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.
What you should know about changing Bend's City Charter
Ever wonder why we're the largest Oregon city without an elected mayor, or speculated on why there are only two council members representing the east side compared to the five from the west side? Thought about running for council but economic factors barred you from considering it, since it's essentially a volunteer position?
Stories from the Central Oregon Homeless Population
Last week, the Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC) held a Point-In-Time Count throughout Oregon to survey those who are homeless. A complex issue, the definition of homelessness encompasses those who have no permanent housing, whether sheltered or unsheltered—sleeping on streets, living out of cars, motels and campsites.
The strengths, pitfalls and future of
Central Oregon Public Transit
Central Oregonians are familiar with this reoccurring scene: accumulated snowfall, slippery ice, wet slush and water wreaking havoc on our streets. Many gripe, shovel and then get on with their day, navigating to their office or classroom via car or on foot.
On Dec. 23, Michael Jacques was shot and killed during a traffic stop by Bend police. Here's what's happening in the aftermath.
It was a Friday night around 10:30 when a Bend police officer stopped Michael Jacques in his Dodge Caravan near Franklin and Bond, after 911 reports of a van being driven erratically on Third street, allegedly nearly hitting a bicyclist. According to Oregon State Police, the officers on the scene first used a Taser on Jacques, eventually shooting him.
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.