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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

A slowdown in the fourth quarter did not boot Deschutes County (the Bend-Redmond metro area) out of the nation’s top 10 for home price appreciation in 2014, federal statistics out Thursday said.

New testing system coming to Oregon schools

New, tougher testing coming to Oregon students

The Oregon Department of Education held an informational forum Thursday night at the COCC campus in Redmond so parents, educators and students could learn more about the new Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Bend river project in home stretch

Crews busy turning Deschutes River into three channels

"It's pretty surreal," Kevin Holcomb, a 36-year resident of Bend, said Thursday of the Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project. "I remember when Bend was just a little podunk town, and now they're building stuff like this."

New bill to protect dogs in hot cars

New Ore. bill aims to protect dogs left in hot cars

Central Oregon is considered very dog-friendly. However, the state's laws are lax when it comes to protecting canines left in hot cars. A new bill before lawmakers in Salem is aiming to change that.

New speed for Central Oregon highways?

Oregon lawmakers consider bill to raise speed limits

It's 55 miles an hour along most stretches of Highway 97, but that could all change, as lawmakers are working on a bill to increase speeds to 70 miles an hour along rural stretches of Oregon highways.

Bend house fire traced to cigarettes

SE Bend house fire traced to cigarettes

Neighbors with a garden hose stepped in before fire crews arrived Wednesday, helping to limit damage from a fire behind a northeast Bend home that investigators said was caused by improperly disposed-of cigarettes.

Albertsons Haggen

Two Bend Albertsons to become Haggen in May

Two Bend Albertsons grocery stores will be converted to Haggen in May as part of a 20-store changeover in the wake of their recent sale to the West Coast regional grocery chain, officials said this week.

OSU-Cascades ski team represents at Nationals in Bend

OSU-Cascades ski team represents at hometown Nationals

Skiers and riders from around the country are descending on Mt. Bachelor this week for the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association’s National Championships. But one team didn't have far to go to compete.

The Riverhouse Sold

Done deal: The Riverhouse sold; big renovations ahead

One month after first word of an impending sale,  it's official: The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center in Bend has changed hands -- and the new owners said Wednesday a multimillion-dollar upgrade is in the planning stages.

Dr. Tony Miksa

COCC's top presidential pick withdraws

Dr. Tony Miksa, the top candidate to become president at Central Oregon Community College, has withdrawn from consideration due to a death in the family, college officials said late Wednesday afternoon.

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