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String of burglaries cause alarm

String of Madras burglaries frustrate victims

There's been seven reported burglaries in Madras since September, and many fear the number is growing fast.


Tour des Chutes gives big to cancer survivors

Tour des Chutes, an annual fundraising event for local cancer survivorship programs, was held July 12th, with record level participation by riders and sponsors. In August, the board of directors announced they planned to grant $125,000 to local cancer survivorship programs.

Boost for non-profits in fight against domestic violence

Fight against domestic violence gets boost

The KIDS Center and Saving Grace in Bend have received grants to help fund programs fighting domestic violence.

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Redmond dedicates students' roundabout art

Three Redmond high schools -- one project. On Monday, a big unveiling celebration took place of the city's newest piece of art, designed and created entirely by students.


Deschutes plans property tax town halls

 If you own property in Deschutes County, you’re familiar with recent real estate market value “ups and downs” during the last few years. Through upcoming town hall meetings, Deschutes County Assessor Scot Langton, wants to prepare you for an interesting combination of Measure 50 consequences, market fluctuation and current economic circumstances.


Bend has online survey for Galveston Avenue users

Do you use Galveston Avenue in Bend? The city is looking for input from the community to develop a Galveston Avenue streetscape concept.

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State declares end to busy C. Oregon fire season

The Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District announced Monday that the very busy 2014 wildfire season on state-protected lands will officially come to an end Tuesday morning.

C. Oregon jobs grow; unemployment rates fall

Job growth continued in September across Central Oregon, while unemployment rates began to show their first sign of improvement in several months, the Oregon Employment Department reported Monday.


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Homeowner confronts, holds teen theft suspect

A homeowner confronted and detained one of three teens caught stealing from several cars in the La Pine area late Saturday night. Two others who fled the scene were arrested later by Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies, officials said.

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Bend No. 2 'centrist city' - and No. 4 'beer town'

In its latest monthly ranking, a national Website that "explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit" looks at the political spectrum - and finds Bend No. 2 on its list of "centrist" cities. Bend also just was named the No. 4 'beer town' in the country by readers of USA Today and 10Best.


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