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Special report: Bend parks soar while streets break down

Each year, property tax bills pour into the homes of Central Oregonians. You may sigh and sign your name on a check without a moment’s hesitation, but did you ever really look into where your money is going -- and why?

Bend woman accused of murder

Bend woman facing murder charge in death of grandmother, 92

A 45-year-old Bend woman was arraigned Monday afternoon on murder and other charges in the  New Year's Eve death of the 92-year-old grandmother she was caring for.  She's also accused of withholding needed care and stealing property, including medications and cash.

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New Hampshire primary: 5 things to watch

New Hampshire, it's your moment. Voters in the first-in-the nation primary are getting the chance to cast judgment on the presidential field in a vote sure to shake the race to the White House..

Pilot Butte Canal

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Bend Pilot Butte Canal segment makes National Historic Register

A segment of the Pilot Butte Canal between Cooley Road and Yeoman Road in Bend and Deschutes County is Oregon's latest entry in the National Register of Historic Places, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced Monday.

New video of holdouts

Refuge occupiers post video; Bundy seeks jail vistors

On Day 38 of the armed occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, one of the last four remaining occupiers, David Fry, has posted more videos.

Bend restaurant partners with local farmers

Bend restaurants partner with local farmers for tasty menu

Ever wonder where the food you eat comes from? Well, now you have the chance to find out. The local non-profit Central Oregon Locavore created a Meet Your Farmer dinner series, including an event held Monday night.

Chipotle meeting causes restaurant to close during lunch

Chipotles in Bend, across U.S. close for 4-hour food safety talk

Chipotle restaurants in Bend and across the country reopened Monday after a midday four-hour nationwide closure to talk about food safety efforts in the wake of recent E. coli and other outbreaks.

Pregnant woman with sign

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'Baby Shower' helps new moms in need

Courtney Negethon and her husband moved from Montana to Central Oregon in order to start fresh and plant new roots. Now seven months pregnant, Negethon and her husband are just trying to get by each night.

U.S. income taxes IRS

Watch out for fraud, ID theft this tax-filing season

Tax filing season has begun, and the Oregon Department of Revenue on Monday reminded taxpayers to file early, file electronically and immediately report suspected identity theft -- a rising problem.

Pine Ridge Elementary teacher Kerry Morton

Bend-La Pine Schools

Oregon sees some gains in kindergartners' skills

The Oregon Department of Education released results Monday from the third annual Kindergarten Assessment, a snapshot of early skills.

Climate change

MGN graphic

OSU scientist: Window to cut carbon emissions is small

At the rate humans are emitting carbon into the atmosphere, the Earth may suffer irreparable damage that could last tens of thousands of years, according to a new analysis published this week with an Oregon State University expert as its lead author.

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  • First images of North Korea rocket debris

    North Korea rocket debris

    South Korean Ministry of Defense

    South Korea has released the first images of debris believed to be from a long-range rocket fired by North Korea on Sunday.

    The pieces were pulled from the sea southwest of Jeju Island shortly after Pyongyang announced it had successfully launch the e...

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Lock of John Lennon's hair expected to fetch $10,000

John Lennon, The Beatles, 1964

Dutch National Archives

Is collecting celebrity locks of hair becoming a new cottage industry for A-listers' hairdressers?

Red Lobster: Sales spike 33% after Beyoncé endorsement

 Red Lobster

PRNewsFoto/Red Lobster Seafood Co.

When Beyoncé put out her first song since 2014 over the weekend, Red Lobster probably wasn't expecting a sales bump to result.

Bend restaurants partner with local farmers for tasty menu

Bend restaurant partners with local farmers

Ever wonder where the food you eat comes from? Well, now you have the chance to find out. The local non-profit Central Oregon Locavore created a Meet Your Farmer dinner series, including an event held Monday night.

Lena Dunham to rest due to endometriosis

Lena Dunham

Tom Larson/CNN

In a Facebook message, Lean Dunham, star and producer of the HBO series "Girls," told fans that she was going to be taking some time off to rest because of her endometriosis, a condition most common in women in their 30s and 40s.

"It certainly can in...

Why Beyoncé might just be 'a black Bill Gates' after all

John Lamparski/Getty Images

Beyoncé Knowles says she might be a black Bill Gates in the making.

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