No radio solution in sight for 911 district

Cops in flatter cities experience fewer problems than those in hilly Bend

Nearly a year after Deschutes County’s 911 district went live with a new digital radio … Read more

Sunriver hires new police, fire chiefs

Cory Darling will serve as police chief, Tim Moor as fire chief

The Sunriver Service District didn’t have to look too far to fill the city’s police … Read more

Bend Mayor Roats running for council re-election, not for mayor

Roats will not try to become the city’s first elected mayor

An increasingly crowded field of people hoping to become Bend’s first elected mayor includes two … Read more

In Medford, teachers, parents report an increase in disruptive students

MEDFORD — The academic year is done, but school districts have an ongoing assignment: figuring … Read more

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12 years after felony conviction, man convinces Deschutes judge to restore gun rights

Nakkii White was forbidden from owning guns because he got caught hacking ATMs, so he developed one of the world’s most powerful air rifles

A convicted felon from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, traveled to Bend earlier this month and convinced … Read more

Capitol report: ODOT faults Bend’s ‘drinking culture’; Walden calls for immigration reform

Meanwhile, a change at local child welfare office

SALEM — On the front burner in political circles nationwide is the hot-button issue of … Read more

DA blasts Jack in the Box shooter, but says he acted in self-defense

Hummel calls views of Medford man Robert Garris ‘repulsive’

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel announced Monday he will not charge the Medford man … Read more

McKenzie Pass Highway reopens after 10 months

Scenic pass opens after damaging wildfire

When the Old McKenzie Pass Highway opened Monday to motor vehicles, it was the first … Read more

Food-tax ban makes fall ballot

Also, Supreme Court OKs gun storage title

Voters will get to weigh in this November on an initiative that would ban all … Read more

Around the state

Rogue River drowning — James Dawson, 39, of Grants Pass, drowned Saturday afternoon in the … Read more

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Deschutes County approves $383.7 million budget

The Deschutes County Commission unanimously approved its $383.7 million budget Monday. The approved budget includes … Read more

Low ridership prompts Cascades East Transit to drop route

Route 12 has the lowest ridership of the 10 routes in Bend

The Route 12 bus was empty when it pulled to a stop by Oregon State … Read more

Sisters looking at tax for affordable housing

City has no firm plan for how 1 percent excise tax would be used

The city of Sisters could hike taxes on new homes and commercial buildings to pay … Read more

A stone engraving leads to a historical investigation

LA GRANDE — It is a stone of mystery, one with a message to share. … Read more

On the hunt in Oregon for a rare fox

Biologists are finding greater numbers in Oregon of Sierra Nevada red fox

In a dense forest at the base of Mount Bachelor, two wildlife biologists slowly walked … Read more

COCC’s new head of safety has years of experience but faces challenges

Community college still pressured to de-police its campus security force

Two years after the slaying of a Central Oregon Community College student by a campus … Read more

Live birth, shearing highlight alpaca festival

Harvest season celebrated with ranch tours, music, demonstrations

TERREBONNE — Visitors had a front-row seat to the daily operations of an alpaca ranch … Read more

Yesteryear

Compiled by Don Hoiness from archived copies of The Bulletin at Deschutes County Historical Society. … Read more

Education notes

College notes • Kristine Gu, of Bend, has graduated from Tulane University with a doctor … Read more

Man gives homeless people free haircuts

EUGENE — The buzz of the cordless clippers is barely audible over the din of … Read more

Dems blast ‘shameful’ new immigration policy

SHERIDAN — Democratic members of Oregon’s congressional delegation visited a federal prison Saturday where immigrants … Read more

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Voter registration trends troubling for Republicans

The 54th House District has swelled with Democrats and nonaffiliated voters

SALEM — Deschutes County has a strong claim as the linchpin of future political control … Read more

Fire burning near Warm Springs

A wildfire that may have been caused by an out-of-control campfire kept authorities busy Friday … Read more

Portland man plucked by helicopter from South Sister cliff

Arthur Duncan had become stuck after summiting Thursday

A Portland man was plucked by helicopter from the edge of a cliff on South … Read more

Vet with Lou Gehrig’s to get in-home care

PORTLAND — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has reached an agreement to continue in-home … Read more

Around the state

Tall ships to dock — Two tall ships plan to visit Astoria and Coos Bay … Read more

Linn County cabinetmaker wins Independent Party race for governor

Brown and Buehler fail to win ‘cross-nomination’ with state’s third major party

SALEM — A cabinetmaker from the Willamette Valley is the official winner of the Independent … Read more

Bend High teacher arraigned on child porn charges

Jay Jackson faces 24 counts of encouraging child sex abuse

A Bend High School English teacher is now accused of two dozen counts of having … Read more

Bulletin feature photo: See you next year, school!

Students in Bend-La Pine Schools return for the next academic year — beginning on Sept. … Read more

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