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Ariel Méndez for Bend Metro Park & Recreation District Director, Pos. 1

Ariel Méndez for Bend Metro Park & Recreation District Director, Pos. 1

Two Bend Park and Recreation board spots are open this election, with Brady Fuller vacating Position 1 and Ellen Grover vacating Position 2. In a city with so many changes and so many needs happening all at once, it's unfortunate that the Position 2 race is unopposed.

2019 Redmond Park Ballot Measures

Redmond Area Park & Recreation Measure No. 9-126: YES Bonds to construct new community recreational facility to expand programs

Don Hedrick for Sisters School District 6, Director, Position 4

Don Hedrick, running for another term on the Sisters School Board, has already served eight years on the board, including four as chair. After taking two years off, he says he missed serving and wants another chance.

Shimiko Montgomery for Administrative School District No. 1 Director, Zone 3 (Bend-La Pine Schools)

It's a high bar to unseat an incumbent in any race. In this one, however, Shimiko Montgomery simply has more knowledge and on-the-ground experience in schools, making her a candidate who can rise to the bar.

Jim Clinton For Central Oregon Community College Director, Zone 5

Unlike the two other races for the Central Oregon Community College board, Zone 5 has two candidates. One of them, John F. Short, says he decided to run, at least in part, so there would be more than one candidate.

Vote Jeff Smith for Sisters School District Director, Pos. 3

Voters have two solid choices in the Position 3 race for the Sisters school board. While both candidates have already served on the board, Jeff Smith is the incumbent.

Vote Caroline Skidmore for Administrative School District No. 1, Director, Zone 1 (Bend-La Pine School Board)

Like the race for the Zone 6 At Large position, the Zone 1 race for the Bend-La Pine School Board has three capable candidates who would all be strong advocates for schools, students, teachers and administrators in the district.

Liz Goodrich for Redmond School District 2J Director, Pos. 5

Redmond's school-age population isn't growing as rapidly as Bend's—but it is steadily climbing, and the city's demographics are changing with it. Redmond's school kids deserve a board that looks to the future, acknowledges the needs and desires of students, and also deeply understands education.

Richard Asadoorian for Administrative School District No. 1, Zone 6 At Large (Bend-La Pine School Board)

Whatever the outcome of this race, voters can rest assured that whoever wins, they'll have a qualified, experienced educator taking the reins. Each of the three candidates is a former educator with extensive experience working in schools.

Humans caused—and then fixed—a climate threat under a Republican president. We can do it again

Each year, we dedicate the issue that falls on Earth Day to examining issues around sustainability and the environment. The notion of sustainability is often thought of as a realm only visited by progressives—environmentalists waving a partisan banner in favor of going green for going green's sake.

Active Transportation can and should be a Bend community value

The City of Bend's Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee has been working for over a year to establish a set of guidelines around Bend's future transportation plan. The committee—made up of a diverse group of volunteers that include a member of the Central Oregon Builders Association and the president of the Bend Chamber, as well as the president of Bend Bikes and the executive director of the Environmental Center—have drafted a tentative set of policies that include adding more sidewalks to Bend's inventory and increasing bike and pedestrian access, as well as plans to address some of the city's pressing traffic needs.

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