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Central Oregon Hiring Up In July

BEND, OR — The Central Oregon unemployment rates continue their holding pattern.  Latest figures show the Crook County jobless rate at 10.2%, Deschutes County’s rate at 8.1% , and Jefferson County’s unemployment rate at 9.3%.  While all three rates were Read More

ODOT Reminding Parents To Buckle Up Children

BEND, OR — New statistics released by the Oregon Department of Transportation show a thousand young children were injured or killed in car crashes, last year. Nine-hundred-ninety-seven kids under the age of eight were hurt and three others were killed in traffic Read More

Thieves Steal Memorial Plaques

LONGVIEW, WA — Thieves stole a total of nine memorial plaques from a Longview, Washington park over the weekend. Local veteran Mikayla Bragg served in Afghanistan and took her own life in that country in December, 2011. The city of Longview dedicated the plaque in Read More

Crook County Purchases K-9

PRINEVILLE, OR — The Crook County Sheriff’s Office ranks grew by one last week. He’s 15 months old, likes to chew pine cones, and goes by the name of Jett. Deputy Mitch Madden says that he became interested in partnering with a K-9 officer after seeing firsthand Read More

Scappoose Officer Kills Aggressive Dog

SCAPPOOSE, OR — A Scappoose police officer shot and killed a German Shepherd that witnesses say was attacking two young boys. The dog had reportedly broken its chain and chased the boys, who defended themselves with their scooters until they made it to one of the Read More

KBNW Business Briefs For 08/19/14

BEND, OR — Karen O’Kasey was selected as 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Legal Malpractice Law, while Gordon Welborn was selected “Lawyer of the Year” for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law. Both are attorneys with Hart Wagner, with offices in Read More