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Cascade Middle adopts one of their own

First 'Sparrow' continues legacy on High Desert

Tristan Saldana is in eighth grade. He is 14 years old. He likes to swim and play with cars. He also was born with Down syndrome and is this year's Sparrow at Cascade Middle School. And while he was the star of Friday's assembly, a man whose illness sparked the program  22 years ago also was there.

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Blind veteran training for Ironman triathlon

A blind military veteran from Arizona is gearing up to compete in an Ironman triathlon this fall.

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Skin infection reported at Myrtle Point school

MYRTLE POINT, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are taking extra care to wipe down the weight room, showers and locker rooms at the Myrtle Point Junior-Senior High School where at least two students have contracted a skin infection known as MRSA.

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Algae toxin advisory for Cullaby Lake near Astoria

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority is advising people to avoid drinking water from Cullaby Lake south of Astoria because of toxins produced by blue-green algae.

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CDC: Ebola cases could reach 550,000 by 2015

The number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could rise to between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January if there are no "additional interventions or changes in community behavior," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a repor...

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Crook Co. Health Dept. earns accreditation

The Crook County Health Department was notified recently that it has met the required standards to be considered an Accredited Health Department.

Bend woman writes of challenges

From addiction to recovery: Struggles and triumphs

Marking National Recovery Month, a Bend mother has just written a book sharing her journey through her daughter's descent into meth addiction and crime.

Enterovirus on the High Desert

Possible enterovirus cases still await confirmation

St. Charles Bend said Friday it has treated two young children with symptoms of the unusual enterovirus D68, a severe respiratory illness. It's not clear yet if they did indeed suffer from the virus.

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