Opioid Epidemic

In light of rampant overdoses, an Oregon Senate bill aims to limit access to opiates in the state
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially declared an opioid epidemic in the United States—and Oregon is definitely not immune.

Deschutes Land Trust buys Whychus Creek Land

+ Tobacco 21 law moves forward & Deschutes River Alliance Lawsuit moves forward
YOUR OREGON NEWS ROUNDUP Deschutes Land Trust purchases land along Whychus Creek

Democracy in Crisis

Out of Standing Rock, the Birth of a New Environmental Movement
It is snowing in Washington—strange in early March after an insanely warm winter, but nothing compared to the cold many activists and tribal members endured in North Dakota while fighting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Side Notes: How to Rock a Town Hall 2/15-23

How to engage in civil discourse with your elected leaders
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Side Notes 2/8-2/15

Jenny Green Appointed to Oregon Arts Commission and more
Jenny Green Appointed to Oregon Arts Commission

Sidenotes: Signs of the Times

Thousands gather in Bend—and millions worldwide—for Women’s Marches
Thousands gather in Bend—and millions worldwide—for Women's Marches It's not unusual for upwards of 8,000 people to gather at the Les Schwab Amphitheater for a music show in the summertime—but when thousands gather in the downtown area in the middle of winter, it's a different thing indeed.

Side Notes 1/18-1/25

A massive snow removal task for Bend-La Pine Schools, and a rolling return to classes
Going Back to School A "rolling opening" of 30 schools in the Bend-La Pine school district was slated to begin Wednesday, after nearly two weeks of school closures.

Side Notes 1/11-1/18

State Attorney General Takes Over Investigation of Police Shooting Case Oregon State Police have released the names of the two Bend police officers involved in the officer-involved shooting that happened Dec 23 in downtown Bend.

Sidenotes 11/23-11/30

Idaho Man Survives a Crash, a Fall and a Swim in the Snake River An Idaho man who stopped to help another driver on Interstate 84 is recovering after a series of crashes left him swimming in the Snake River.


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