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August 26, 2014

Law change is good, but all are responsible for dog safety

by Central Oregonian
Last month, when a 6-year-old Bend girl was unexpectedly attacked by a lab-pit bull mix at Ochoco Reservoir, local authorities could not impound the animal. Bound by following state statute,…
August 19, 2014

Public input crucial to future courthouse and jail plans

by Central Oregonian
When news first emerged that the St. Charles Health Systems would build a new hospital in Prineville, it set off a domino effect. In anticipation of the Pioneer Memorial Hospital building being…
August 12, 2014

Hire of interim police chief is a smart move

by Central Oregonian
The saga of the Prineville Police Department took a left turn Monday with the surprising — to your local newspaper anyway — swearing in of a new interim chief. The city gave no public hint that…
August 05, 2014

Release of Bush details good for city, its citizens

by Central Oregonian
Release of Bush details good for city, its citizens The community has been clamoring for it for months — details of why former Police Chief Eric Bush was on paid administrative leave since…
July 29, 2014

Collaborative firefighting effort is commendable

by Central Oregonian
Throughout the past couple weeks — as the Crook County area was ravaged with fires like much of Oregon — signs have popped up in town thanking the firefighters for their efforts. Homes and…
July 22, 2014

Citizens lose if details in Bush case undisclosed

by Tony Ahern
A community hungry to learn the facts behind the 10-month leave and subsequent firing of former Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush was last week provided a taste. And it took a lawsuit. Bush has…
July 15, 2014

It's time to push for local control of marijuana laws

by Central Oregonian
The words “local control” have become somewhat of a catchphrase among citizens and government officials alike when it comes to issues where opinions or goals of community residents differ from…
July 15, 2014

Editorial cartoon

by Joe Heller
Joe Heller
July 08, 2014

Perception of underage drinking needs to change now

by Central Oregonian
A recent effort by Crook County Human Services sought to raise awareness about the negative impacts that underage drinking can have on children and the community they live in. The plan was…
July 08, 2014

Editorial cartoon

by Central Oregonian

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