Greg Walden On The Climate

Greg Walden On The Climate

Snippets of Q&A's from the Bend Town Hall
At his town hall at Mountain View High School in Bend last week, Oregon Representative Greg Walden fielded questions from many passionate constituents.

Payroll Woes

A change in the pay system at COCC forces 115 employees to receive reduced paychecks
At Central Oregon Community College, full time classified employees including librarians, technicians, maintenance workers and janitors, recently found themselves facing a payroll change that, although legal, is causing some dismay.


Here's a rundown of the contested races you'll be voting for in the midterm May election
Stay tuned for the Source's endorsements in the contested races, from here until election day, May 16.

April Anxiety

Oregon Ducks head to their first Final Four since '39
Ten years after the Great Depression, deep into FDR's second term, the University of Oregon Men's Basketball team, which ran the somewhat novel (for the times) fast-break offense, wound up in the first-ever Final Four.

State Marine Board Considers a Lifejacket Requirement

House Bill 2320 would require adults to wear lifejackets, even on non-motorized watercraft

Lifejacket sales will get a big boost this summer if the Oregon Marine Board gets its way.

Children as Clickbait

The arrest of a Central Oregon man highlights the dangers of teen dating and online stranger danger
A like, a click, a few messages back and forth, and then an invitation.

Weed Cash

As marijuana tax receipts roll in, city leaders look to direct dollars toward street maintenance and police
Marijuana tax receipts statewide have been steadily declining since November—but still, recent reports from the Oregon Department of Revenue indicate the state has already brought in $65.4 million in tax dollars from legal marijuana.

Democrats in the Afterlife

Only by renouncing the desire for power can Dems regain it
As Democrats choose the new chair of the Democratic National Committee this weekend, the worst thing they could do is claim credit for the resignation of former general Michael T. Flynn as national security advisor and the withdrawal of Hardee's honcho Andy Puzder as Secretary of Labor nominee.

Run Dammit!

Ready to tackle local politics? Here's advice on how to run from women in the know
In this polarizing political climate, there's been a steep increase in feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Feelings of anxiety, conflict between friends and family and even depression, anger and violence leave many at a loss.


  • Sunriver Tasting Dinner

    Sunriver Tasting Dinner

    Fri., April 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    @ Sunriver Resort – Featuring Ponzi Vineyards, at this tasting dinner, you will have...

  • Independent Bookstore Day

    Independent Bookstore Day

    Sat., April 29, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    @ Dudley's Bookshop Cafe – Author appearances include Bill Sullivan 11:30-1:30, LeeAnn Kriegh 11:30-1:30, Les...

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    • I'ld like to make several points here: 1) The classified voted to dump the large…

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    • This was more than an inconvenience- the impact of loans and draws will have far-reaching…

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