Tuesday Jul 22
MHS track coach arrested on sex abuse charges involving student athlete
Madras High School's head track and field coach, Melissa Marie Bowerman, 43, was arrested Monday on allegations of sexual abuse of a 17-year-old boy on the track team.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Local TV Station KTVZ
Sunday update on Bridge 99 Complex Fires
Here's the latest, full news release from officials Sunday on the Bridge 99 Complex of wildfires burning north of Camp Sherman and 18 miles northwest of Sisters.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Wildfires force more evacuations in central Oregon
The Bridge 99 complex tripled in size in the past 24 hours, covering nearly 3,500 acres about 20 miles north of Sisters.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Lightning sparks dozens of Central Oregon fires
Smoke continued to obscure Central Oregon fires on Wednesday following a Sunday lightning storm, with about 3,400 strikes, that caused numerous fires in the region, including about 30 on the Warm Springs Reservation.
Oregon's huge increase in people living in high-poverty areas one of nation's most extreme, study finds
The elementary school in Independence serves free lunches to hungry kids during the winter break, in recognition that there are a lot of economically struggling families in the community.
Stage 1 of CCC moved to west of Bend
Published Jul 14, 2014 at 04:26PM / Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:13PM Breaking down the stage: The prologue starts on Meeks Trail Road in Tetherow just off Skyline Ranch Road near Century Drive in southwest Bend.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Oregon geographic name changes come slowly, despite legislative push to drop 'squaw'
Thirteen years after the Oregon Legislature formally called for eliminating the term "squaw" in geographic names, fewer than one-third have been officially changed.
Six rural Oregon school districts among worst in nation at getting educational bang for buck
Vernonia English teacher Justin Ward loves teaching in his hometown but is upset that so many students miss so much class.
Portland Public Schools ombudsman position, reporting to communications chief, stirs new complaints for parents
After Portland Public Schools parents demanded the district do a better job investigating complaints , administrators announced the position of community ombudsman: an independent advocate who could help parents navigate the bureaucracy and resolve grievances.
Local TV Station KTVZ
Warm Springs hit hard by storms, fires
The Warm Springs Indian Reservation has been girding for a potentially tough wildfire season -- and on Sunday, the signs of just such a rough stretch arrived in the form of close to 1,000 lightning strikes that sparked at least 17 fires on or near the reservation, some threatening structures and prompting a few evacuations.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Holiday traffic death toll: 3 people die on Oregon roadways, state police say
A 16-year-old St. Helens girl was killed and her passenger injured when her car left U.S. 30 near Rainier and rolled over early Sunday.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Jefferson County seeks more diversity in teachers
The student population in Jefferson County is one-third American Indian, one-third Hispanic and one-third white.