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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.

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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.

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.

Panel passes Buehler bill expanding birth control access

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A House panel has given bipartisan support to legislation allowing women to get birth control without a doctor's prescription.

Medicine generic AP

12-month birth control bill advances out of Senate panel

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Senate committee has advanced legislation requiring private insurers to cover up to 12 months of birth control at a time.

Bend river floaters warned: Safe passage soon - but not yet

With warm weather upon us, the Bend Park and Recreation District reminded river users Wednesday that floating the Deschutes River between Riverbend and Drake parks still requires portage around the Colorado Avenue dam, until the new safe passage project is done later this summer.

OSU-Cascades Campus

OSU-Cascades picks dining-housing development firm

Oregon State University – Cascades said Wednesday it has selected a partner to develop and construct the first student residence and dining/academic facilities that will sit on its proposed site in Bend, representing the four-year university long sought by the Central Oregon region.

Anthrax microscope

CDC

Live anthrax inadvertently sent by military

Four Defense Department workers have been put in post-exposure treatment, a defense official said, following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the last several days.

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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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