Local teen traveling to Trinidad and Tobago with Bend Area Habitat for Humanity
Ten years ago, Kaci Jo Alderin's family was able to purchase a home with assistance from Bend Area Habitat for Humanity. Now she is raising money so she can travel to Trinidad & Tobago this fall to help another family achieve the same goal.
Latin American Community continues to grow rapidly in Central Oregon
Locals shouldn't be surprised by recently released U.S. census data showing consistently growing Latino populations in Bend, Deschutes County, and Oregon. After all, Spanish-speaking peoples settled this region in the-mid 1800s, long before other European cultures.
Living Well workshops transform prisoners' lives, save taxpayers' money
A four-year-old program is saving taxpayers more than $10,000 per prisoner, per year, and making life better for people with chronic illnesses living behind bars. Since adopting the Living Well with Chronic Conditions program (LWCC) in 2012, more than 1,000 incarcerated adults in Oregon have improved their health and well-being by completing the course.
Former Deschutes County Sheriff Captain pleads guilty to embezzlement
Communities place a lot of trust in local law enforcement. The uniform, the badge, and the title are bestowed upon trained professionals who are hired for peacekeeping and protection.
The great debate of social responsibility vs. district duties continues
High profile crimes lead to speculation regarding rising violence
"If it bleeds, it leads" is a popular saying in the news industry. High profile criminal cases of a violent nature often flood radio, computers, television screens, and the pages of newspapers around the globe.
5k will benefit Disabled American Veterans program
The Oregon Senior Games (OSG) is a collection of organized athletic events that are open for active adults, age 50 and older, and is a qualifier for ranking in the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Ala. Oregon was one of the last states to participate in this event. Going on its third year come this June, OSG continues to grow in popularity and participation numbers.
Oregon Wild advocacy volunteers organize
More than half of the forests that once covered the Earth are gone, and each year, more disappear. Though many are aware of deforestation in South America, far fewer realize that it is happening right here in Oregon.