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Oregon hate crimes dropped in 2018

Oregon hate crimes dropped in 2018

Portland Tribune - News
Annual data released by the FBI shows other areas of concern for advocacy groups.
Stenbeck returns to J.C. Community Development

Stenbeck returns to J.C. Community Development

Madras Pioneer - News
Phil Stenbeck enjoys the challenge of helping people make use of their property
State audit: Veterinary board must improve drug security

State audit: Veterinary board must improve drug security

Portland Tribune - News
Background checks and more stringent inspections and participation in drug monitoring program should be implemented, auditors found.
New Oregon rule blunts ICE courthouse arrests

New Oregon rule blunts ICE courthouse arrests

Portland Tribune - News
The rule is intended to maintain court access for immigrants. But ICE has signaled it'll continue to make arrests.
Local businesses recognized with awards

Local businesses recognized with awards

Madras Pioneer - News
Central Oregon Association of Realtors awards KEITH Manufacturing for cutting edge building.
Gert Boyle's celebration of life set Dec. 5

Gert Boyle's celebration of life set Dec. 5

Portland Tribune - News
Gathering at Veterans Memorial Coliseum will remember local businesswoman's life and contributions.
Voters could decide future of Oregon's forestry practices

Voters could decide future of Oregon's forestry practices

Portland Tribune - News
Six conflicting ballot measures vying for support could restrict or solidify forestry practices on state and private lands.
Local artist Kent Parsons featured at gallery

Local artist Kent Parsons featured at gallery

Madras Pioneer - News
November exhibit at Art Adventure shows variety of paintings, sculptures by artist.
October jobs numbers climb, unemployment held at 4.1%

October jobs numbers climb, unemployment held at 4.1%

Portland Tribune - News
State unemployment rate has hovered between 4% and 4.4% for the past 36 months.
Public unions search for silver lining as dues nose dive

Public unions search for silver lining as dues nose dive

Portland Tribune - News
AFSCME, SEIU officials still optimistic as 'fair share fees' drop and group pushes people to drop out of unions.
Whistleblower settles claim against emergency management…

Whistleblower settles claim against emergency management…

Portland Tribune - News
Former deputy who highlighted malfeasance gets $510,000, says leaders subjected her to hostile environment.
Flea Market comes to Fairground Sunday, Nov. 17

Flea Market comes to Fairground Sunday, Nov. 17

Madras Pioneer - News
Event includes Christmas and Craft Bazaar; donations of food reduce entry to $1; kids get in free
State court finds police orders unjustified, reverses…

State court finds police orders unjustified, reverses…

Portland Tribune - News
Ruling in Beaverton case could have statewide implications for interactions between police and the public.
Wildfire council report: Spend $4 billion to keep forests…

Wildfire council report: Spend $4 billion to keep forests…

Portland Tribune - News
Helping communities adapt and creating resilient landscapes are top priorities to improve state's wildfire response.
Madras Army Air Field  commanding officer describes service…

Madras Army Air Field commanding officer describes service…

Madras Pioneer - News
A look back at 75, 50 and 25 years ago: Lewis recalls World War II; bridges are replaced; students beautify Madras
JCSO adds new reserve deputy

JCSO adds new reserve deputy

Madras Pioneer - News
Deputy Clark 'C.J.' Williams is interested in both patrol and corrections work.
OSP seeks information on poacher

OSP seeks information on poacher

Madras Pioneer - News
Fish and Wildlife Division is looking for information on the poaching of a doe mule deer in Crook County.
School teacher settles into small Wheeler County town

School teacher settles into small Wheeler County town

Madras Pioneer - News
Pioneer Mary Bowen Tipley taught school at Thirtymile and also homesteaded near Fossil.
5 arrested on outstanding warrants

5 arrested on outstanding warrants

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras police and Jefferson County sheriff's deputies conducted a domestic violence sweep Oct. 23
Why a new law seeks to improve how hate crimes are reported

Why a new law seeks to improve how hate crimes are reported

Portland Tribune - News
Improved data could reveal the breadth of hate in Oregon while aiding law enforcement and community groups.
County, school district learn cash handling

County, school district learn cash handling

Madras Pioneer - News
509-J and Jefferson County employees get training on best practices 'due to recent fiscal issues in the community.'
State penitentiary sees healing 'therapy' in new inmate…

State penitentiary sees healing 'therapy' in new inmate…

Portland Tribune - News
Project behind high walls near Salem was made possible by determined inmates and some help from the outside.
New Health Authority program director sees opportunity, not…

New Health Authority program director sees opportunity, not…

Portland Tribune - News
Steve Allen stepped up for the job nobody wanted, now he's overhauling the way Oregon responds to mental health and addiction.
Veterans Day: Oregon seeks owners of unclaimed medals

Veterans Day: Oregon seeks owners of unclaimed medals

Portland Tribune - News
More than a dozen medals, countless ribbons and artifacts are in government hands, awaiting their owners or heirs to collect them.
Metolius man faces sex abuse charges

Metolius man faces sex abuse charges

Madras Pioneer - News
Man accused of abuse of young girl in Deschutes County; more charges are expected.
State senator to run for Congress

State senator to run for Congress

Madras Pioneer - News
Cliff Bentz, of Ontario, files for position currently held by Rep. Greg Walden, who is not running.
Unions, OHSU locked in workplace struggle

Unions, OHSU locked in workplace struggle

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's training hospital campus finds itself beset by social media trolls and employment clashes.
Audit: State education agency should do more to secure data

Audit: State education agency should do more to secure data

Portland Tribune - News
Bureaucratic reshuffling blamed for some issues, but Department of Education needs tighter control on software, security.
Vietnam veteran Dan Martinez now serves Warm Springs…

Vietnam veteran Dan Martinez now serves Warm Springs…

Madras Pioneer - News
Marine sergeant says his Vietnam service transformed the way he looked at the world.
County looks to add foster parents

County looks to add foster parents

Madras Pioneer - News
There are currently 62 local children in foster care and reports of child abuse are down.

