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  • Roby faces ex-Democrat in Alabama runoff
    Alabama Republicans are set to decide Tuesday whether they'll tolerate a member of Congress criticizing President Donald Trump, even if Trump has since given his blessing to the candidate.Rep. Martha Roby faces a GOP primary runoff for her 2nd District seat against former Rep. Bobby Bright, an ex-Democrat who is... Read more »
  • Roby faces ex-Democrat in Alabama runoff
    Alabama Republicans are set to decide Tuesday whether they'll tolerate a member of Congress criticizing President Donald Trump, even if Trump has since given his blessing to the candidate.Rep. Martha Roby faces a GOP primary runoff for her 2nd District seat against former Rep. Bobby Bright, an ex-Democrat who is... Read more »
  • Roby faces ex-Democrat in Alabama runoff
    Alabama Republicans are set to decide Tuesday whether they'll tolerate a member of Congress criticizing President Donald Trump, even if Trump has since given his blessing to the candidate.Rep. Martha Roby faces a GOP primary runoff for her 2nd District seat against former Rep. Bobby Bright, an ex-Democrat who is... Read more »
  • RNC tops $200 million in fundraising ahead of midterms
    The Republican National Committee has raised more than $200 million this election cycle, according to an RNC official, the fastest the committee has reached the milestone in a midterm period.The fundraising achievement, which was expected after the committee came within $900,000 of $200 million last month, is significant for a... Read more »
  • RNC tops $200 million in fundraising ahead of midterms
    The Republican National Committee has raised more than $200 million this election cycle, according to an RNC official, the fastest the committee has reached the milestone in a midterm period.The fundraising achievement, which was expected after the committee came within $900,000 of $200 million last month, is significant for a... Read more »
  • RNC tops $200 million in fundraising ahead of midterms
    The Republican National Committee has raised more than $200 million this election cycle, according to an RNC official, the fastest the committee has reached the milestone in a midterm period.The fundraising achievement, which was expected after the committee came within $900,000 of $200 million last month, is significant for a... Read more »
  • Youth summit session in Santa Barbara talks about family issues, violence and support
    A summit for youth brought about 200 people together today for a series of speeches and presentations about services and concerns affecting young people locally.The event had an agenda of sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carrillo Recreation Center.The keynote speaker, Jerry Tello is an author... Read more »
  • Protesters gather in Palm Springs for anti-Trump rally
    A small group of protestors gathered on the corner of Sunrise Way and Ramon Road in Palm Springs for an anti-Trump rally.One woman came out to express her feelings about President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin."That is pretty disgraceful that our president of the United States on... Read more »
  • Infected Palm Springs community pools expected to reopen in August
    Swimming pools at a Palm Springs community have been shut down for almost a month, after water tested positive for legionnaires' bacteria."It just, kind of, was something we would never think would happen here, because it's (the swimming pools) always so well maintained," said James Laque, who lives across from... Read more »
  • Caltrans begins repairs of I-10, HWY 111, and SR-86
    Caltrans announces it has begun work on replacements and repairs of 149 lane miles along Interstate 10, and HWY 111 and HWY 86.The $17 million project is funded by Senate Bill 1, workers will fill potholes and repave and resurface the roads. The work on I-10 will stretch from Jefferson... Read more »
  • Large-scale hotel and apartment development slated for Santa Barbara Eastside
    Big changes are being proposed for the 400 block of Milpas Street and the 900 block of E. Gutierrez Street.They entail a 4-story hotel and apartment development, consisting of 84 hotel rooms and 27 small-scale apartment units.Some say this is just what the Eastside area needs while others argue that... Read more »
  • Rising number of vaccination exemptions could put California schools at risk
    Just a couple years after California adopted one of the toughest child vaccination laws in the country, immunization rates have increased from 93 to 95 percent.However, medical professionals are now finding a dangerous increase in the number of California parents using medical waivers to avoid vaccinations for their children.A Los... Read more »
  • Bill that would increase benefits for families of fallen first responders gets critical endorsement
