Investigators: Kitzhaber violated ethics law 11 times

Portland Tribune - News
An investigation report released Wednesday will be used as the basis for an ethics violation case against former Gov. John Kitzhaber.

W.S. woman sentenced for attempted murder

Madras Pioneer - News
Woman used pistol to shoot two family members, who suffered light-threatening injuries, and then hid in sagebrush.

Ads show tobacco companies' deception

Madras Pioneer - News
After 11 years of fighting a court order, major U.S. tobacco companies admit smoking health effects

'Equifax bill' requires faster data breaches notices

Portland Tribune - News
A bill in the Legislature comes at a time when Equifax is under fire for failing to fully reveal the extent of a data breach last year.

New attack ad slams Brown on day care issues

Portland Tribune - News
The ad, scheduled for debut Sunday, attacks Gov. Kate Brown for her response to failures at the state's day care system.

Oregon 'uplists' marbled murrelet to endangered

Portland Tribune - News
The change to endangered status will likely result in stricter logging limits on state forestland.

Momentum grows for making strangulation a felony

Clackamas Review - News
Oregon legislator representing Milwaukie sponsors bill increasing penalties for crime

Before MeToo movement, there was Bob Packwood

Portland Tribune - News
Women made history when they accused U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Oregon, of sexual harassment.

Wolf compensation bill clears initial hurdle

Portland Tribune - News
A bill that would increase compensation for livestock losses based on Oregon's wolf population has survived an initial legislative deadline.

Pressure mounts as Kruse stays away from Legislature

Portland Tribune - News
'Building into this idea that this is somehow political games or a political process demeans the victims who waited to be able to speak up until…

State auditors see potential trouble in marijuana tracking…

Portland Tribune - News
Among other issues auditors found, data in the cannabis tracking system was self-reported by cannabis businesses, raising auditors' concerns about…

Rock Legends

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras fossil buff Mel Ashwill is seeking to have a fossil display named for Phil Brogan.

Four candidates, one office: county clerk

Madras Pioneer - News
An array of talent and experience is on the ballot in May to replace retiring clerk Kathy Marston.

New state officials get taste of Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
Sen. Bentz and Rep. Bonham get tour of town before heading to Salem for session.

How do you feel about Madras?

Madras Pioneer - News
The city of Madras is in the process of distributing its first communitywide survey.

Poll shows Brown has early lead over Buehler

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon governor leads Republican challenger with nearly 25 percent of voters undecided.

Spay/neuter special for feral, stray cats in February

Clackamas Review - News
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon celebrates Spay/Neuter Awareness Month as the perfect time to prevent litters of kittens in the spring

Local graduation rates improve

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras and Culver high schools both are ranked above the state average graduation rate.

KEITH opens new headquarters

Madras Pioneer - News
Spacious, two-story building on Northwest Adler Street houses 64 workstations.

Driver sentenced for 2014 fatal crash

Madras Pioneer - News
Hicks pleads no contest to criminally negligent homicide, third-degree assaults.

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

Madras Pioneer - News
Nominations are open until Feb. 28 for a local submission to the annual Amazing Kids publication.

Slash burning underway

Madras Pioneer - News
Crooked River Grassland fire managers to burn slash piles on 1,370 acres this week.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County experiences a siege of cold, snowy weather in 1943, with country roads all blocked.

Adams, Elbe solar projects going up

Madras Pioneer - News
Solar developer's local investment nears $40 million for two 80-acre solar farms.

Plans promote family involvement in schools

Madras Pioneer - News
Policy creates more friendly way for parents to give Impact Aid suggestions at community meetings.

Man arrested in stabbing case

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras police a man who allegedly had a stolen gun, and may have stabbed himself.

Eight candidates file for four positions

Madras Pioneer - News
The deadline to file for one of the four county positions - clerk, sheriff or two commission seats - is March 6.

Accident injures three

Madras Pioneer - News
Driver who allegedly ran stop sign and crashed into another vehicle attempted to flee scene.

Bentz new senator for Central, Eastern Oregon

Madras Pioneer - News
Former state representative sworn in to replace Ted Ferrioli for Senate District 30.

Cooking fire escapes, burns stove

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras police were actively extinguishing the fire when the Jefferson County Fire Department arrived.

Voters say 'yes' to Measure 101

Portland Tribune - News
Voters overwhelmingly approve keeping certain taxes on health insurance premiums and hospitals.

Shelter nears completion

Madras Pioneer - News
Three Rivers Humane Society expects to move dogs into new building sometime in February.

Madras appoints third woman to council

Madras Pioneer - News
The appointment marks first equal split between male and female members of council in 23 years.

St. Charles Madras celebrates project

Madras Pioneer - News
After completion of a two-year project, St. Charles Madras holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Madras man sentenced to 10 years for sex abuse

Madras Pioneer - News
Troy Michael Hallas case involved at least three incidents with a teenage victim over year-long period.

