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Bend council OKs Westside campus - with misgivings

At the close of a nearly 5-hour appeal hearing Monday afternoon, the Bend City Council unanimously affirmed a hearings officer’s approval of controversial plans for OSU-Cascades’ new Westside campus – but not before they tacked on some new conditions and expressed strong disappointment at the university’s method of winning approval.

Investigation continues fundraisers set up after crash

Driver's bail increased in deadly Hwy 97 crash

Grief counselors were at Redmond schools Monday as several fund-raising efforts emerged after a violent Highway 97 crash that killed a 7-year-old girl and seriously injured three others. Meanwhile, the victim's stepfather made his first court appearance and a judge increased his bail to $500,000.

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La Pine crews douse small brushfire near Hwy. 97

Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies are seeking witnesses after firefighters doused a small, human-caused brushfire on the east side of Highway 97 in La Pine Monday afternoon.

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Bike/Walk to School Day, Drive Less Challenge due

The Redmond Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) would like to announce two events coming up in October – October 8th is International Bike/Walk to School Day and October 6-19th is the Oregon Drive Less Challenge.

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Flying car slowly taking shape in Prineville

Want to get away? Wish you had a private jet? Well, there’s a prototype in the works which will turn your car into an airplane and your driveway into a runway.

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Redmond planners seek citizen involvement in efforts

The City of Redmond is committed to active public involvement in all of its planning initiatives, and as such is seeking volunteers for two significant planning efforts that will soon underway: 1) Updating the Parks Master Plan; and 2) Implementing the Housing and Community Development Plans.

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Bend police investigating downtown fight

Bend police released some details Monday about an alcohol-fueled weekend altercation downtown involving a California police sergeant who they said displayed a handgun during the dispute.

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Deschutes bike-pedestrian panel seeks members

The Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) seeks applicants to fill two at-large positions.

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C.O. burn season set to begin - where it's allowed

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association announced Monday that burn season will open this week across Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties -- except in cities where burning is not permitted.

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OSU-Cascades computer science program leader named

The recently approved computer science degree at Oregon State University - Cascades has gained its first full-time faculty member, computer scientist Marc Rubin.

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