    Legislation that would increase benefits to the families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty has secured a critical endorsement.The "Heroes Lesley Zerebny & Gilbert Vega First Responders Survivor Support Act" was recently endorsed by the National Sheriff's Association. Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz introduced the bill... Read more »
  • La Pine looking to upgrade downtown area
    The city of La Pine is looking to update the downtown area in the coming months.The La Pine Urban Renewal Agency is looking at ways they can make the downtown area more inviting, that includes updating store fronts and making downtown building look more uniform.The city's urban renewal agency is... Read more »
  • Lightning-sparked Maury Mtns. wildfire burns 700 acres
    (Update: Fire now estimated at 700 acres)State and federal firefighters responded to more than two-dozen lightning-sparked fires across Central Oregon on Monday, the largest growing fast in afternoon heat and winds to an estimated 700 acres on the Ochoco National Forest and a private ranch about 30 miles southeast of... Read more »
  • Search for missing hiker at Joshua Tree National Park trail reaches fourth day
    The search for a missing Canadian man at Joshua Tree National Park hits its fourth day.Paul Miller, 51, has been missing since Friday morning. According to Park Rangers, he was last seen by his wife Friday at around 9 am as he was departing for a solo hike to 49... Read more »
  • Cabazon outlets change parking policy following backlash
    Last week, the Desert Hills Outlets in Cabazon caught quite a bit of flak; KESQ & CBS Local 2 first reported on the shopping center's new controversial parking policy. The outlets starting charging $5 to park in the East Village garage, causing customers and employees alike to express their the... Read more »
  • To swerve or not to swerve when an animal is in the road
    When it comes to animals in the road, law enforcement agencies differ on what you should do.A woman found a week after driving off a cliff in the Big Sur area wrote on a Facebook post that she was "passing through Big Surf when a small animal stepped onto the... Read more »
  • Sustainability Awards nominees sought
    On November 15, The Environmental Center will present its sixth Sustainability Awards, honoring businesses, organizations and individuals that are leading the way to a sustainable future in Central Oregon. Applications for awards will be accepted in four categories: Small Business (10 or less employees), Large Business (more than 10 employees),... Read more »
  • OSU-Extension food preservation hotline opens for canning season
    As canning season gets underway, the Food Preservation hotline from Oregon State University Extension Service started taking calls Monday.The toll-free hotline at 800-354-7319 runs until Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. When the hotline is closed, callers can leave a message. The hotline is staffed... Read more »
  • Healthy Beginnings welcomes three new board members
    Three new members have recently been added to the board of directors for Healthy Beginnings, a Central Oregon nonprofit that provides free health screenings and referrals for young children with the goal of ensuring they enter kindergarten ready to succeed.Amy Lowes, Erika McCalpine and Andrea Zechmann bring a diverse set... Read more »
  • Sunline launches study for input on improving service
    SunLine Transit Agency begins study aimed at gathering riders' input on the state of the bus system and possibilities for developing a new service plan in the near future.The study, conducted in partnership with Los Angeles-based HDR Engineering, will also draw feedback from board members, riders, and the general public.... Read more »
  • $1 million Powerball jackpot prize unclaimed
    While the $150 million winning Powerball ticket was claimed last week, there are several other Powerball prizes that have gone unclaimed.More than $1.1 million in Powerball prizes are scheduled to expire this November if players with the winning tickets don't come forward. Prizes are good for one year from the... Read more »
  • Isolation, suicide hotline offered for C.O. seniors
    A national crisis line for older adults, called the Friendship Line, will become more available in the Central Oregon area.The hotline has existed for 45 years, but the Central Oregon Health Council partnered with its founder, Dr. Patrick Arbore, to bring increased services to this area. It is a 24-hour... Read more »
  • Trial of former EPPD officer charged for death of baby son to begin Tuesday
    The trial of Raymond Licon Jr., the former El Paso Police officer charged with Criminal Negligent Homicide for the death of his 11-month-old child, is scheduled to begin Monday. Opening arguments were held Tuesday in the 205th District Court inside the El Paso County Courthouse. A complaint affidavit obtained by... Read more »