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Horse and Sisters trainer

Horse training competition set in Central Oregon

Bend's Equine Outreach has dozens of rescued horses.  And while safe, it's hardly a place to call home.  A new competition is looking to change that.

Precious poodle poached

Popular poodle purloined; police pursue prized 'pet'

What happens when a four-legged friend is taken from a Bend home? Well, it's probably not the type of friend you're thinking of.

Albertsons Haggen

Haggen to buy Bend's two Albertsons stores

A long-familiar name to Bend grocery shoppers could soon be replaced, if federal officials approve plans by Albertsons to sell their two stores in the city to Haggen, a Bellingham, Wash.-based grocery chain.

Both sides weigh on Bacelor ruling

Court's ruling on Mt. Bachelor lawsuit sparks debate

The Oregon Supreme Court's ruling that Mt. Bachelor's liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing the ski resort has everybody talking -- and while the case's outcome is uncertain, some fear the impact on the industry and those who hit the slopes.

Oregon ranks 3rd in animal-protection laws

Oregon ranks No. 3 in animal protection laws

A new report ranks Oregon as the third-best state in the nation when it comes to protecting animals from abuse and neglect. The Humane Society of Central Oregon currently has its hands full in just one such case.

Bend filmmaker's focus: Log-rolling

Bend filmmaker rolls on fading sport: Log-rolling

Although it might look nothing short of goofy -- back in the day -- log-rolling was a serious business.

Crooked River water bill touted compromise for all

President signs Bowman Dam-Crooked R. water bill

Legislation written by Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Greg Walden to improve water management and grow jobs in Central Oregon has become law now that the president has signed the Crooked River Collaborative Water Security and Jobs Act.

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Bend Fire's 'Santa Express' reports great results

Bend Fire Department and the Salvation Army have completed this year's Santa Express. This year’s Santa Express food drive was a HUGE success for the community. Even with hard economic times fallen upon the region, the citizens of Bend stepped forward to help in anyway they could this holiday season.

Soldier reunited with helmet that saved his life

Prineville soldier reunited with life-saving helmet

Sgt. Ryan Craig was shot in the head in Afghanistan in 2010. His helmet slowed down the bullet just enough for him to survive the attack. on Thursday, his helmet was returned at a special ceremony in Prineville.

Oregon Innocence Program now in High Desert

'Innocence Project' comes to Central Oregon

Oregon is the last state in the country to land a program devoted to investigating wrongfully incarcerated prisoners, and the new Deschutes County DA is supporting its efforts.

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