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Tuesday Jul 22 | The Bee

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.

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Related Topix: Fossil, OR, Prison, Education Etc.

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.

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Related Topix: Camp Sherman, OR, Sisters, OR, Warm Springs, OR, Metolius, OR, Three Rivers, OR

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Oregonian

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.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Sisters, OR, Metolius, OR, Three Rivers, OR, Crook County, OR

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Portland Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Fire, Warm Springs, OR, Shaniko, OR, Prineville, OR, Camp Sherman, OR

OregonLive.com

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.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon Government, Family, Kids

Bend Bulletin

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.

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Related Topix: Bend, OR, Maupin, OR, Wasco County, OR, Warm Springs, OR, Madras, OR

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Oregonian

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.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Bend, OR, Deschutes County, OR, Yachats, OR, Warm Springs, OR

OregonLive.com

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Vernonia, OR, Oregon, Coquille, OR, Myrtle Point, OR

The Oregonian

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.

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Related Topix: Clackamas County, OR

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.

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Related Topix: Warm Springs, OR, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Shaniko, OR

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Oregonian

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.

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Related Topix: Madras, OR, Harney County, OR

Sun Jun 29, 2014

OregonLive.com

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Oregon State University, Malin, OR, Madras, OR

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