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Can Wheeler Run For Re-Election?

SALEM, OR — State Treasurer Ted Wheeler has two more years left in his term, and he has yet to announce if he’ll run for re-election.  But, that’s not stopping some from debating whether he’s even eligible for another term Oregon’s constitution allows a Read More

KBNW Business Briefs For 07/15/14

BEND, OR — Twenty-four Oregon arts organizations have received $200,000 in 2015 Arts Learning grants to support arts education projects statewide.  Locally, the High Desert Museum received $11,500 to support a year long arts education program.  The grants were Read More

Body Of Missing Washington Woman Recovered

LEWISTON, ID — The body of a missing Washington state woman has been recovered on the Oregon side of the Snake River.  The Idaho Department of Fish and Game found the body of Sharon Mathews, 65, Dayton, WA.  Mathews went missing June 6th from a campsite near the Read More

Jim Porter is sworn in as Bend PD Chief

Jim Porter Sworn In As Bend PD Chief

Interim Bend Police Chief Jim Porter was sworn in this morning to permanently assume the position. Dozens were in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony at the Bend Municipal Court. City Manager Eric King began the ceremony. “[Porter] has proven himself fully capable of Read More

Crews Report Progress On White River Fire

MADRAS, OR — Crews working the front lines of the White River Fire burning west of Tygh Valley reported good overnight progress.  The fire, which started Saturday afternoon, has burned 570 acres and is 45% contained.  Late Sunday into Monday morning, crews Read More

Crook County Jail Overcrowded

Crook County is looking for ways to solve a jail capacity problem which causes criminals to be released early or sometimes not even jailed at all. County Sheriff Jim Hensley says that without the fear of jail, convicted criminals are not making good on their debt to Read More