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Proposed mandate would shine a light on home energy use
The City of Bend's Climate Action Steering Committee has been diligently working on the Community Climate Action Plan, which will help guide the City—and the community—in pursuit of goals to reduce fossil fuel use by 40 percent by the year 2030 and by 70 percent by the year 2050. The Bend City Council will soon vote on its adoption.

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Vicious Recycle & Driving Miss Crazy

Vicious Recycle

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Facebook: Past, present and future

Advice & Fun

Skate School Gets its Own Mural

Muralist and skateboarder, John Pipes, shares his art with Bearings Skateboard Academy
The work of a world-traveling mural painter can now be found in Bend, at the skate school Bearings Skateboard Academy. John Pipes—who typically signs his murals under his professional moniker, Pipes Dreams—completed three pieces now on permanent display at BSA.

Art Watch

Free Will Astrology—Week of November 21

Have a talk with yourself about why the thing your body has wanted isn't in alignment with your highest good.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Poet Cecilia Woloch asks, "How to un-want what the body has wanted, explain how the flesh in its wisdom was wrong?"

Advice & Fun

A Tax on Reading

How international tariffs are making a significant impact—even on books
Editor's note: In honor of this week's Poetry Issue—paying homage to local whizzes of the written word—I reached out to Tom at Dudley's, asking him to write a piece that would detail a concern he shared with me this fall, thereby connecting national policy to what's happening in your local bookshop.

Culture Features

Prescription Pot

The ups and downs of being a test case for the federal government's Investigative New Drug program
Over the years of writing this column, I've gotten to meet and interview a lot of great people. One of my all-time favorite subjects to spend time with is Elvy Musikka, who I profiled in 2017 for being one of the last remaining Americans approved to receive cannabis from the federal government for medical conditions.

Smoke Signals

Local Novelist gives Historical Women a Voice

Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author, focuses on celebrating women of the West
"Women's history must be invented... both uncovered and made up." – Virginia Woolf Envisioning the wild, wild West leads to very specific imagery: dusty trails, tumbleweeds and rugged, leather-clad cowboys patrolling the countryside on horseback.

Source Spotlight

This Modern World—week of November 21

Our top story-Impeachment! What's the deal, anyway?

Advice & Fun

Mild Abandon—week of November 21

When you remember impeachment is a process

Advice & Fun

Once Upon A Crime & My Fare Lady

No forgiveness, no peace
Once Upon A Crime

Advice & Fun

Crosstitutes Get Shut Down, Reborn

After a viral post, Instagram suspends local art account
Going viral on social media can be an exciting prospect for an artist. It can bring more viewers, generate sales and push social media reach to a larger fanbase.

Art Watch

Award-Winning Journalist Comes to Bend

Lulu Garcia-Navarro aims to share how the U.S. is viewed by other countries and cultures
Central Oregon Community College's Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program brings a variety of speakers to the Central Oregon community, all with diverse perspectives and expertise.Up next in the series is journalist Lulu Garcia-Navarro, who will present "America—A Global Perspective."

Culture Features

This Modern World—week of November 14

After getting away with one bank robbery, the President decides to rob another bank

Advice & Fun

Free Will Astrology—Week of November 14

Something that could be valuable in the future may be undervalued now
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The Louvre Museum in Paris displays 38,000 objects throughout its eighteen acres of floor space.

Advice & Fun

Heads Up from the Feds

USDA breaks silence on hemp rules
After years of state governments greenlighting hemp production, and following several appeals from numerous members of Congress, the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week issued its (paradoxically titled) interim final hemp rules for nationwide hemp farming.

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