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Bend man embarking on Arctic mission

A Bend man is one of six members of an international team embarking on a mission to help NASA track changes in the ice sheet inside the Arctic Circle.

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Redmond gets $500,000 state grants for roads

More than $500,000 is coming Redmond's way for streets to serve two new businesses, as approved this week by the Oregon Transportation Commission.

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OSP: Driver in fiery Hwy. 97 crash had medical condition

A La Pine woman whose SUV crossed the center line and struck a semi-truck nearly head-on Thursday afternoon apparently suffered a temporary medical condition that incapacitated her, causing the crash, Oregon State Police said Friday.

Birth control amendment falls

Buehler bid to expand birth control access fails

A bid by state Rep. Knute Buehler to allow access to birth control without a doctor's prescription failed to make it out of committee Friday, but the Bend Republican said he will continue working to address the issue.

Growing wolf nos. may prompt state move in Bend

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will set ocean salmon and Pacific halibut seasons and discuss the status of wolves when it meets in Bend next Friday.

Barnes Butte Elementary nearing finish line

New Prineville elementary school nears finish line

The Crook County School District's newest elementary -- Barnes Butte -- is now about two-thirds complete and on track for its fall debut, school officials said Friday.


Bend HS students making bird houses for Earth Day

Manufacturing and engineering students at Bend Senior High School have are using their technical skills to establish habitat for small animals on the school campus as a way to recognize and celebrate Earth Day.


Deschutes County Jail

Two arrests in Redmond motel holdup at knifepoint

Two Redmond residents have been arrested in a robbery at knifepoint from a southwest Redmond motel and most of the victim’s property was recovered, police said Thursday.


Bend seeks volunteers to count walkers, cyclists

Have you ever wondered how you could get a bike facility, sidewalk or street crossing on your favorite route?

Corbin Sherman Shaley

Klamath County Sheriff's Office

N. Klamath fugitive chase, manhunt lead to school lockdown

A California fugitive fled his SUV in Crescent after a police chase from southern Deschutes County on Wednesday, leading to an area manhunt; an unconfirmed sighting Thursday led to a lockdown at Gilchrist schools, but he again was not found.


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