The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Mt. Bachelor's liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing the ski resort; while case returns to lower court for possible trial, attorneys for both sides offer reaction.
Wednesday night's Bend City Council meeting was one of farewells and thanks, from three departing councilors and toward City Manager Eric King, who got a solid review and a 5 percent "merit raise." But it also was one where councilors voted 5-2 to authorize $63 million to fund the city's disputed water system improvements.
President Obama signed a $1,1 trillion spending bill this week that legalizes medical marijuana. In Oregon, medical marijuana has been legal for 16 years, but the fight between the states and Washington, D.C. has been an ongoing battle.
A passenger in a car stolen in Warm Springs fired a rifle at a pursuing Oregon State Police trooper during a chase north of Madras Monday morning. Three people ditched the car and ran, leading to a chase on foot and their arrests, troopers said Wednesday.
Before she was sentenced to nearly 8 1/2 years in prison for abusing her stepdaughter, a Redmond woman sat in court Tuesday as the young survivor made a tearful, dramatic statement, telling her stepmother, "I'm not afraid of you any more."
Four Deschutes County Sheriff's Office personnel were awarded a Lifesaving Award and Search and Rescue "Deputy of the Year" from the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association annual awards ceremony held recently at The Riverhouse.