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Feds curb oversight

Feds close books on Bend ADA enforcement

The city of Bend received a letter Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Justice, saying it has closed its files on enforcing the city’s 2004 Project Civic Access settlement agreement for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Five more small fires pop up, are caught fast

Two days after the latest round of thunder and lightning, crews are still finding and dousing small holdover fires in the Central Oregon woods, including five that turned up and were tackled Thursday, officials said.

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Overnight closure of Third St. underpass planned

The City of Bend and contractor Jack Robinson and Sons, Inc. will close the Third Street underpass for approximately 12 hours one night, Wednesday, July 30, or Thursday, July 31, subject to weather conditions and subcontractor availability.

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Sisters man among 5 honored fallen firefighters

The Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on Thursday unanimously approved the addition of five firefighters to the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, including John Hammack of Sisters.

Dog bite protocol in Deschutes County

Dog-bite protocols differ in C. Oregon

Numerous bites and an inured arm, that's the aftermath for 6-year old Kaylee from Prineville after a dog attacked her. But what happens next in dog bite cases can vary from one community to another.

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Sisters man injured in SE Bend DUII crash

A car crash on Bend’s south end late Wednesday night sent a 26-year-old Sisters man to the hospital, facing drunk driving and other charges, police said.

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Bend UGB plan meetings scheduled

As Bend works to revise its urban growth boundary plan, technical advisory committees are getting to work, and a public drop-in meeting planned Aug. 5.

Cycling cross country for cancer

College cyclists crossing U.S. for cancer research

What would you do to cure cancer?  How would you get from New York City to San Francisco?  Two seemingly unrelated questions, but 20 students from the University of Illinois are answering them together. 

Dam goes creek flows fish go

Dam going, creek flowing -- so fish can get going

It's muddy, messy, splashy work on Jack Creek, but boy will the bull trout be grateful when the dam is removed and the creek is restored.

Mitchell School thank you sign

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Waterman Complex fires 90 pct. contained

The 12,520-acre Waterman Complex of wildfires was 90 percent contained by late Wednesday, as crews quickly caught three new fire starts in the area from the latest round of lightning.

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