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New speed for Central Oregon highways?

Oregon lawmakers consider bill to raise speed limits

It's 55 miles an hour along most stretches of Highway 97, but that could all change, as lawmakers are working on a bill to increase speeds to 70 miles an hour along rural stretches of Oregon highways.

Bend house fire traced to cigarettes

SE Bend house fire traced to cigarettes

Neighbors with a garden hose stepped in before fire crews arrived Wednesday, helping to limit damage from a fire behind a northeast Bend home that investigators said was caused by improperly disposed-of cigarettes.

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Jared Faellaci

Delta plane skids off LaGuardia runway

A Delta airplane slid off a runway late Thursday morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport, its nose busting through a fence before skidding to a halt mere feet from the frigid East River.

Delta Flight 1086 briefly circled New York City due to issues w...

The Riverhouse Sold

Done deal: The Riverhouse sold; big renovations ahead

One month after first word of an impending sale,  it's official: The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center in Bend has changed hands -- and the new owners said Wednesday a multimillion-dollar upgrade is in the planning stages.

New bill to protect dogs in hot cars

New Ore. bill aims to protect dogs left in hot cars

Central Oregon is considered very dog-friendly. However, the state's laws are lax when it comes to protecting canines left in hot cars. A new bill before lawmakers in Salem is aiming to change that.

Albertsons Haggen

Two Bend Albertsons to become Haggen in May

Two Bend Albertsons grocery stores will be converted to Haggen in May as part of a 20-store changeover in the wake of their recent sale to the West Coast regional grocery chain, officials said this week.

Smoke alarms reminder

Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal

Time to 'spring forward' - and test smoke alarms

Sunday marks the beginning of daylight saving time and also serves as a good reminder for Oregonians to test their smoke alarms. The Office of State Fire Marshal is urging residents to test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries.

Driver who killed 3 Springfield kids faces limited charges

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — If police and prosecutors find no evidence of reckless or negligent driving, the man who killed three children in Springfield could face only traffic violations.

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Consultant ranks Univ. of Oregon president pay as low

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A consultant says the likely salary for a new University of Oregon president is near the bottom of 17 similar universities, but benefits make up much of the difference.

Grants Pass boy behind cardboard screen


Donated minivan for family of child punished for tardiness

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Thanks to the generosity of some southern Oregon businesses, a family whose 6-year-old son was publicly punished for tardiness now has a refurbished minivan to help make sure he gets to school on time.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Beaver problem in Beaverton in Beaver State

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Beaver dams are causing a problem in Beaverton, Oregon, whose official nickname is the Beaver State.

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Bend-area home price rise still No. 8 in U.S.

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Deschutes County’s home prices are still rising among the 10 fastest in the country, though the market reflected some…

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