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Police: Body of missing Bend man found

The body of a 46-year-old Bend man missing for two weeks was found Saturday evening on Bend's south end, police said Sunday.

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Ochoco NF: Mushrooms free, but please know the rules

The Ochoco National Forest wants people to have fun collecting mushrooms on the national forest, but to also remind everyone to obtain a permit and make sure you know the rules.

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Post man pleads not guilty in son's shooting death

A 72-year-old Post man arrested in the fatal shooting of his 51-year-old son nearly two weeks ago has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter after a grand jury handed down an indictment on those charges and not murder.

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Deschutes County out with $308.9 million budget

Deschutes County released its $308.9 million proposed 2016 fiscal year budget on Friday -- up less than $450,000 from the current year, but including about 22 new positions amid a recovering economy and a higher countywide law enforcement property tax rate, though still below the maximum authorized.

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'City Walls at City Hall' has special new exhibit

City Walls at City Hall, an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission, is pleased to announce a special exhibition featuring the works of Sandy Brooke, Henry Sayre and their students.

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Gov. Brown declares drought in Deschutes, 7 other counties

Governor Kate Brown on Friday declared drought emergencies in eight additional Oregon counties, including Deschutes, due to drought, low snowpack levels and low water conditions.

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City of Bend declares 'water curtailment alert'

Bend City Manager Eric King declared a Stage 1 water curtailment alert Friday for the city, in the wake of a state drought declaration for Deschutes County. But he said citizens are under no new restrictions at present, only urged to conserve water ahead of what could be a long, dry summer.

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Second day of heavy rain brings more flooding

Thunderstorms brought intense downpours that brought high water to areas of southern Redmond late Thursday afternoon, amid flash flood warnings and watches for much of the region.

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Ochoco NF proceeds with Bailey Butte Fire project

The Lookout Mountain Ranger District of the Ochoco National Forest said Friday it finalized plans this week to move forward with a post-fire salvage and restoration project within the area burned by last year's Bailey Butte Fire, which blackened more than 10,000 acres.

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Bend Endurance Academy starts 'She Can' scholarship

One rainy afternoon in the bouldering area of the Bend Rock Gym, Bend Endurance Academy  Climbing Director Mike Rougeux asked Call of the Wild Adventures owner, Emilie Cortes, if she was familiar with the trend of young female athletes dropping out of competitive pursuits in their teen years.

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