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Crook County Fire Rescue

Attic fire hits Prineville-area home

The Red Cross was called to help three people whose home was hit by a destructive attic fire northwest of Prineville on Thursday morning, causing an estimated $30,000 damage.

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Fred Meyer staying the path on second Bend store

City infrastructure hurdles have slowed Fred Meyer’s plans to open a store at the northern end of Bend. But as the retailer and planners met with area residents Thursday night, it was clear that patience and optimism by developers are keeping the plans alive.

New program could change road taxes

ODOT to try out per-mile road charges

Oregon Department of Transportation officials say funding for road maintenance and other transportation needs is declining. More and more vehicles are becoming more fuel-efficient, lessening the number of trips to the pump.

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Leave your body to the dogs -- and save lives

Search and rescue canines train for the worst. They were developed to be used during catastrophic events like 9/11, the Joplin, Missouri. tornadoes and more recently the Oso, Washington mudslide. They bring people home, dead or alive. But something they need to do so is hard to come by -- and a bit unnerving.

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Bend Police Citizen's Academy coming up

The Bend Police Department Citizen’s Academy has received recognition as a national and regional model and continues to be a highly popular program in the Bend community.

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Two Bend legal fights - water and Roats - revived in '15

Two lawsuits over city of Bend controversies that were dismissed in late 2014 are being revived in the new years, promising more debate over the Bend Surface Water Improvement Project and the residency qualifications of new City Councilor Casey Roats.

Blasting shakes NE Bend homes

Bend neighbors blast contractor's demolition work

A new housing development in northeast Bend is not only preparing for dozens of new homes near the Sandalwood neighborhood, but also leaving some nearby neighbors wondering if their homes will survive the project's blasting.

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C.O. graduation rates up - but much room to improve

Bend-La Pine Schools have higher graduation rates than the state average, but the good news ends there. Oregon ranks dead last in a recent nationwide survey.

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Alvin Shrunk Collection, Deschutes Co. Historical Society

Bend museum shares history through pet photos

Come have a smile and a giggle over the dogs, cats and other pets of yesteryear through the Des Chutes Historical Museum’s newest exhibit Pet Tales: Furry Friends in Photographs 1900 to 1960.

Kitzhaber, Hayes talk Oregon economy

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Clean energy group paid Cylvia Hayes $118,000

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — More of the consulting work done by Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancée is coming to light.

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