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Three Arrests During Power Plant Protests

EUGENE, OR — Three people were arrested during a Monday protest at a wood-burning power plant in Eugene.  The demonstration included several dozen environmental activists associated with Earth First! and Cascadia Forest Defenders.  The protesters spoke out against Read More

ODOT To Test Per-Mile Tax Program

SALEM, OR — ODOT has unveiled a driver pilot program set to debut next summer that would tax drivers by the mile rather than at the pump. Five thousand drivers will receive a per-mile credit toward the gas tax. While this voluntary pilot program doesn’t begin Read More

Online Public School Gets High Marks

SCIO, OR — Parents looking for alternative schooling options and greater schedule flexibility are highly satisfied with an online Oregon public school option, a recent survey shows. Eighty-Nine percent of parents with students enrolled in the Oregon Connections Read More

Single Car Accident Sends Sisters Man To Hospital

SISTERS, OR — A Sisters man was rushed to the hospital Sunday evening after his SUV struck a tree.  Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies were called to West St. near 1st Ave. east of Sisters, where Cory Lee Madsen, 46, was trapped inside of his vehicle, Read More

Three Hikers Rescued Near Mirror Lake Sunday

BEND, OR — Three hikers were rescued from the Mirror Lake area Sunday evening, after they lost their trail. One of the three women called 911 around noon to report they could not find their way back to the Mirror Lake trailhead, located north of the Cascade Lakes Read More

Fire Destroys O’Neil Highway Shop

REDMOND, OR — A Saturday evening fire destroyed an O’Neil Highway shop and sparked a small brush fire.  When crews arrived shortly after 6:30 p.m., they found flames pouring from the 10′ x 40′ building, as well as a 23’ boat and nearby pieces of Read More

Fire Destroys South Deschutes County Home

SUNRIVER, OR — A fire destroyed a home south of Sunriver Saturday.  La Pine firefighters were called to Covina Rd., where flames were pouring from a manufactured home.  Crews worked for 3 ½ hours to keep the flames contained to the home, adjacent garage and Read More