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Feds in Bend to announce sage grouse deal with Ore. ranchers

The Obama administration has reached an agreement with Oregon ranchers to protect sage grouse that the ranchers hope will help avoid having the bird listed by the federal government as an endangered species.

Cellmate of dead inmate speaks

Deschutes jail inmate's cellmate: 'They let him die'

A grieving brother said Thursday he doesn't  have to watch newly released jail tapes to know what happened the night 31-year-old Edwin Mays died in the Deschutes County Jail.

Girl Scouts sew for a cause

Central Oregon Girl Scouts help 'ConKerr Cancer'

ConKerr Cancer is a nationwide nonprofit organization that strives to sew up some good feelings for kids in neonatal intensive care unit or pediatric.

Crook County sheriff's office car

Injured hiker rescued near Brasada Ranch

Crook County rescuers and Redmond medics came to the aid of a woman who suffered a leg injury Thursday while hiking with her husband east of Brasada Ranch, an official said.

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COCC picks new Madras Campus administrator

Central Oregon Community College’s Board of Directors has hired Jeremy Green as the next administrator of the Madras Campus.

Is Deschutes County growing too fast

As growth returns, can Deschutes County keep up?

Central Oregon is growing much faster than the rest of the state, according to the most recent census estimates. Deschutes County's population increased to more than 170,000 people last year, the seventh fastest-growing metro area in the country.

Timbers Redmond Nov. 2014

No OLCC citations to Redmond bar in wake of teen's death

After a four-month investigation, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Thursday it found insufficient evidence to file any violations against a Redmond bar that served a 19-year-old woman hours before she froze to death in a nearby dry irrigation canal.

Hwy 97 fatal crash S of Bend

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OSP IDs driver killed in Hwy. 97 crash S. of Bend

A 76-year-old driver from Clayton, Wash., was killed and a passenger injured in a rear-end crash early Thursday on Highway 97 about 12 miles south of Bend, Oregon State Police reported.

Buehler bill on veterans' local health care gets hearing

The Oregon House Veterans and Emergency Preparedness committee held a public hearing Thursday on HJM 14, a resolution introduced by Rep. Knute Buehler to help veterans access local health care through existing programs such as Patient-Centered Community Care and Choice.

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Saving Grace's 'Take Back the Night' coming up

Join us on Tuesday, April 7th for a Take Back the Night event at the Old Mill District. We will be supporting survivors while learning more about sexual assault and how you can help!

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