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Former Bend police officer out of prison

Ex-Bend PD captain out of prison, on house arrest

A former Bend police captain, convicted along with his wife in a multimillion dollar fraud and money-laundering scheme, has been released from a halfway house and now sits on house arrest, a federal corrections official confirmed Tuesday.

Campus medical records not as private as you thought

Just how private are college medical records?

A recent rape investigation at the University of Oregon has brought an apparent loophole to light and is outraging many in the community, once they learn of it.

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Deschutes inmate died of overdose; family still has questions

The state Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that a Bend man died in the Deschutes County Jail of a methamphetamine overdose. But Edwin Mays' family says they still have questions about what happened that night.

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Redmond, Forest Service agree to new 10-year lease

The city of Redmond and the U.S. Forest Service have completed several important steps to continue partnering to provide wildland firefighting support services at the Redmond Air Center located at the Redmond Airport.

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Black Butte Blvd. daytime closure next week

The city of Redmond Transportation Division will be closing Black Butte Blvd. for half a block between  6th St. and 5th St. Monday through Friday, March 9 – 13th.

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Work begins on Redmond Dry Canyon Gateway

The city of Redmond said it is beginning construction of the American Legion, Dry Canyon Gateway on Thursday.

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Knopp co-sponsors K-12 'strategic investment' bills

Senate Education Committee Chair Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay) and Vice-Chair Tim Knopp (R-Bend) introduced three bills Tuesday that they say target strategic investment in K-12 education.

IRS tests time-saving appointments in Bend

The IRS began testing an appointment-based service approach on Feb. 23 in 10 of its larger Tax Assistance Centers around the country. Since the original announcement, the test has been expanded to 34 other offices nationwide, including Bend.

Oregon lawmakers propose bill to tackle vaccine exemptions

Oregon bill takes shot at vaccine exemptions

With measles cases spreading across the country, Oregon lawmakers are taking a shot against the virus themselves -- hoping to soon make it tougher for parents to opt their children out of vaccinations.

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Breast cancer issues conference simulcast in Bend

Sara's Project is presenting a simulcast of Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington's 17th annual Breast Cancer Issues Conference on Saturday, March 21, at the St. Charles Bend Conference Center. The conference is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the $15 registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch. For those who wish to receive continuing education units, registration is $65.

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