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St. Charles Hospice recruiting more volunteers

As a St. Charles Hospice volunteer, Rob Higley and his dog, Captain Patches, visit with hospice patients once or twice a week. It could be at an assisted living facility, a foster home, or private  residence. Higley might sit with a patient to hear stories, life lessons or final wishes.

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Grant helps Bend police add 32 defibrilators to patrol cars

Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, are now part of the emergency response equipment carried in Bend Police vehicles, thanks to a grant from the Helen Lorenz Foundation awarded to the department in July.

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NewsChannel 21 logs miles in OReGO program

The Oregon Department of Transportation's road usage charge program "OReGO" hasn't seen the turnout that it hoped for.

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C.O. schools take another look at campus security

Student safety is a top priority at Central Oregon Community College, officials say. That means officials plan for the worst -- and hope it never happens.

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FS plans thinning project in Newberry Caldera

The Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District on the Deschutes National Forest is inviting the public to comment on a proposal to thin trees (primarily lodgepole pine) infected by insects and disease and remove dead fuels to reduce fire hazards in the Newberry Caldera.

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Bend Park-Rec seeks state rule change to allow bike-ped crossing

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing later this month in Bend on a proposed change to rules covering the Upper Deschutes State Scenic Waterway, to allow Bend Parks and Rec to construct a bicycle-pedestrian bridge.

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Reed Market Road project finally complete

After more than two years of work, Bend's rebuilt Southeast Reed Market Road will open in both directions from Third to 27th streets on Tuesday, city officials said .

More apartments due in Bend

1,500 apartments proposed in rental-starved Bend

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Developers have proposed building more than 1,500 apartment units in rental-starved Bend.

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Bend pot stores see thousands of customers over weekend

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The excitement about recreational marijuana continued through the weekend, with central Oregon dispensaries reporting thousands of customers.


Redmond PD report DUII enforcement results

The Redmond Police Department conducted enhanced DUII patrols throughout the month of September.  One DUII arrest was made by the officers on the grant-funded overtime shifts, but officers not on grant time arrested at least seven DUII offenders during the month.


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