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Bend's new urban growth boundary in home stretch

The city of Bend encourages Bend area residents to attend an upcoming community open house to learn about the city’s Urban Growth Boundary Remand project.

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Central Oregonians turn out to 'Clear the Shelters'

According to the ASPCA, over 7.5 million animals end up in shelters every year. A one day, coast-to-coast pet adoption drive Saturday tried to do part to "Clear the Shelters," with the local assist of three shelters and NewsChannel 21.

No charges filed in death of Shane Munoz

Man who shot Bend intruder asks lawsuit to be tossed

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The man who shot and killed another person asleep inside a Bend home in 2012 is asking a court to throw out a wrongful death lawsuit against him.

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Bend council approves $5 million for affordable-housing

Anyone on a rental hunt in Bend right now knows how tough, and expensive, it can be. The Bend City Council is hoping some steps it took this week will help alleviate the problem.

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Pokemon Go luring players to dangerous spots

A rumor is sending people to dangerous places to try and catch elusive Pokemon with the extremely popular new smartphone game Pokemon Go.

Federal charges in crime lab scandal

Feds charge Bend OSP crime lab analyst with stealing pills

After months of investigation and case reviews, federal prosecutors have charged an Oregon State Police Crime Lab analyst with stealing pills from evidence at facilities in Bend and Pendleton over a period of more than 18 months.

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Bend voters may decide in fall on marijuana sales tax

Voters in Bend could be deciding this November on yet another tax, this time on recreational marijuana.

Special session on climate action policy

Bend council gathers input on climate action policy

A packed room in Bend's City Hall Thursday showed how much the community cares about whether or not a city climate action plan is a step forward.

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Medicaid considers offering contraceptives after delivery

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Officials with Oregon's Medicaid program are considering a policy that would reimburse providers for placing contraceptives immediately after women give birth or have abortions.

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Two arrested at Govt. Camp, accused of bringing meth to C.O.

Central Oregon drug agents conducted a high-risk, guns-drawn traffic stop in a parking lot near Mt. Hood this week, arresting a man and woman from southwest Washington and seizing more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine agents said was being brought to Central Oregon.

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