Shed burns, shop damaged

Madras Pioneer - News
Fire department responds to animal shelter fire on Southwest Bear Drive that spreads to adjoining shop .

Warm Springs to Washington

Madras Pioneer - News
Karlen Yallup, 25, returns to Washington, D.C., for a second internship in the U.S. Senate.

CHIP planning for future goals

Madras Pioneer - News
Twelve years after the Jefferson County group formed, re-envisioning begins.

Shooting suspect turns himself in after fleeing

Madras Pioneer - News
Omar Araim left the area after posting 10 percent of $710,000 bail on Wednesday

Grant providing advanced CTE equipment

Madras Pioneer - News
A $436,286 grant, will provide advanced equipment for career and technical education classes

City seeks input on transportation

Madras Pioneer - News
Public meeting on Madras Transportation System Plan update set for Jan. 18, at Madras COCC.

Sprinkler puts out dumpster fire

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County Fire Department investigates dumpster fire possibly used as warming fire.

Merkley: Prospects good for 'dreamers,' children's…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat says those issues and aid to community health clinics will be tied to a must-pass bill for federal spending authority, which is set…

DVWD fish ladder project to start in April

Madras Pioneer - News
Deschutes Valley Water District's $10.7 million project at Opal Springs will help fish passage.

Khloe Ahern is first baby of 2018 in J.C.

Madras Pioneer - News
Baby and parents win a bevy of gifts from Madras area merchants in the First Baby contest.

Get fit in 2018 with Movin' Mountains

Madras Pioneer - News
Are you ready to slim down? Mid-January signups for Slimdown Challenge in both Madras and Warm Springs.

Witnesses to assault sought

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras police are seeking information on an assault involving a knife on Dec. 30, in a parking lot.

Employment stats stay strong

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County's November unemployment rate improves from 6.1 percent in 2016 to 5.4 percent in 2017.

County debuts new website

Madras Pioneer - News
County website was 'designed with accessibility in mind,' to communicate with community.

Fatal accident closes Hwy. 26 on Christmas

Madras Pioneer - News
The Nissan Versa was eastbound when it lost traction and crossed into the path of a Subaru.

Charges levied from fatal car wreck

Madras Pioneer - News
Prineville man Justin Bittick faces first-degree manslaughter among 14 charges

Solar eclipse was No. 1 story of 2017

Madras Pioneer - News
More than 100,000 people pour into Madras and Jefferson County to watch the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

Hospital completes expansion

Madras Pioneer - News
No. 3 on the top five stories of 2017 - St. Charles Madras improves out patient, primary care.

Lodging for eclipse No. 2 story of year

Madras Pioneer - News
Area residents, organizations step up to offer short-term lodging to more than 100,000 eclipse visitors.

Fatal accident closes Hwy. 26 on Christmas

Madras Pioneer - News
The Nissan Versa was eastbound when it lost traction and crossed into the path of a Subaru.

Prineville man sentenced for fatal accident

Madras Pioneer - News
Prineville man, 20, was under the influence when he caused an accident that killed a Madras man in March 2016.

Daimler eyes expansion at airport

Madras Pioneer - News
No. 4 story of 2017 is Daimler Trucks North America's new proving ground at the Madras Municipal Airport.

Lake Chinook offers EMS, adopts fee schedule

Madras Pioneer - News
Fire district receives ambulance license in spring and approves pricing in December.

Travel center to open in February

Madras Pioneer - News
The building of the Warm Spring's Plateau Travel Center was one of the top stories of 2017.

Four file for county seats

Madras Pioneer - News
The Jefferson County sheriff, clerk and two commission positions will be on the May 15 ballot.

Assault, attempted shooting ends in five-year…

Madras Pioneer - News
Victim testifies that Benjamen Neasham fired six shots toward her near Haystack Reservoir.

Still time to help for the holidays

Madras Pioneer - News
Local businesses, organizations offer opportunities to assist others during Christmas season.

Neighbors voice sewer project concerns

Madras Pioneer - News
Bel-Air, Herzberg Heights residents ask city to consier waiving hookup fees.

Tribes offer drone pilot training at Kah-Nee-Ta

Madras Pioneer - News
Pilots of unmanned aerial systems can earn FAA certification at January drone pilot training.

Information on poachers sought

Madras Pioneer - News
OSP investigates two recent cases of illegally killed deer in Jefferson and Deschutes counties.

Two-year renovation finally complete

Madras Pioneer - News
St. Charles Madras' $16 million remodel and expansion adds 26,000 square feet to hospital.

Madras couple sentenced for Oct. 5 kidnapping

Madras Pioneer - News
Dale Graybeal received a 4-year prison sentence, while his wife was released after 60 days in jail.

