman steps down

Paul deWitt cites health reasons

Paul deWitt stepped down as the chairman of Deschutes County Republicans on Thursday due to … Read more

Grand jury clears officer who killed PSU student

A grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer who shot and killed a 31-year-old … Read more

Northwest tribes: Nix Columbia River dams

THE DALLES — Two Northwest tribes on Monday demanded the removal of three major hydroelectric … Read more

Oregon may allow ‘bring your own’ food containers in stores

SALEM — Oregon may soon allow customers to “bring your own” reusable food containers to … Read more

Around the state

Prepaid ballot postage — Oregon election officials say they are restoring an obscure — but … Read more

Rejected Oregon forest measures draw lawsuit

SALEM — Backers of rejected ballot measures proposed by environmentalists to tighten Oregon’s forestry have … Read more

Climate change has some Willamette Valley farmers adapting an ancient way to grow food

Master gardener Darlene Gowen proudly stands next to a table full of tomatoes and potatoes … Read more

Oregon students’ mastery of Common Core math ranks 9th among 10 states

Of the 10 states that gave Smarter Balanced academic achievement tests to their students in … Read more

Road construction to fix six-way intersection in Redmond

SW 61st Street south of Redmond is closed between SW Young Avenue and S. Canal … Read more

Prescribed fire to shut down Shevlin Park Tuesday

78-acre burn expected to bring smoke to west Bend

A prescribed fire will take place on 78 acres in Shevlin Park on Tuesday and … Read more

State funding aims to improve early childhood education

Oregon’s Student Success Act will give $200 million statewide to improve and expand early childhood education

Oregon’s $1 billion-per-year Student Success Act, passed this spring, has received lots of attention for … Read more

‘The Last Blockbuster’ film in final stages

Documentary focuses on Bend as home to last Blockbuster video store in the world

Two filmmakers are putting the finishing touches on their full-length documentary about Bend being home … Read more

Oregon economy is strong, but key industry declines

Manufacturing slowdown is more pronounced here

Oregon’s economy continues to enjoy historic strength with the jobless rate hovering around 4% and … Read more

Salem-area program that sends teachers to students’ homes gets funding doubled

SALEM — Katrina Ohlemiller spends most of her afternoons and weekends not at home but … Read more

Grocery workers ratify ‘historic’ contract with Fred Meyer, Safeway

A “sizable majority” of members in a regional grocery workers union ratified a contract with … Read more

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