On a dirt road, much closer to town than you think, the masses are commuting in from their makeshift camps in the High Desert.
Get a job, they say.
Profiling the women who choose to carry a gun.
More than 4,200 people applied for a concealed gun permit in Deschutes County last year—many of them women.
Reporting from the ground in Washington, D.C.
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Local Fitness Professionals and Their Clients Share Their Secrets to Success
Tell me if this sounds familiar: It's January and you've started that diet you've promised yourself you would do. You bought that gym membership, sure to help you get the body you've been dreaming of.
Bend has a lot of solar power in its future, but not everyone is happy about it
Ron Rupprecht isn't thrilled at what he sees 250 feet from his house in east Bend. His property borders a major development with nearly 150 acres of solar panels, now beginning to produce electricity and send power to a Pacific Power substation.
The Biggest Event of the Year: Why, Where and How to Watch the Great American Eclipse
Editor's note: The print version of this story listed the eclipse date as August 20. The date is August 21, 2017.
The Source's fave feature stories of 2016
In covering feature stories, my goal is to find unique content that deviates from the standard approach. One thing that differentiates me from other media outlets is that I like to cover stories "first hand," talking to people face to face.
It takes a special person to don the red suit and be Santa over the holidays. Not convinced?
If a major quake hits the Pacific coast, we'll feel it in Central Oregon—but the bigger shakeup will be from those using this region as a refuge from the destruction.
Across the Northwest, the threat of an impending major earthquake looms large—so much so that the state of Oregon has created the "Cascadia Playbook" to map out emergency response coordination efforts statewide. While the local area isn't expected to suffer serious damage, Central Oregon still plays a major role in that playbook.
Deschutes County turns 100
Deschutes County is Oregon's youngest county, but this month, it's still turning the ripe old age of 100. It was 1914 when voters approved separating a portion of Crook County—itself part of the giant Wasco County until 1882— to form Jefferson County.