Gov. Brown signs ‘Kaylee’s Law’

Law named for Bend woman murdered by COCC campus security officer

SALEM— Gov. Kate Brown on Friday signed into law a bill meant to avert incidents … Read more

Memorial Day events ahead in Central Oregon

Veterans groups across the region plan ceremonies to honor nation’s war dead

Bob Cusick was one of the lucky ones. When Cusick visits Deschutes Memorial Gardens, he … Read more

Dungeness fleet back off Oregon Coast

BROOKINGS — Crabbing restrictions were lifted Friday along the South Coast after biotoxin levels in … Read more

Around the state

Man arrested in case of missing mother and son — Authorities say they’ve arrested a … Read more

Juvenile justice bill heads to the governor’s desk

Lawmakers late Thursday approved a series of significant changes to Oregon’s juvenile justice system that … Read more

Suit: TriMet, police failed to prevent fatal train attack

PORTLAND — The family of light-rail train stabbing victim Taliesin Namkai-Meche has filed a $10.1 … Read more

Gun-wielding landscaper, brother arrested after fight with former employee

Terrebonne man drove to victim’s campsite to settle dispute, say police

The owner of a local landscaping business and his brother were arrested Thursday night following … Read more

Bend man sues neighbors for injuries suffered in a dog fight

Jason Mark Wilson’s right arm and right hand were severely injured, court documents state

A Bend man is suing his neighbors for $750,000 after he was severely injured breaking … Read more

Suicide prevention groups turn to social media to save lives

Although unnerved at first, counselors have found that apps can help troubled teens find help

When Scott Vincent became a school resource officer at Summit High School in Bend, he … Read more

Deschutes County considers zoning changes for some farm, forestland

Opponents say changes would conflict with state law, harm wildlife

Proposed policy changes that would affect how forest and farmland could be rezoned and developed … Read more

Around the state

Police seek man in case of missing mother and son — Oregon authorities searching for … Read more

Southwest Airlines refused to help disabled Oregon passenger to restroom, suit alleges

A Fairview woman who suffers paralysis on her left side due to stroke-like symptoms is … Read more

Oregon Senate passes gun bill

SALEM — Democrats in the Oregon Legislature pushed through a gun control bill Thursday after … Read more

Man gets prison for threatening a shooting spree at Eugene church

A 69-year-old Eugene man was sentenced Wednesday to one year and three months in federal … Read more

Police: Portland high school student’s gun carried 1 round

Coach who subdued student honored by state, national officials

The shotgun a Parkrose High School student brought to class last week, leading to him … Read more

Oregon Senate passes PERS reforms

The Oregon Senate suspended its rules on Thursday to rush a vote on Democratic leaders’ … Read more

Bend backs state law to allow lower residential speed limits

An amendment would expand the number of streets were traffic could be slowed

SALEM — The city of Bend is backing legislation that would allow it to lower … Read more

Motorcyclist sues Deschutes County and unnamed cyclists after crash

Man seeks $2.2 million in damages

Deschutes County is being sued for negligence by a man who was injured in a … Read more

Sisters man arraigned on child porn charges

George Staab’s court appearance prompts furious courtroom outbursts

A Sisters man made his first court appearance in a child pornography case Wednesday during … Read more

Deschutes County appears to be moving forward with mental health crisis center

$1 million in grant funding no longer in jeopardy

It appears Deschutes County will move forward with a mental health crisis center. The center, … Read more

Governor signs urban wildfire bill

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday signed a bill to require an annual report … Read more

U.S. Senate bill would preserve Painted Hills, spur economic activity

58,000 acres would be designated as a wilderness area

A measure in Congress would create a 58,000-acre federal wilderness in the area around Sutton … Read more

Bend-La Pine likely to see four new school board members

In early returns, board chair Andy High was defeated by challenger Shimiko Montgomery

Early results show pastor Shimiko Montgomery narrowly defeating incumbent and board chair Andy High, 55% … Read more

Miao in the lead for open seat Deschutes Public Library District Board

In a rarely contested race, incumbent Ray Miao appears to have prevailed with 59% of … Read more

Smith, Hedrick take the lead in Sisters School Board race

Jeff Smith and Don Hedrick appear to have won the two races for the Sisters … Read more

Mechanic for Crooked River Ranch RFPD defeats board president

Mark Wilson takes down incumbent Bob Bengtson

The mechanic for Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District appeared to defeat the board … Read more

Clinton commands huge lead over challenger in COCC board race

The former mayor earned over 76% of the vote in early returns

In the race for the lone contested Central Oregon Community College board seat, former Bend … Read more

Goodrich leads incumbent Corbin in Redmond School Board race

Library employee seeks to prepare for population growth, improve student-teacher relations

Deschutes Public Library employee Liz Goodrich is leading one-term incumbent Johnny Corbin for a seat … Read more

Miller prevailing in race for Sisters Rural Fire Protection District

Kristie Miller appeared to have defeated Ken Jones and Stratton Poindexter with 59% of the … Read more

Miao defeats challenger Schimmoller in Deschutes RFPD race

Schimmoller, 26, loses to experienced leader

Incumbent Ray Miao appeared to be fending off Ben Schimmoller’s upstart challenge for a seat … Read more

1 of 2 union-backed candidates appear to win at Crook County Fire and Rescue

Abrams appears to win; Brummer holds seat

One of two union-supported candidates appeared to win a seat on the board of directors … Read more

Incumbents lead in park and rec board races across Central Oregon

Bend park board newcomer Mendez holding a large lead over Davis

Incumbents on park and recreation boards across Central Oregon appeared to be defending their seats, … Read more

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