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Northeast Bend pursuit leads to driver's arrest

A Bend man was arrested Wednesday evening after officers say he ran a red light, refused to pull over and soon abandoned his car in the St. Charles Bend parking lot and ran, with a female passenger.

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Farmers say field burns during fire season a necessity

Plumes of smoke appeared over Culver on Tuesday, but this time they were not from a wildfire but simply an agricultural burn. For farmers in the area like Wes Hagman, the burns are a necessity.

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Bend-La Pine Schools have new schools, leader this fall

The 2015-2016 school year brings new changes and new faces to Bend-La Pine Schools. Not only does the district welcome two newly built schools, but a new superintendent as well.

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C. Oregonians recall pet rescues in Katrina's wake

The Central Oregon Pet Evacuation Team and the Humane Society of Central Oregon were called out to New Orleans in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago to help rescue animals that were left behind when the levees broke.

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Guatemala issues arrest warrant for president

An arrest warrant has been issued for Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina, the Attorney General's Office said Wednesday.

The development came a day after the nation's congress voted to strip Pérez Molina of his immunity. The move paved the way for ...

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Bend police crackdown targets distracted drivers

Bend police officers spent three hours at two locations on Monday focusing on enforcing distracted driving laws, specifically the use of cellphones while driving. They issued 46 citations for that offense and several on other charges.

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Bend's Brookswood Blvd./Murphy Rd. roundabout opens Friday

During recent construction of the Brookswood Boulevard / Murphy Road Roundabout Project, the nearby intersection of Brookswood Boulevard / Baker Road was converted to an interim 3-way stop to accommodate construction detour traffic.

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Monica Wehby declines to run for Oregon governor

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Monica Wehby has taken herself out of the race for Oregon governor just days after saying she was considering a run.

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Sober number: 12 boaters have died on Oregon waterways

Labor Day weekend is one of the top three boating weekends of the year on many Oregon lakes and rivers, attracting thousands to the alluring banks and warmest water of the season. To keep things fun and safe, the Oregon State Marine Board suggests using your thinking cap as you plan your water getaway.

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Oracle asks Oregon Supreme Court to drop execs from lawsuit

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oracle Corp. is asking the Oregon Supreme Court to exclude five of its employees from a lawsuit filed by the state over the failure of the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange.

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Oregon offering help to first-time homebuyers

Oregon Housing and Community Services said Wednesday it was pleased to announce that its Oregon Bond program currently has resources available to help first-time homebuyers get a mortgage loan at below-market interest rates.

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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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