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Missing woman s mother speaks out

Powell Butte woman still missing; mother worries

There's no new leads to report in the growing effort to find a 27-year-old Powell Butte woman who disappeared late Thursday night, leaving behind her purse, cellphone, car and dogs. Her worried mother talked with NewsChannel 21 on Tuesday.

DOJ to review Bend jail death

Oregon Dept. of Justice agrees to review jail inmate death

The Oregon Department of Justice said Tuesday that it has agreed to review the death of an inmate last December at the Deschutes County Jail in Bend, as requested by DA John Hummel.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Culver middle schooler brings gun to school, arrested

A Culver Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after bringing an unloaded revolver to school for the past two days, authorities said.

After lawsuit Senate Bill hopes to protect ski resorts

Bill in Oregon Senate aims to protect ski resorts

Oregon ski resorts want more protection from liability lawsuits, and a Senate committee is considering a bill to do just that.

Local schools react to OR school budget

Ore. House OKs $7.25 billion K-12 budget in party-line vote

The Oregon House voted along party lines Tuesday to pass Democrats' $7.255 billion K-12 education budget, over the objections of Republicans who say more state funds should go to the state's schools and not other "misplaced priorities."

Oregon s discrimination laws explained

Oregon's anti-discrimination laws discussed

Should a business be able to refuse service to someone based on their sexual orientation? It's a question being debated nationwide following a controversial law passed in Indiana.

Bridge Creek, Bend's water source

Bend water project critics release dire watershed study

Flows in the headwaters of Tumalo Creek will be severely reduced in the coming decades, according to a new study released Tuesday by Central Oregon LandWatch, which has been fighting the city of Bend for several years to stop its water withdrawals from Bridge Creek.

Kitzhaber Scandal graphic

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As Kitzhaber departed, state officials secured electronics

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Ten computers and four cellphones used by aides to former Gov. John Kitzhaber were seized after federal authorities issued subpoenas in an influence-peddling investigation.

F-16 Egypt

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Obama allows arms to Egypt after freeze

With instability rising in the Middle East, President Barack Obama told Egypt's leader Tuesday that he was ending a freeze on weapons shipments to the longtime U.S. ally, a moratorium on material support that began after a bloody military-backed coup...

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Joni Mitchell hospitalized in intensive care

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Southern California.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to her home around 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday on the report of a medical emergency, spokesman Robert Hin...

Asa Hutchinson

CNN

Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious freedom law

Walmart's CEO is standing up against a religious freedom law that just landed on the governor's desk in Arkansas, home to the company's headquarters.

It's similar to the law Indiana adopted last week, which sparked outrage from those who say it opens...

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

Homes and home sites, NE Bend

A slowdown in the fourth quarter did not boot Deschutes County (the Bend-Redmond metro area) out of the nation’s top 10 for…

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