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Fatal crash on Highway 26 south of Madras

Oregon State Police and medics were called to the scene of a fatal single-vehicle crash on Highway 26 south of Madras Wednesday evening.

Ex-Bend postal worker sentenced for $156,000 in thefts

Bend post office spared further consolidation - for now

Oregon's congressional delegation said Wednesday that the U.S. Postal Service had agreed not to close its processing centers in Bend and Eugene "for the foreseeable future," but an agency spokesman said they and dozens of other spared facilities around the nation are still slated for consolidation, as soon as next year.

Toxicity mushrooming problem for dogs

Bend vets see uptick in dog mushroom poisoning

Bend veterinarians are warning pet owners to be on the outlook for mushrooms following a recent spike in dogs coming down with toxicity illnesses.

Oregon Legislature

Lawmakers pass bill to ease cities' UGB approval path

The Oregon Senate gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill aimed at helping cities like Bend make it through the lengthy urban growth boundary approval process by being able to focus on the issues raised by state land use officials

Storage units a filling up in C O

C.O.'s rental squeeze extends to storage units

Finding a place to live in Bend is not easy. One industry is feeling the trickle-down effect of that, as the storage industry is also at 95 percent capacity.

Prosecuting Pot

Deschutes DA: Recreational pot legal soon - but with rules

Last fall, Oregonians voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. But with the July 1 change to state law just over a month away, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel made it clear Wednesday: There are still rules to follow -- and enforce.

Medical marijuana (MGN graphic)

MGN graphic

Oregon Senate backs new regulations for medical marijuana

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill imposing stricter regulations on the Oregon's medical marijuana program as lawmakers get ready for the legalization of pot for recreational use.

Agents raid $50 million marijuana grow in Ochocos

C.O. forest visitors warned: Beware of pot grows

For the past several years, Central Oregon has been identified by drug trafficking organizations as an ideal location for outdoor marijuana grows, both on public and private lands adjacent to public lands.

Bethlehem Inn cuts include executive director

Bethlehem Inn to house newly released offenders

Deschutes County Adult Parole & Probation announced Wednesday it is entering into a new partnership with the Bethlehem Inn emergency shelter in Bend to take in a small number of offenders released from prison who need transitional housing.

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Prineville brewery embraces new, yet old name

The first day of Central Oregon Beer Week brought a new name to Prineville. Solstice Brewing Co. officially changed its name to Ochoco Brewing Co. on Friday with a launch party.

Natalee Holloway

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Holloway's dad opens up about new lead

It's been 10 years since Natalee Holloway vanished while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and after a decade of false hopes and dead ends, her father has never stopped looking for her.

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

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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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