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Bend pharmacist weighs in on easier birth control access

The Oregon House Rules Committee unanimously passed a measure written by Bend state Rep. Knute Buehler to expand access to birth control, but a Bend pharmacist isn't sure it's the right way to go..

CEC offers reward to catch power-line vandals

Third C. Oregon power outage of day hits Tumalo

More than 400 Central Electric Cooperative members in the Tumalo area lost power for two hours or more Thursday night in the third sizable blackout on the High Desert in five hours.

Video of fateful jail night released

Father of Deschutes Jail inmate who died suing for $10.7 million

The father of an inmate who died last December at the Deschutes County Jail, prompting a local and now state investigation, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against Deschutes County, seeking $10.7 million in damages..

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Fugitive arrested after struggle in NE Bend home

A fugitive on the run since eluding a police chase and manhunt when he stole a car earlier this month was found hiding in a northeast Bend home Thursday and arrested after a brief struggle with police, and a woman at the home was charged with hiding him, officers said.

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National Hamburger Day celebrated in downtown Bend

Thursday was National Hamburger Day, and Deschutes Brewery celebrated with a menu to salute the American sandwich.

Prescribed burn west of Bend

Prescribed burn west of Bend puts up familiar plume

A smoke column at times eerily similar to the Two Bulls Fire that hit west of Bend this time last year could be seen from Pilot Butte and across much of the area Thursday. The column however, was a prescribed burn, not a wildfire.  However, it did burn in the same area as last year's flames.

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'Wild' effect? Welfare check on PCT hikers proves fruitless

A group of three hikers left a call for help on voice mail at the Pacific Crest Trail Association, prompting a search by Deschutes and Lane County searchers Thursday in the Lilly Lake area, but they could not be found or reached, officials said.

Prescribed burn west of Bend

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70-acre prescribed burn completed west of Bend

As expected, a 70-acre prescribed burn was conducted west of Bend Thursday, and as also expected, it prompted concern among many who did not catch the advisory of the project issued earlier in the week.

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Buehler: Kitzhaber whistleblower hero, not criminal

State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, spoke on the Oregon House floor Thursday in support of Michael Rodgers, the whistleblower who leaked the emails at the center of the Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes scandal.

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Bend Parks and Rec seeks summer teen volunteers

Bend Park & Recreation District has many opportunities available for teenage volunteers to support summer youth recreation programs.

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