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Cellmate of dead inmate speaks

Deschutes jail inmate's cellmate: 'They let him die'

A grieving brother said Thursday he doesn't  have to watch newly released jail tapes to know what happened the night 31-year-old Edwin Mays died in the Deschutes County Jail.

Timbers Redmond Nov. 2014

No OLCC citations to Redmond bar in wake of teen's death

After a four-month investigation, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Thursday it found insufficient evidence to file any violations against a Redmond bar that served a 19-year-old woman hours before she froze to death in a nearby dry irrigation canal.

Is Deschutes County growing too fast

As growth returns, can Deschutes County keep up?

Central Oregon is growing much faster than the rest of the state, according to the most recent census estimates. Deschutes County's population increased to more than 170,000 people last year, the seventh fastest-growing metro area in the country.

Door cockpit

CNN, Airbus

Plane crash: What were cockpit security protocols?

Reports that one of the pilots on doomed Germanwings Flight 9525 was locked out of the cockpit, trying to break inside, has sparked renewed speculation about the cause of the crash and thrown cockpit security protocols into the spotlight.

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Oregon state seal

State agency hacked, Brown calls for third-party assessment

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials say they'll be restructuring information technology functions after a state network was hacked.

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

MGN graphic

Oregon's marijuana director confirms he's been fired

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An official hired to lead Oregon's preparations to regulate recreational marijuana says he's been terminated.

School lockers

Ways and Means Committee approves Oregon education budget

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Democratic budget for Oregon schools is headed for votes in the full House and Senate, likely next week.

Hwy 97 fatal crash S of Bend

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OSP IDs driver killed in Hwy. 97 crash S. of Bend

A 76-year-old driver from Clayton, Wash., was killed and a passenger injured in a rear-end crash early Thursday on Highway 97 about 12 miles south of Bend, Oregon State Police reported.

Buehler bill on veterans' local health care gets hearing

The Oregon House Veterans and Emergency Preparedness committee held a public hearing Thursday on HJM 14, a resolution introduced by Rep. Knute Buehler to help veterans access local health care through existing programs such as Patient-Centered Community Care and Choice.

U.S. Capitol

Wyden co-sponsors bill to block public land sell-off

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and others introduced an amendment to the Senate's budget resolution Thursday to protect America's parks and public lands from being sold off as what they called "a deficit-reduction tactic."

Notre Dame defeats Wichita State NCAA

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NCAA Sweet 16: Notre Dame, Wisconsin win

Kentucky is so awesome right now you are probably watching the NCAA men's basketball tournament to see who is going to get second.

The undefeated Wildcats were scary good Thursday night in crushing West Virginia. The score was so lopsided the game wa...

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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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