Hazelnut harvest falls short of expectations

SALEM — Hazelnut growers in Oregon were anticipating a record-high crop in 2018, although it … Read more

Sunriver Nature Center seeking $5 million for major expansion

The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory recently launched a campaign to raise $5 million for … Read more

Veterans saluted at Bend parade

Bend celebrated Veterans Day Sunday with the 19th annual parade in downtown. It is a … Read more

Feds work to disrupt traffickers in Oregon

Drugs targeted are heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone

A California physician illegally prescribed more than 12,000 pills of oxycodone to drug traffickers in … Read more

Eugene Mission expands veterans assistance program

When he was released from jail in late September, Eric Parnell had one of two … Read more

Oregon teen mayor: People can serve no matter their age

PORTLAND — The teenager elected mayor of his small Oregon city plans to be a … Read more

Around the state

Police officer in hospital after pipe attack — A Portland police officer was hospitalized with “serious … Read more

American flags properly retired in Redmond

Eagle Scout builds flag retirement pit

REDMOND — Underneath the flagpole outside the Redmond Veterans of Foreign Wars post is a … Read more

Bend High honors alumnus lost in the Vietnam War

Veterans advocate Dick Tobiason also honored during school’s annual ceremony

Bennie Lee Dexter attended Bend High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force before … Read more

911 audio tapes detail horrifying Bend break-in and killing

Family of accused shooter Tyler Herrick still mystified by his motives

Tyler Herrick ate dinner with his parents on the night of Oct. 19. They’d spent … Read more

Chili feed brings Bend community together

Event raises more than $5,000 for new exhibits and maintenance costs

Longtime Bend residents, and a few newcomers, filled the Deschutes Historical Museum on Saturday for … Read more

Bomb threat under investigation at OSU

Police are investigating a bomb threat discovered written on a bathroom stall in an Oregon … Read more

Are Oregon’s cougars being overhunted?

There is disagreement among experts

PORTLAND — A fatal cougar attack has reignited debates over hound hunting and cougar management … Read more

Friends remember woman murdered in Marion County

Friends remember Tricia Lynn Hall as “sassy,” fun-loving and kind, the type of person who … Read more

Around the state

Found roosters up for adoption Russel Crow, Dr. Pecker, Cluck Norris and dozens of other … Read more

Bend park district talks affordable housing

Changes to system development charge could help affordable housing

With housing costs rising throughout Central Oregon, the Bend Park & Recreation District is exploring … Read more

As women make gains on Bend City Council, focus shifts to diversity

With three women on the council, it comes close to gender parity

When the new members of the Bend City Council take office Jan. 2, the seven-member … Read more

Police identify pedestrian killed in Redmond

Woman struck Thursday evening on SE Veterans Way

A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday evening in Redmond. The accident happened just before … Read more

Red Cross to help Bendites prepare for Cascadia earthquake

With the specter of a massive earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone looming, the American … Read more

Is Deschutes County shedding its “red” label in elections?

Voting patterns becoming closer to western part of state than east

SALEM — Deschutes County voted a lot more like the Willamette Valley on Tuesday than … Read more

Oregon Democrats have the numbers for 2019 agenda

Governorship, legislative ‘supermajorities’ could lead to swift action

SALEM — With sweeping wins in races for governor and the Legislature, Oregon Democrats see … Read more

More school days? Panel considers idea

SALEM — Among the policy ideas lawmakers are considering for Oregon’s troubled education system are … Read more

Around the state

Protest limits — The Portland City Council heard testimony on an ordinance that would give … Read more

Low flows, dry winter could spell trouble for Crooked River fish

Managers must balance water storage for irrigation against the needs of fish

It could be a tough winter for redband trout and other fish living in the … Read more

‘Rapid response protest’ in Bend

Local groups, including the Deschutes Democrats, Indivisible Bend, The Vocal Seniority and 350Deschutes, planned the … Read more

After election, legal scholars, lawmakers focus on Oregon’s jury law

Allowing juries to reach verdict without a unanimous vote could be eliminated

When Louisiana voters struck down a law on Tuesday that allowed juries to convict someone … Read more

Cheri Helt may keep school board seat despite election to Legislature

Bend lawmaker says she wants to stay connected to local schools

Cheri Helt, newly elected to represent Bend in the state House, may not step down … Read more

Around the state

Man killed in explosions — Authorities say a man was killed when two explosions occurred … Read more

Bend City Council OKs more funding for Empire Avenue extension

Work could start in 2019 on the road in northeast Bend, wrap up by mid-2020

The Bend City Council agreed Wednesday to shell out about $2.5 million to continue extending … Read more

OSU-Cascades is younger, more diverse due to largest-ever first-year class

Official enrollment numbers show 23 percent of first-year students are people of color

Oregon State University-­Cascades’ current first-year and transfer student populations are officially the young university’s largest … Read more

Santiam ski lodge added to national historic register

Work to begin in the spring to restore historic lodge

The Santiam Pass Ski Lodge west of Sisters, which is being restored back to its … Read more

Bend teen arrested for allegedly dealing drugs to high schoolers

A Bend teenager was arrested for allegedly supplying drugs — including cocaine, ecstasy and Xanax … Read more

Crooked River Ranch voters sink Redmond school bond

The bond barely passed in Deschutes County portions of district

The Redmond School District’s $70 million bond measure is likely to fail despite its narrow … Read more

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