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Redmond outdoor ice skating rink closing for the season

REDMOND, Ore. - The Redmond Ice Skating Rink will close for the season on Sunday, Feb. 24. The rink is located at the Downtown Redmond Plaza on SW 7th Street between SW Deschutes Avenue and SW Evergreen Avenue.


Oregon set to become first state with mandatory rent controls to address skyrocketing housing costs

Oregon could be the first state to impose mandatory rent control laws as it faces rising housing costs. The bill is headed to the state House floor after it was approved by the House Committee On Human Services and Housing on Wednesday, according to The Oregonian.


Unruly RDM passenger pulled from flight, arrested

REDMOND, Ore. - Redmond police removed an allegedly unruly passenger from a plane waiting to leave for Los Angeles Wednesday night and arrested him on disorderly conduct and other charges.


Bend Man Accused of Sex with Minor

BEND, OR -- A Bend man arrested this week is accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a minor. Bend Police Lt. Jason Maniscalco says an anonymous tip led detectives to the 27-year-old suspect, "Brandon Patrick Olden was in contact with the victim on an ongoing basis, and that led to thi


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown: Voters want to see more diverse candidates

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown — the country's first openly bisexual governor — said at an Axios event Friday morning that the success of female, non-white and LGBTQ candidates running for national office is trickling down to the state level, but that there is still a long way to go.


Redmond Hopes for Three New Hotels

REDMOND, OR -- The city of Redmond is working to attract another hotel developer for the south end of town. Mayor George Endicott says one permit has been pulled and work is underway on two hotels on the east side of Highway 97, just south of Yew Avenue (pictured). He expects those will be a Hampton


Death investigation underway at Juniper Canyon home

PRINEVILLE, Ore. - A death investigation was under way Thursday at a home in Juniper Canyon south of Prineville involving the Central Oregon Major Incident Team, Crook County Sheriff John Gautney confirmed.


949-Acre Initiative to Land Big Industry in Redmond

(Map | courtesy of City of Redmond) Stage Set for State’s 4th-Largest Industrially-Zoned Contiguous Parcel. Redmond is paving the way for potential large-scale industrial development on a 949-acre tract south of the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center which will represent one of the top available in


Oregon governor calls automatic voter registration a 'phenomenal success'

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that switching to a system of automatically registering voters has been a “phenomenal success” in her state, diversifying the electorate there and increasing registration among minorities, and less urban and less wealthy voters.


Sam Elliott, 'Wild,' and more Oregon connections to the Oscars

Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliott, both nominated for 2019 Oscars for "A Star is Born," at an Oscars nominees luncheon. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Whether you think the Oscars are the ultimate signal of quality, or another example of the folly of giving awards to something as subjective as


Oregon Lawmakers Punished By Leadership Over Behavior Complaints

PORTLAND, OR – As the Oregon legislature finds itself under investigation because of the behavior of its members dating back several years, two members have now been demoted because of behavior dating back just a few weeks. Both Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) and Rep. Bill Post (R-Keizer) were pu


Heavy snow predicted for Oregon highways

BEND, Oregon — Weather forecasters are predicting tougher than normal driving conditions across central and northern Oregon highways between now and Tuesday, February 26. Central Oregon is currently predicted to receive the greater snowfall, but Interstate 84 through the Columbia Gorge is also expec


Onion producers unanimously urge Oregon Legislature to repeal ‘archaic’ law

ONTARIO — It was unanimous testimony in favor of repealing an Oregon law requiring mandatory inspections of onions by the Oregon Department of Agriculture during a hearing on House Bill 2451 before the House Committee on Agriculture and Land Use on Tuesday.


Snowmobile Rider Rescued Near Bachelor

BEND, OR -- A Bend man got stuck overnight, while snowmobiling near Mt. Bachelor. Stephanie Boni called 911 just after 1 a.m. Friday to report her husband Patrick Boni was possibly in distress. Boni had gone snowmobiling on Thursday afternoon and got stuck on his way back to his vehicle.


I-84 in Oregon closed twice today. This time for glass

Interstate 84 went from being slippery like glass to being coated in glass after a Thursday afternoon semi truck crash. The truck was about seven miles west of La Grande when the truck driver lost control about 1 p.m., spilling a load of glass across the major eastern Oregon interstate, said the Ore


Oregon has third most open missing persons cases in US, study says

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A recent study ranked Oregon as the third highest state for open missing persons cases, and Sgt. Dave Lewis of Springfield police says he's not surprised. Lewis said he attributes this to the mental health crisis in Springfield and homelessness.


Hwy 97 Proposals Rile Terrebonne Residents

TERREBONNE, OR -- A plan to change Highway 97 in Terrebonne is drawing criticism from area residents and business owners. Peter Murphy, with the Oregon Department of Transportation, says money was allocated in the 2017 transportation package to address Terrebonne congestion, and a project must be on


Survey: Most Oregon, Washington drivers OK with roundabouts

Most Pacific Northwesterners feel perfectly confident navigating roundabouts, according to a new poll of Oregon and Washington drivers from PEMCO Insurance, it’s just the other guy who needs to learn to freaking drive, they say.


Terrebonne Businesses Ask County to Help with 97

BEND, OR -- The dispute over how to handle Highway 97 congestion in Terrebonne continues. Several Terrebonne business owners are now asking Deschutes County Commissioners to get involved in talks with the Oregon Department of Transportation.


Alayna Garcia SHINEs in race to become Oregon’s kid governor

Alayna Garcia speaks to the Keizer City Council. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald) At age 10, Alayna Garcia has spoken in front of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, the Keizer City Council and the Salem-Keizer Public School Board. She presented them with a video she made for her campaign for Oregon’s Kid G