Raising awareness of modern day slavery with Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Nearly 151 years ago, slavery was abolished in the United States—but for some it may come as a surprise that slavery is not only alive today, but hiding in plain sight. Women, teens and even men are regularly enslaved by those who possess power, using threats and coercion to force people into commercial sex and labor.
Bend City Council makes an anti-hate proclamation
The Bend City Council ended 2016 taking a stand against bullying, harassment and hate crimes. With its strongly-worded proclamation, the hope is to foster tolerance and acceptance into 2017 and beyond.
The Source's top news stories for every month of the year
When you say "2016 sucked," what I think you're really trying to say is, "November and beyond sucked." In case you need a reminder about how the rest of the year only mildly sucked, and then only sometimes, here's a look back at the Source's biggest news story for each month of the year.
Energy Challenge program extends into Redmond and Tumalo for 2017
Over the past two years, you may have wondered at the crew of people in Americorps gear, riding around Bend on bikes laden with boxes of LED bulbs. Whether in snow or in sleet, the crew has been working to get the word out about the incredible energy savings you can get by replacing your home's old incandescent bulbs with LEDs.
Safety in public spaces is a priority for local officials—but artists say the deadly Oakland fire is a testament to the financial squeeze put on creatives
Earlier this month, 36 people died in the fire inside the Ghost Ship, a multipurpose artist's space and sometimes-venue in Oakland, Calif. According to reports from survivors, escaping the second-floor gathering space required navigating through a confusing maze of smoke and turning staircases. Officials in Oakland have ruled out arson, according to Oakland's "East Bay Times," but are looking at an overloaded electrical system as the cause.
Bend's downtown is a gathering place for the city—but business owners, officials and loitering youth all differ on how the area should be used
In 2010, the historic Rademacher House—home to Bend's first mayor—was the site of Arts Central's educational programming.
Federal legislation combined with a drought year results in trouble for trout on the Crooked River
The Crooked River below Bowman Dam and the Prineville Reservoir is regarded as a blue ribbon fishery for Oregon's native Redband trout.
Bend city councilors weigh in
This month the people of Bend voted in four City Council races, electing Bruce Abernethy, Justin Livingston, Bill Moseley and Sally Russell to sit on the council for the next four years, alongside Nathan Boddie, Barbara Campbell and Casey Roats. To get a sense of the issues the City Council will tackle in the upcoming session, the Source Weekly reached out to all members of the City council.
Kam Wah Chung highlights the enterprising efforts of two Chinese settlers
They came to find employment in order to help support their families back in China. Some were farm laborers.
As Gov. Brown issues a statement against hate, Central Oregon is not immune to racial incidents
On Monday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a statement calling for an end to hate in the wake of the election. "Hate has no place in the Oregon we love," said Gov. Brown.