OSU panel will interview four to replace Ed Ray

Portland Tribune - News
OSU panel will interview four to replace Ed Ray
Presidential search group has talked with a dozen candidates in past month. New leader could be chosen this winter.

Emergency, court logs for Oct. 24-Nov. 3

Madras Pioneer - News
Emergency, court logs for Oct. 24-Nov. 3
Police, fire, sheriff's logs, and circuit courts for the week of Oct. 24-Nov. 3

Colossal discovery in Crook County

Madras Pioneer - News
Colossal discovery in Crook County
EOU students got firsthand experience excavating mammoth remains near Prineville last month.

SAIF ag safety seminar comes to Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
SAIF ag safety seminar comes to Madras
Local seminar will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Inn at Cross Keys Station, in Madras.

Indian Ford Bridge opens

Madras Pioneer - News
Indian Ford Bridge opens
The new bridge along the Sisters Tie Trail will be open to horses, hikers and bikers.

African Americans fought for democracy abroad, at…

Portland Tribune - News
African Americans fought for democracy abroad, at…
WWII, Civil Rights movement connect as vets tell their stories in Oregon Historical Society exhibit.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Looking Back
Local woman visiting daughter in Hawaii in 1919 is shaken by earthquake at volcano.

Logging camp, post office emerge in Wheeler County

Madras Pioneer - News
Logging camp, post office emerge in Wheeler County
Wetmore was located northeast of Kinzua, where Edward Wetmore settled and started purchasing timber.

Rotary accepting grant applications

Madras Pioneer - News
Rotary accepting grant applications
Proceeds from Cherry Tree event will be available for a nonprofit's community project.

SAIF ag safety seminar comes to Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
SAIF ag safety seminar comes to Madras
Local seminar will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Inn at Cross Keys Station, in Madras.

State sees modest job growth

Madras Pioneer - News
State sees modest job growth
Jefferson County's September unemployment remains the same as August at 5.4%.

Federal judge won't hold state hospital in contempt…

Portland Tribune - News
Federal judge won't hold state hospital in contempt…
Disability Rights Oregon plans to continue fighting for Oregonians timely access to health care.

Housing URD in the works

Madras Pioneer - News
Housing URD in the works
City Council plans to have public weigh in at Nov. 12 meeting, before vote on urban renewal district.

New community advocate hired

Madras Pioneer - News
New community advocate hired
Marcus Thompson to cultivate relationships in new position at St. Charles Madras.

MACRD seeks new board member

Madras Pioneer - News
MACRD seeks new board member
Applicants for Madras Aquatic Center board position must apply no later than Nov. 11.

Democrats rev up plan for new carbon-reduction bill

Portland Tribune - News
Democrats rev up plan for new carbon-reduction bill
Fear over denial of quorum during short session sparks murmurs of referring constitutional amendment to voters.

The Pioneer welcomes news editor

Madras Pioneer - News
The Pioneer welcomes news editor
Teresa Jackson jumps right in, bringing years of news experience to position.

Madras names councilor

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras names councilor
Leticia Montano-Hernandez is selected from several candidates for Madras City Council.

Jefferson County Winter Shelter to open early

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County Winter Shelter to open early
The shelter, located in the Madras First Baptist Church, will open at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

Madras attorneys address allegations

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras attorneys address allegations
State office accuses public defenders of manipulating case quotas and not reporting changes.

Five months later, fire investigation continuing

Madras Pioneer - News
Five months later, fire investigation continuing
Glenn, Reeder & Gassner relocates, but there's no end in sight for temporary quarters.

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

Madras Pioneer - News
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday
Oregon bill ending time changes needs federal approval before being implemented.

Center's memorial dedicated to veterans

Madras Pioneer - News
Center's memorial dedicated to veterans
Jefferson County Community Center will debut Veteran Healing Memorial Nov. 13.

Cleanup nets 574 loads of yard debris

Madras Pioneer - News
Cleanup nets 574 loads of yard debris
Fall Firefree Community Cleanup collects 94.41 tons of material, up 18.7 tons over last year.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Looking Back
A crowd gathers in 1919, as airplane circles, lands in field, becoming first to land in county.

Initiative supporters make a new push to repeal…

Portland Tribune - News
Initiative supporters make a new push to repeal…
'We were kind of at a point where we could either fight it in court, which would cost a lot of money, or revise and re-file as a new initiative…

Earlyday road crew improves road from Bend to Burns

Madras Pioneer - News
Earlyday road crew improves road from Bend to Burns
Primitive methods were used by road crews and volunteers to improve the road in 1911.

Madras police to watch crosswalks

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras police to watch crosswalks
On Halloween, the Madras Police Department will be conducting pedestrian safety operation.

Madras FFA, Les Schwab fight hunger

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras FFA, Les Schwab fight hunger
Annual cooperative food drive, 'Drive Away Hunger,' lasts through the end of October.

Mid Oregon does bank holiday differently

Madras Pioneer - News
Mid Oregon does bank holiday differently
While branches across Central Oregon were closed, employees served communities.

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