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Deschutes clerk warns: Don't mail those ballots

Deschutes County Clerk Nancy Blankenship is warning voters not to mail their ballots Friday, as the Bend-area mail now routed through Portland could mean it won't arrive at her office by the 8 p.m. Tuesday deadline.

Smolich Hyundai dealership sold to Eugene group

Jim Smolich Motors, Inc. announced Friday the sale of the Smolich Hyundai franchise to Kiefer Auto Group of Eugene, another in a series of Central Oregon car dealership sales to Valley-based dealer groups.

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Bend forum focuses on affordable housing issue

It wasn’t arts and crafts night at the Bend Senior Center, but you might have thought so on Thursday.  Posters and markers, beans in jars and colorful flash cards were scattered across the hall for the Bend 2030 Forum on Affordable Housing.

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Gustafson sex-abuse trial begins in Bend

Nine months after sex abuse allegations first surfaced, the founder of a Bend gymnastics center went on trial Thursday -- and in a late twist, Richard Gustafson waived the right to a jury trial, so a judge will decide his fate.

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Bend stabbing victim recovering; police offer details

A 60-year-old Bend woman, stabbed in the chest by her 23-year-old son, was in good condition Thursday at St. Charles Bend as police confirmed that the young man shot and killed himself after police arrived on scene.

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Hwy. 26 spike strips end wild stolen-car chase

A man called 911 after seeing someone try to steal his truck in a Prineville fast-food parking lot Thursday morning, then watched him take another parked car and drive off, police said. That sparked a wild pursuit that included the suspect fleeing a guns-drawn traffic stop and eventually stopping when he hit spike strips on Highway 26.

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Special report: Air ambulance safety on the High Desert

When an ambulance can't move fast enough, here in Central Oregon, we rely on air ambulances. But as NewsChannel 21's Katie Higgins reports, it turns out those fast-moving helicopters have shaky safety records across the United States, leading to tighter federal rules.

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Summit assistant coach loses battle, inspires many

A week ago, Summit High School lost one of its assistant football coaches, Andre Parris. He had battled a form of bone cancer, chondrosarcoma, for 15 years. Players and coaches alike describe him as a fighter and inspiration.

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Virgin Galactic: Space plane crashes in Mojave Desert

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has crashed in the Mojave Desert, the company announced on Friday.

Court says Oregon woman to remain on death row

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of a Eugene woman who tortured and killed her 15-year-old daughter.

10 national parks vandalized investigation underway

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.

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