Jefferson County inmate floods cell block by flushing blanket

Attempt sought to shut down jail, caused more than $1,000 in damage

Inspired by a recent plumbing-related closure at the Warm Springs jail, Jefferson County jail inmate … Read more

Police ID man killed in Bend crash

Derrek Wesley Finnel, 33, lived in Bend

Police have identified the man who died Sunday night when the truck he was driving … Read more

Around the state

Misconduct fine — The former director of the Oregon Educators Benefits Board, James Raussen, is … Read more

Donations needed to stem blood shortage

Supplies low heading into high-demand holiday season

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and has issued an urgent … Read more

Seven Peaks students learn hands-on skills, empathy through Design Lab

Fourth-graders are currently using soldering guns to create products for family and friends

The faint smell of burning solder hung in the air as a group of 10 … Read more

Forest plan prioritizes wildfire readiness

Logging, burns, new trails coming to Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is poised to move forward with an ambitious project aimed … Read more

Close-knit crafters rally with supplies for those displaced by fire

Like everyone else, the vivid Camp Fire images beaming into her living room were unfathomable. … Read more

How many wild horses should the Ochocos hold?

Advocates clash with Forest Service over unique horses

Even in the dappled light of a November morning in the Ochoco National Forest, the … Read more

Around the state

6 arrested after protesters face off in Portland — Police arrested six people after a … Read more

Marijuana tax becoming small but significant part of Bend’s budget

City collected nearly $1 million from its local marijuana tax in its last fiscal year

About two years after Bend voters imposed a 3 percent local sales tax on marijuana … Read more

Students brainstorm video game creation at Central Oregon Game Jam

Event at OSU-Cascades in Bend gave students a chance to prepare for state competition

High school and middle school students worked together Saturday to create video game ideas during … Read more

Pot stores consolidate to survive weak market

ASTORIA — Signs for Mr. Nice Guy, an ode to the 1998 stoner comedy “Half … Read more

Albany firefighters salvage Paradise family’s keepsakes

PARADISE, California — Linn County’s Strike Team 10 enters its second week assisting with California … Read more

Number of homeless K-12 students in Oregon dropped in previous school year

The number of K-12 students in Oregon who are homeless has been steadily increasing for … Read more

Scientists find first Oregon dinosaur fossil

Greg Retallack’s four-decade paleontology career has turned up fossilized plants and ancient soils from North … Read more

$65K penalty on pot petitioner rejected

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Court of Appeals struck down a record $65,000 penalty imposed … Read more

Around the state

Analysts: Tanker base should stay Analysts say the U.S. Forest Service should keep the Medford … Read more

Animal abuse investigation uncovers horrific scene in Bend

Wesley Abel Brady is suspected in earlier arson

The investigation into the man accused of setting fires inside a historic home in Bend … Read more

The Bend Bulletin, Nov. 7, 1918

This reprint of the Nov. 7, 1918, Bend Bulletin is our sixth historical edition. (Click … Read more

Alleged road rager, 71, arrested for pointing gun at Bend couple with kids in car

Zeke Duge, of Sisters, arrested following Thursday incident

In an apparent road rage incident Thursday, a 71-year-old Sisters man was arrested for allegedly … Read more

Leftover food from COCC turns into free meals for Bend’s needy residents

Food that would have been tossed out is turned into Sunday night meals at the Salvation Army

A new program in Bend is taking leftover food from the cafeteria at Central Oregon … Read more

COCC to ask Legislature for $8 million for new Redmond building

The new building is part of an eventual goal to expand COCC’s Redmond campus

Four years after Central Oregon Community College opened a technology center at its Redmond campus, … Read more

5 quakes hit 100 miles off Oregon Coast

Multiple earthquakes hit in the Pacific Ocean off the Southern Oregon Coast Thursday night and … Read more

Bend Police investigating robbery detailed on social media

Bend Police are investigating claims made in a Facebook post that described a robbery and … Read more

Around the state

Foot found — Authorities are investigating after a human foot was found in a dumpster … Read more

Gamer who hacked into video site is sentenced

A Portland man accused of obtaining unauthorized access to the software supporting a zombie-themed survival … Read more

Newport Avenue Dam repairs underway

Steel should permanently fix leaking dam

Construction crews this week began repairs on a leak in Newport Avenue Dam. While the … Read more

Bend council considers plan to appoint new member

Application period may begin Dec. 6 and close Jan. 4

If you want a seat on the new Bend City Council without going through a … Read more

Mike McLane stepping down as Oregon House GOP leader

Lawmaker says he plans to continue serving House District 55

SALEM — Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, will not seek another stint as leader of … Read more

Big kicker likely coming — in 2020

State tax revenues on track to trip rebate

SALEM — A flood of state income tax revenue has the state economist forecasting that … Read more

DCSO: DUI suspected in fiery bridge crash outside La Pine

Crash takes out 80 feet of guardrail at state park

A Klamath Falls man is accused of being drunk when he caused a spectacular single-vehicle … Read more

Feds OK plan for state officials to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls

Officials from the National Marine Fisheries Service have approved an application from the Oregon Department … Read more

Around the state

Crabbing delayed — State shellfish managers have delayed the start of the commercial Dungeness crabbing … Read more

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