Have a grievance with your government?

Have a grievance with your government?

Sometimes it costs money to redress it
T his week, we've been witness to numerous discussions around public process.

Why did Local Oregon Legislators Oppose New Distracted Driving Laws?

We dissect why Knute Buehler voted no.
Nearly every week, an alert like this comes into our newsroom from a local law enforcement agency:

State of Emergency: The prospect of a failed real estate transaction, #inBend

D uring the Sept. 20 Bend City Council meeting, councilors sent a clear message to the community about one thing: When a real estate transaction hangs in the balance, our City Council will step up to declare an emergency to right the wrong—no matter what that might look like to those struggling to keep a roof over their heads.

Some people have transportation options. Others don't have "options" at all

A mong the things that can be said about the foibles of humanity, one thing seems to be true: We don't always choose the things that are good for us.

Music is a business, too. Don't treat it different from other businesses.

Our opinion on the noise ordinance
Ah, the gentle sound of commerce.

An elected mayor can provide cultural and ethical leadership.

As talks move forward on electing a Bend mayor, we weigh in.
Among the many reasons that Bend is in dire need of changes to its City Charter, here's another one.

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.

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    6th Annual Board Fair

    Mon., Oct. 23, 4-5:30 p.m.
    @ Deschutes Brewery Public House – Interested in becoming a board member? You'll have a chance...

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