509-J gears up for student achievement

Madras Pioneer - News
Common teaching strategies, student behavior system part of the action plan.

Dogs, cats, snakes rescued from fire

Madras Pioneer - News
The Jefferson County Fire Department responded to a house fire on Elm Lane and safely removed numerous animals.

Emergency managers recognized

Madras Pioneer - News
Central Oregon emergency managers received the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association's Distinguished Service Awards Dec. 6.

Police serve warrant, find drug lab

Madras Pioneer - News
A stolen vehicle and other items were found when OSP executed a search warrant at a local home.

Three nominees for Ferrioli's replacement

Madras Pioneer - News
County commissioners from Senate District 30 will select a senator for Ted Ferrioli's position by Dec. 22.

Cause of house fire likely electrical

Madras Pioneer - News
Firefighters quickly knock down fire in house on Southwest Highway 97 on Dec. 10.

Dec. 15 last day to sign up

Madras Pioneer - News
The period of open enrollment for health insurance for 2018 ends Friday, Dec. 15.

Police, CODE locate, arrest fugitive

Madras Pioneer - News
Omar Benitez was on the run for nearly three months before police found him at a residence on Lee Street and arrested him.

Madras puts call out for brewery

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras Redevelopment Commission offers incentives to encourage brewpub to locate downtown.

Parade shows off creativity of community

Madras Pioneer - News
Abandoned eclipse-goers vehicle adopted by Madras family and wins Best in Show trophy in parade.

Toddler's injuries lead to arrest

Madras Pioneer - News
Man, 21, charged with attempted murder and assault in case involving 2-year-old boy.

Former deputy sentenced

Madras Pioneer - News
A corrections deputy who worked at the Jefferson County jail received five days for unlawfully touching an inmate.

November temperatures warmer than average

Madras Pioneer - News
Outlook for December calls for above normal temperatures, but below normal precipitation.

Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue to consider new fees

Madras Pioneer - News
The fire and rescue district that serves the Three Rivers area may adopt a new fee schedule at Dec. 8 meeting.

Filmmaker features Native Americans

Madras Pioneer - News
LaRonn Katchia wins recognition, awards for all three of his short films this year.

Native language teachers recognized

Madras Pioneer - News
District 509-J sets action plans for school year, including better communication.

Senators' exit leaves major void

Madras Pioneer - News
Sens. Ted Ferrioli, R-John Day, and Richard Devlin, D-Tualatin, will join the Northwest Power Planning and Conservation Council in the next few weeks.

Merchants report mixed results

Madras Pioneer - News
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday are busy days for some local businesses.

Clerk releases precinct breakdown for Nov. 7 vote

Madras Pioneer - News
Every precinct in the MAC Recreation District favored the renewal of the 5-year operation levy.

Warm Springs man sentenced for sex abuse

Madras Pioneer - News
Ernest Selam's previous convictions for child molestation date back to 1990s.

Talents of architect Macy touched Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
Doug Macy grew up in Madras, went on to cofound landscape architecture firm in Portland.

Daniel Bonham is new state rep

Madras Pioneer - News
From The Dalles, young and energetic, Bonham is able to invest the time needed to serve.

Shooting suspect arraigned

Madras Pioneer - News
Teen allegedly stole vehicle in Deschutes County, led police on chase to Jefferson County, and fired his gun before being wounded.

CODE Team makes drug arrest at CRR

Madras Pioneer - News
Investigators find evidence of hash oil lab in one of two residences searched.

Madras man brings diseased deer to Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
ODFW, OSP locate, retrieve and dispose of carcass of deer with chronic wasting disease.

City plans to update wastewater master plan

Madras Pioneer - News
Public is invited to open house on wastewater master plan Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Madras Maiden finally returns

Madras Pioneer - News
A nine-month tour with the Liberty Foundation takes the B-17 Flying Fortress all around the country.

Commissioners select 3 candidates for District 59

Madras Pioneer - News
Commissioner Mae Huston among three to be considered for former Rep. John Huffman's position.

W.S. K-8 continues attendance pilot project

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon Department of Education provides second-year grant funds to tribal schools for attendance.

DA concludes that officers' use of force was…

Madras Pioneer - News
Suspect in car chase, who fired at officer, remains hospitalized, and officers have not returned to work.

H Street pedestrian project proceeds

Madras Pioneer - News
Contractor Knife River working on project to improve H Street from Second Street to the Culver Highway.

MACRD levy passes, CRR levy goes down

Madras Pioneer - News
Voters strongly support 5-year levy renewal for the MACRD, but oppose CRR law enforcement district.

Jefferson County DA concludes shooting investigation

Madras Pioneer - News
Officers were justified in using deadly physical force in shooting involving armed suspect, DA reports.

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