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Bend Agency Wants To Raise Lodging Tax

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January NewsBend newstourism
Bend's tourism bureau wants to raise the lodging tax to raise marketing money and attract visitors from Northern California and Seattle. The idea is to help fill vacant rooms in the offseason with people beyond Bend's markets in Portland and Eugene, drawing people who would fly in. The Bend Bulletin reports the proposal would increase the tax from 9 percent to 11 percent.Read More »

Bend Man On Trial For Killing With Baseball Bat

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th June NewsBend newsmurder trial

Prosecutors in a trial getting under way in Bend say a man beat his roommate to death with a baseball bat because of jealousy over a woman. Richard Ward Clarke is accused of murder in the death of 36-year-old Matt Fitzhenry in October 2010.
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Monday Accident Near Bend Kills California Woman

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th June NewsBend newsfatal car crash

An early morning accident near bend killed a Long Beach, California woman. 62-year old Juan Barbosa was headed south on Highway 97 at 2:10 a.m., when his Dodge pick-up slid on the wet pavement, slid backwards, hit a rock wall, rolled over and came to rest on its wheels.Read More »

Surgeon Sentenced

A Bend man with ties to Medford has been sentenced to six years for a scam in which he lured investors into putting money into franchised alternative medicine centers.Read More »

Bend Girl Recovering From Meningitis

(From Associated Press)

A 5-year-old Bend girl stricken with life-threatening meningitis nearly two weeks ago has improved from critical to serious condition at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.Read More »


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