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Measure 87 outlines roles of state judges

Measure 87 serves a role, but packs little punch

Is it a measure that’s going to change the way you live?  Probably not, unless you’re a state judge.  And according to experts, probably not even if you ARE a state judge.  But Measure 87 is still necessary bureaucratic work that could use your vote. 

Redmond couple sees Odile devastation

Redmond couple caught in Hurricane Odile

Hurricane Odile ripped through the resort town of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico just over a week ago, stranding tourists for days. Redmond resident Dutch Hockett was visiting with his wife, and they finally got home Saturday night.

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Ochoco Natl. Forest OKs fuels-vegetation project

The Ochoco National Forest has issued a Record of Decision for the Wolf Fuels and Vegetation Management Project, an analysis that began in 2013 and incorporated significant input from the Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative and other members of the public.

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Safe school routes? Bend student struck on bike

It was a year ago that Bend High senior Rona Campbell said she was hit at the Eighth Street and Franklin Avenue roundabout when a car failed to yield to her as she rode to school.

Cascade Middle adopts one of their own

First 'Sparrow' continues legacy on High Desert

Tristan Saldana is in eighth grade. He is 14 years old. He likes to swim and play with cars. He also was born with Down syndrome and is this year's Sparrow at Cascade Middle School. And while he was the star of Friday's assembly, a man whose illness sparked the program  22 years ago also was there.

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'Citizen Fire Academy' set this fall

Oregon State University Extension Service, Project Wildfire, Oregon Department of Forestry, local fire departments, and other agencies, are offering the Central Oregon Citizen Fire Academy this fall.

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Crook Co. Health Dept. earns accreditation

The Crook County Health Department was notified recently that it has met the required standards to be considered an Accredited Health Department.

Bend woman writes of challenges

From addiction to recovery: Struggles and triumphs

Marking National Recovery Month, a Bend mother has just written a book sharing her journey through her daughter's descent into meth addiction and crime.

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South Sister climbers call in help for family

Some citizens worried about a family with three young children who climbed South Sister Sunday afternoon contacted authorities, saying they didn’t appear prepared for the suddenly stormy conditions. A search-and-rescue operation followed, to find them, but they apparently were doing fine.

Enterovirus on the High Desert

Possible enterovirus cases still await confirmation

St. Charles Bend said Friday it has treated two young children with symptoms of the unusual enterovirus D68, a severe respiratory illness. It's not clear yet if they did indeed suffer from the virus.

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