Fraught with ongoing issues, we're making progress, Central Oregon

Fraught with ongoing issues, we're making progress, Central Oregon

O n regular weeks, this section of our publication is reserved for commentary and inquiry, and often, constructive criticism about the things going on in Central Oregon.

Local media should have access to police radio traffic, in real time

This week, the Deschutes County 9-1-1 Service District made the move from an analog-based radio system to a more modern, digital trunked system.

Oh, Dam. It's Back.

Deschutes River dredgers want your taxes
Like us, you've probably grown tired of the endless history lessons surrounding the bend in the Deschutes River affectionately known as "Mirror Pond."

What is ecotourism, anyway, and can Bend accomplish it?

We discuss the fallout from being ranked #1, again.
Like any story that delves into the complexity of living in a tourist town that gets a lot of attention—and many subsequent transplants—last week's story, "Unsolicited Accolades" elicited a lot of commentary.

Parking Study: More of Bend's residents should think twice about a car commute

...and new programs can foster that.
Want to invoke a string of anguished cries of outrage in Bend?

Cell Tower: When in doubt, err on the side of protecting kids.

Last week's article, "Tower Tussle," has ignited a lot of debate in the comments section of our website.

The World Needs Its Helpers Even More Than Ever

As the city of Portland reels from the horrific stabbings on a Trimet MAX train last Friday, the rest of the state is reeling too.

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