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Bend oxycodone-steroids dealer arrested, drug agents say

A Bend man was arrested late last week on charges he ran a long-standing, region-wide drug trafficking operation. While a raid of his home allegedly turned up $150,000 worth of oxycodone, steroids and other drugs, he was released from jail the next day, authorities said Tuesday.

High Desert rolls toward second record Memorial Day tourism

As summer starts, C.O. tourism industry sizzles

It appears Central Oregon has broke its second tourism record in a row for the Memorial Day holiday, according to a preliminary analysis conducted by the Central Oregon Visitors Association.

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Central Oregon homeless count down, but not in Bend

The results of an annual count of Central Oregon's homeless, released Tuesday, showed improvement in some areas, but little change in Bend, where higher rents and few vacancies have made it a continued struggle for many to keep a roof over their heads.

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Portland police asking homeless campers to remove camps

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police have launched an effort to get homeless campers to remove their street camps.

South Sister rescue prompts safety tips

South Sister family hike goes awry; safety tips given

A family of seven from Corvallis called for help over the weekend when they got stuck and called for help while coming down South Sister on Sunday. They made it down safely, but their tough time prompted reminders on how to stay safe when experiencing the great outdoors.

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'Highly visible' burn planned Thursday west of Bend

Specific wind and weather conditions should allow fuel specialists to stage a 70-acre prescribed burn Thursday in the West Bend Project area near Phil’s Trailhead off of Skyliners Road west of Bend, officials said.

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FIFA officials, including 2 VPs, arrested

Latest developments:

5:56 a.m. ET: The FIFA officials who have been arrested will not automatically be suspended from their positions, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs Walter De Gregorio said Wednesday.

5:37 a.m. ET: No one at FIFA,...

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Shooter kills employee at N. Dakota Walmart

A 21-year-old airman shot two Walmart employees, killing one, before apparently ending his own life in the store on Tuesday, police in Grand Forks, North Dakota, said.

Marcell Willis also fired once at a third employee but missed before he shot himsel...

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DrinkTanks: C. Oregon Beer Week's official growler

“Believe it or not, there are quite a few people out there who can’t finish a 64-ounce growler in one night,” DrinkTanks CEO Nicholas Hill said.

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FIFA officials, including 2 VPs, arrested

Latest developments:

5:56 a.m. ET: The FIFA officials who have been arrested will not automatically be suspended from their positions, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs Walter De Gregorio said Wednesday.

5:37 a.m. ET: No one at FIFA,...

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Low inventory, high prices: House hunting horror stories

Life as a buyer in a seller's market is tough.

Weekends are spent trudging through crowded open houses, lowering your standards and scrambling to submit an offer within hours of seeing a mediocre house.

It's also emotional.

"I began to cry again, exce...

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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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