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Conservative Candidates are Stoking Needless Fear about the "Critical Race Theory" Boogeyman in Schools. That's Fake News.

1. Conservative Candidates are Stoking Needless Fear about the "Critical Race Theory" Boogeyman in Schools. That's Fake News.

A coordinated effort to push an anti-anti-racist agenda is happening all over the country—including Bend and Redmond
May. 12

2. End of Risk Levels Ahead

Oregon to remove capacity limits and county risk levels—if vaccinations reach 70%
May. 11

3. Fore! Sale

River's Edge Golf Course is being sold to develop new housing. What does that tell us about Bend's land supply?
May. 5

4. May Elections

Our endorsements for parks, school board races in Bend, Redmond and Sisters
Apr. 28

5. A Tale of Two Rentals

Whether it's raised your rent or your home value, the housing crisis in Central Oregon is palpable. These stories tell the tale of renters struggling to find housing—and how one group of neighbors fought back against short-term rentals
May. 12

The Latest

Hail the Hardy Harlequins

Hail the Hardy Harlequins

Named after the performing clowns of the 17th Century, these ducks make a splash

We Tried All of the Dandy's Shakes So You Don't Have To

We Tried All of the Dandy's Shakes So You Don't Have To

Two locals while away the pandemic in sweet bliss at a Bend drive-in

John Harvey's Debut EP

John Harvey's Debut EP

"Second Chances" is a breezy collection of folk-pop tunes that tackle the complexities of love and relationships

Hard-ly Drinking

Hard-ly Drinking

A roundup of the myriad hard seltzers locals are enjoying in 2021

Light My Fire

Light My Fire

How do you keep your spirits up? What are your secrets?

Ditch the Millenium Mansion

Ditch the Millenium Mansion

A smaller way to affordability and energy efficiency

Explore New Heights and Get Ready to Move Mountains

Explore New Heights and Get Ready to Move Mountains

A rock climbing guide service hopes to inspire anyone to get out there

▶ WATCH: Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 2: Candidate Marcus LeGrand

▶ WATCH: Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 2: Candidate Marcus LeGrand

Endorsement interview for Marcus LeGrand, candidate for Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 4

▶ WATCH: Bend La Pine School Board Zone 1 - Carrie McPherson Douglass

▶ WATCH: Bend La Pine School Board Zone 1 - Carrie McPherson Douglass

Endorsement interview for Bend La Pine School Board Zone 1 - Carrie McPherson Douglass

▶ WATCH: Redmond School Board Pos. 3 - Lavon Medlock & Ron Osmundson

▶ WATCH: Redmond School Board Pos. 3 - Lavon Medlock & Ron Osmundson

Endorsement interview for Lavon Medlock and Ron Osmundson, candidates for Redmond School Board Position 3

▶ WATCH: Bend Parks Pos. 5 - Elizabeth Hughes Weide & Deb Schoen

▶ WATCH: Bend Parks Pos. 5 - Elizabeth Hughes Weide & Deb Schoen

Endorsement interview for Elizabeth Hughes Weide and Deb Schoen, candidates for Bend Park and Recreation District board Position 5

We Tried All of the Dandy's Shakes So You Don't Have To

We Tried All of the Dandy's Shakes So You Don't Have To

Two locals while away the pandemic in sweet bliss at a Bend drive-in

Light My Fire

Light My Fire

How do you keep your spirits up? What are your secrets?

Ditch the Millenium Mansion

Ditch the Millenium Mansion

A smaller way to affordability and energy efficiency

Wine at the Moon

Wine at the Moon

Pop-up at Silver Moon's production facility in Redmond

From Tacos to Burgers at Worthy

From Tacos to Burgers at Worthy

The new menu includes beef burgers and fries, along with salads, a chicken sandwich and vegetarian offerings

Free Will Astrology—Week of May 13

Free Will Astrology—Week of May 13

Your main job is to be receptive, and make sure you remember

Loot Actually & Weekend At Bernie Madoff's

Loot Actually & Weekend At Bernie Madoff's

Men are not cryptographers, and they are particularly bad at translating women's nonverbal signals

Hard-ly Drinking

Hard-ly Drinking

A roundup of the myriad hard seltzers locals are enjoying in 2021

Cinco Cervezas for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco Cervezas for Cinco de Mayo

Instant fiesta: Just add any of these local Mexican-style beers

John Harvey's Debut EP

John Harvey's Debut EP

"Second Chances" is a breezy collection of folk-pop tunes that tackle the complexities of love and relationships

May the Source Be With You

May the Source Be With You

May's edition of podcasts and shows

Here's Wallace!

Here's Wallace!

Michael B. Jordan launched a new franchise and we're there for it

Source Material

Source Material

April tunes bring May grooves—new music from Dalton Bell, Nicholas Tharpe & quickly, quickly

4 Peaks Goes Miniature

4 Peaks Goes Miniature

Looking to bring back the magic of live music, 4 Peaks scales back its operations in hopes the show will go on

Video & Podcasts

Baking the Magic: The making of the Source Weekly's 2021 Restaurant Guide cover ▶ [with video]

Baking the Magic: The making of the Source Weekly's 2021 Restaurant Guide cover ▶ [with video]

The creative force behind our cookie cover shows us how it got done

Listen: Source Weekly Update 5/6 🎧

Listen: Source Weekly Update 5/6 🎧

Lack of rain's effect on wildfire season and a golf course turning into housing

Rookie Food Cart of the Year  ▶ [with video]

Rookie Food Cart of the Year ▶ [with video]

NorthFresh Sushi has locals in Tumalo and beyond coming back for more

▶ WATCH: Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 2: Candidate Marcus LeGrand

▶ WATCH: Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 2: Candidate Marcus LeGrand

Endorsement interview for Marcus LeGrand, candidate for Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 4

▶ WATCH: Bend La Pine School Board Zone 1 - Carrie McPherson Douglass

▶ WATCH: Bend La Pine School Board Zone 1 - Carrie McPherson Douglass

Endorsement interview for Bend La Pine School Board Zone 1 - Carrie McPherson Douglass

▶ WATCH: Redmond School Board Pos. 3 - Lavon Medlock & Ron Osmundson

▶ WATCH: Redmond School Board Pos. 3 - Lavon Medlock & Ron Osmundson

Endorsement interview for Lavon Medlock and Ron Osmundson, candidates for Redmond School Board Position 3

▶ WATCH: Bend Parks Pos. 5 - Elizabeth Hughes Weide & Deb Schoen

▶ WATCH: Bend Parks Pos. 5 - Elizabeth Hughes Weide & Deb Schoen

Endorsement interview for Elizabeth Hughes Weide and Deb Schoen, candidates for Bend Park and Recreation District board Position 5

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