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Pix of Mtn. High Coins-Collectibles robbery suspect

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Masked gunman holds up SE Bend coins-jewelry shop

A masked gunman held up a Bend coin and jewelry shop Friday morning and ran from the scene, prompting a police search of the area and the release of surveillance photos in hopes of catching him; a Crime Stoppers reward also is out..

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3 Pacific Crest Trail hikers found OK, unaware of search

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue members on horseback Friday found three Pacific Crest Trail hikers from Spokane who were fine -- and unaware the voice mail they left with the PCT Association about having lost the trail triggered a two-day search effort, deputies said.

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Bend hits busy construction season; weekly update begins

The city of Bend said Friday it is launching a new weekly roadwork report to help residents find the best ways to get around town during a busy summer road construction season.

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2015 Sisters Folk Festival lineup announced

The Sisters Folk Festival announces the artist lineup for the annual festival, September 11-13.  This is the 20th anniversary celebration of the region’s most well-respected acoustic music festival.

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C.O. physicians opening high-risk breast clinic

A group of Central Oregon physicians has together created a new High-Risk Breast Clinic, what officials call an important new service that will help reduce women’s risk of breast cancer and promote early detection of the disease.

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OSU-Cascades weighs costs of campus plan

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University-Cascades has discovered it will take millions of dollars to make the 46-acre pumice mine on Bend's west side suitable land for a college campus.

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Three S. county residents sickened by toxic mushrooms

Four La Pine-area residents were rushed to St. Charles Bend Thursday afternoon after they ingested poison mushrooms, having used a phone app to identify which kinds were safe to eat, sheriff’s deputies said.

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Buehler: Kitzhaber whistleblower hero, not criminal

State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, spoke on the Oregon House floor Thursday in support of Michael Rodgers, the whistleblower who leaked the emails at the center of the Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes scandal.

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Crook County fourth-graders invited to Chimney Rock Days

On June 1 and June 4, fourth graders from Crook County Elementary Schools will be taking part in the Prineville BLM’s annual Chimney Rock Days.

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Bend pharmacist weighs in on easier birth control access

The Oregon House Rules Committee unanimously passed a measure written by Bend state Rep. Knute Buehler to expand access to birth control, but a Bend pharmacist isn't sure it's the right way to go..

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