The Future of Building

The Future of Building

A renewable shift, powered by wind and sun
When imagining the future, the younger me dreamed of living like the Jetsons: flying cars, robots and gadgets performing every daily task. Instead we'll likely see fewer hyper-futuristic homes and cars, and more solar panel-lined roofs and wind turbines.

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Weekend Warrior: March 15-17

Adventurous films are on the menu
It's that time of the week again – where you start to ask yourself, "what am I going to do this weekend?" Sometimes our brains don't have enough power left to even begin to think about making plans.

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This Modern World

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Free Will Astrology—Week of March 14

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In 2014, NASA managed to place its MAVEN spacecraft into orbit around Mars. The cost of the mission was $671 million.

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New Prints from Crow's Shadow

Collective exhibition highlights art from Native artists
Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts is offering a unique artist in residency program located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. While Crow's Shadow is a print studio that offers educational and professional development opportunities for Native artists, its residency program invites artists who don't traditionally work in the printmaking medium to work with a master printer to create lithographs of their work.

Art Watch

Fair and Impartial?

Applicants test the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners
In a March 6 business meeting, the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners once again heard an appeal of a marijuana farm land-use application. This is the first public hearing regarding an appeal of a marijuana land-use application since it was announced that the Deschutes County Farm Bureau and local industry representatives are appealing the county's 2018 "emergency" rulemaking decisions that further restricted where cannabis farms could exist.

Smoke Signals

Especially in March, Basketball Is Life

A look at some of the local hoopsters around Bend
The greatest time of the year is coming up. No, it's not Christmas.

Culture Features

Between A Squawk And A Hard Place and Fairy Bail Romance

Between A Squawk And A Hard Place I'm a 32-year-old gay man, and my boyfriend of three years sometimes vents to his friends about our relationship.

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A Field Guide to Bad-Faith Social Justice Activists

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Mild Abandon—Week of March 14

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The Consequences of Deferred Maintenance

When it comes to property, it pays to keep up with fixes
Deferred maintenance is the exercise of postponing repairs and regular maintenance on real property or personal property in order to save costs. More often than not, failing to perform necessary, preventative services or repairs will result in asset deterioration and will ultimately have a big impact on the value of a home and its ability to sell.

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A Hard Yuck Story and A Scar Is Born

A Hard Yuck Story I'm a 34-year-old struggling comic. My girlfriend is a 29-year-old children's therapist.

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Trashformations is back!

Two local events turn old items into new treasures
Staring in 2000, a unique, day-long, annual event began bringing artists together, creating things using only what they found at what was once Bend's premiere junkyard wonderland, Pak-It. Pat Korish, owner of Pak-It, paired with Artists Local 101, a now-defunct nonprofit art group, to put on the event.

Art Watch

Putting the Dogs First

When it comes to sled dog racing, winning a prestigious Humanitarian Award is the marker of world-class canine care
Snow blasts our faces as we race down the Trail of Dreams behind Sunrise Lodge with Mt. Bachelor Sled Dog Rides. Owner Rachael Scdoris can be heard from behind, naming each of the 10 dogs pulling our sled.

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Mild Abandon—Week of March 7

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Free Will Astrology—Week of March 7

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Who was the model for Leonardo da Vinci's iconic painting Mona Lisa? Many scholars think it was Italian noblewoman Lisa del Giocondo.

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