Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Ryan Couch, owner of The Vegetable Man Produce in Bend, organizes a container of asparagus in his stand along SE Third Street on Friday. Couch has changed the way his business accepts SNAP benefits following a lesser-known provision of the 2014 Farm Bill, which made it more expensive for him to process the cards.
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3% of locals ?still lack ?health coverage
Meg Roussos / The Bulletin Vida Snyder (left), of Redmond, talks about her health issues with Dr. Harley Kelley at Volunteers in Medicine in Bend last Thursday.
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Cancer-free and back in ?the DA?s office
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Deputy DA Dan Reesor, right, hugs his trial assistant, Alyson Bartness, on Monday ? his first day back to work after a battle with cancer.
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VA waits begin to fall
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Allergy tablets: ?Recently approved, but may offer limited relief
Photos by Joe Kline / The Bulletin Jocelyn Cooper, a naturopathic physician with the Center for Integrative Medicine in Bend, doesnít offer allergy shots or tablets, but for the past two years, sheís sent patients home with droppers filled with liquid extract of a mixture of allergens.
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Former Bend midwives face discipline
The Bulletin/2014 Abel Andrews, then 4, uses his gait trainer while sitting with parents, Kristine and Greg, in Centennial Park in Redmond. The Oregon board that governs midwives wants to revoke the licenses of and fine two former Bend midwives it says failed to properly assess risk factors in Abel's a birth that resulted in his cerebral palsy.
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Local charities step in to help pay for care
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Kinsley Cook, 2, plays with her brother, Bailey, 13, at the Umatilla Sports Complex in Redmond on Thursday evening. At about 9 months old, Kinsley was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Bend Chive Chapter is holding its second fundraiser for Kinsley on April 4.
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Red Cross ?pre-emptive strike? ? Organization seeks local blood donors in case of a U.S. emergency (
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Red Cross phlebotomist Nicole Wood helps Daniel Duarte, of Bend, as he donates blood at the Bend Blood Donation Center on Tuesday. With heavy storms forcing the cancellation of blood drives up and down the East Coast, the Red Cross is looking for more donations.
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St. Charles Bend state?s 9th priciest hospital
St. Charles Health System's main entrance
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Bills seek to increase price transparency ?for Oregonians