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Special report: Recycling dollars don't always make sense

Special report: Rethinking recycling

The logic of lugging bottles and cans to the curb for recycling has always been in the dollars and cents. But the belief that it pays to recycle might be nothing more than rubbish.

Early look: Rethinking recycling - where does it go?

Rethinking Recycling

As our upcoming special report invites you to rethink recycling, we’d also like you to reconsider waste. Here’s a few tips to limit what you throw out:

State can 'show you the money' - yours - online

Special report: Show me the money image

Your money may be sitting in Oregon's capital city, waiting for you to claim it. And the answers could be just a mouse click away.

Roundabouts 101: Bend's traffic circles have simple rules

Special report: Roundabouts 101 image

Roundabouts are still being built all across Bend, but do you know how to drive through them safely and courteously?

Special report: Will furry friends put a 'paws' on crime?

Special report Dogs and intruders

Dogs are known as man's best friend, but is your companion also a protector? We put the pooches at three homes to the test, to see how an intruder would be greeted.

Special report: Dating apps and break-ups, make-ups, hook-ups

Apps bring new world of dating

Dating apps: Maybe you’ve used them, maybe you haven’t. Chances are, you’ve likely heard of them and, as Samantha O’Connor found out, these apps are changing the way people of all ages date.

Special report, Pt. 2: Why can't Bend shift park $ to roads?

Special report Beauty the Beast Pt 2

In Part 2 of his special report, NewsChannel 21's Dan McCarthy takes a closer look at something many Bend residents are still confused or even angry about - why some of the money that goes to parks in the city can't fix up streets instead.

Special report: Bend parks soar, while streets crumble

Special report Beauty and the Beast Pt 1

Each year, property tax bills pour into the homes of Central Oregonians. You may sigh and sign your name on a check without a moment’s hesitation, but did you ever really look into where your money is going -- and why?

Special report: What's in your drinking water?

Special Report Water You Drinking

Central Oregon is known for its good water quality. We put it to the test to see what officials do to guarantee our drinking water stays clean and safe.

Return to Canyon Creek burn zone: Recovery -- and new threats

After the fire Back to Canyon Creek

As the black scars turn white with snow, wounds were fresh again for dozens of families in Canyon City, realizing Christmas will be much different this year.

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