What does a 1980s religious cult in Eastern Oregon have to do with the legal battles broiling 30 years later in Damascus? Oregon land-use expert Ed Sullivan was an attorney for Rajneeshpuram, a theocratic city formed by the 2,000 followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh in 1981. An odd moment in Oregon's history, the city sprang up practically overnight on The Big Muddy Ranch near the Warm Springs Reservation.
Portland Tribune, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 04:12 AM
An apparently intoxicated hitchhiker Monday afternoon as stumbled into traffic on Interstate 5 discovered he was wanted on nine warrants from seven jurisdictions, police said. An Oregon State Police trooper responded to several reports of an intoxicated man acting strangely and walking unsteadily hitchhiking on I-5 near the Carmen Drive exit.
The Oregonian, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 04:47 PM
Three members of a Sherwood family were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20 near Lost Lake in eastern Linn County early Saturday. The three were in a car hit by an SUV.
Clackamas Review, Sun, Oct 19 2014 @ 11:03 PM
A local lawyer Tuesday called for Bend City Council candidate Casey Roats to withdraw from the election after the revelation that Roats lived outside the city for most of the past year, possibly violating election eligibility requirements. T he Bulletin reported Tuesday that Roats moved out of the city in late October 2013 after selling his home.
Bend Bulletin, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 03:00 AM
If you own property in Deschutes County, you're familiar with recent real estate market value "ups and downs" during the last few years. Through upcoming town hall meetings, Deschutes County Assessor Scot Langton, wants to prepare you for an interesting combination of Measure 50 consequences, market fluctuation and current economic circumstances.
Local TV Station KTVZ, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 08:07 PM
The latest employment study from the Oregon Employment Department shows that Deschutes County has had a 5.4 percent job growth this September. "[It's] a really blistering pace of job growth," says Central Oregon regional economist Damon Runberg.
KBND-AM Bend, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 05:58 PM
A civil complaint filed against outgoing Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty alleges he fired an employee for not providing enough political connections during Flaherty's re-election campaign. The Bend Bulletin reports Bruce Endicott is suing Flaherty for $750,000.
KBND-AM Bend, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 01:58 PM