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Body found on Hwy. 242

SISTERS: On May 21st, Deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a deceased male near the eastern snow gate of Hwy. 242. The corpse had been located by a mushroom hunter around noon. Detectives and a Deputy Medical Examiner from the Deschutes County Medical...
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Retired Hood River County DA’s actions may be ‘unethical,’ and a ‘conflict of interest,’ but not criminal, Deschutes County DA finds

Former Hood River County District Attorney John Sewell had no legal justification to cite a hospital security manager with a felony charge over a parking warning given his wife, a fellow prosecutor has concluded. Sewell’s actions in 2020 are unethical and an obvious conflict of interest, but they don’t amount...
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Mushroom Hunter Discovers Body

BEND, OR -- A death investigation is underway after a mushroom hunter found the body of a man near the Old McKenzie Highway (Hwy 242) snow gate. The discovery was reported Saturday afternoon. Deschutes County Sheriff's Detectives say there is no evidence of foul play. DCSO has not yet confirmed...
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Mushroom hunter finds body off Hwy 242; sheriff working to ID man

SISTERS, Ore. - A mushroom hunter discovered a man's body Saturday off Highway 242 near the snow gate the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies responded to the scene just before 1 p.m. on May 21. "Detectives and a Deputy Medical Examiner from the Deschutes County Medical Examiner’s Office arrived...

C. Oregon jobless rates still edging downward; economist says jobs show ‘full recovery from pandemic shock’

Central Oregon in April saw a typical hiring pace for this time of year, as unemployment rates slipped downward, approaching record lows seen before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Oregon Employment Department reported Tuesday. The post C. Oregon jobless rates still edging downward; economist says jobs show ‘full recovery from pandemic shock’ appeared first on KTVZ.
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Caldera High School hosting week dedicated to mental health, wellness

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- This week, students at Caldera High School are focusing on wellness and mental health as part of a school-wide Wellness Week, in conjunction with National Mental Health Awareness Month. Students will participate in daily challenges related to wellness (“Movement Monday” and “Thankful Thursday,” for instance), which...
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Presumptive monkeypox case in Seattle, cases among non-travelers to Africa draw C.O. health officials’ attention

As King County, Washington officials investigate a presumptive case of the monkeypox virus in Seattle, Deschutes County officials are beginning to prepare for the virus's potential arrival in Central Oregon. The post Presumptive monkeypox case in Seattle, cases among non-travelers to Africa draw C.O. health officials’ attention appeared first on KTVZ.
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St. Charles Foundation Grants $5,000 to Family Access Network

Funds Will Support Basic-Needs Services to Children in Central Oregon. The Family Access Network (FAN) received a $5,000 grant from St. Charles Foundation to support FAN services throughout Central Oregon. FAN advocates work every day to connect children and families who are low-income, living in poverty or experiencing homelessness to crucial basic-needs services. Working with partner organizations throughout Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties, FAN advocates connect clients to resources for food, clothing, shelter, health care, transportation assistance and much more.
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