A protest is a conversation starter, and it's started one in Bend

A protest is a conversation starter, and it's started one in Bend

A local social media thread concerning gun safety in Bend-La Pine Schools erupted this week, with some parents, teachers and other adults questioning the effectiveness of the 17-minute long protest scheduled for March 14 at schools nationwide.

Protesting an Apartment Complex is Energy Best Used Elsewhere

Even in Central Oregon, people become victims of human trafficking and intimate partner violence on a regular basis.

Kudos to the Superintendent for a Call to Action on School Shootings

Missing from that call to action? A call to ban semi-automatic weapons
In February, yet another massive deadly shooting on a high school campus in Florida.

"Bloodsport" and more in Trump's movie syllabus

That "Bloodsport" is Donald Trump's favorite movie is, like so many things about Trump, thinly sourced, apocryphal yet pathetic, and regularly reported as fact.

Don't Tie TCOs to a Random "Magic Number"

How many barbecues does the average Bend household host each year?

Finally, someone calls the bridge ban effort what it is

According to media reports, it's Gene Whisnant's retirement gift
It might have been an offhand comment not meant for wide public consumption, but when you make a comment at a public hearing, expect people to listen.

Prediction: In this short legislative session, all the shortcomings of a short session will be compounded by politics.

Governor Brown touts increasing graduation rates, avoids PERS
Opening day at the state legislature is akin to the first day of school.

In the first ballot measure of the year, hints of a sea change

Does this indicate a growing change in the way Oregonians feel about health care and economic disparity? We think so
During the 2016 presidential election, a small majority of Deschutes County voted in favor of President Donald Trump.

Fire and Fire and Fury

Steve Bannon and what a bad week really looks like
I went to bed one recent night reading "Fire and the Fury," Michael Wolff's ribald and riveting account of the early days of the Trump regime.

The gas tax wouldn't have killed you.

That lack of sidewalk, though? It might.
If there's one thing people like to complain/lament/rage about in Central Oregon (besides tourists and newcomers), it's traffic and roads.

Vote Yes on Measure 101

This citizen-led referendum looks to fill the gap for Oregonians
When considering the decision of whether or not to support Measure 101 during this week's special election, we'd like to point out a statement in a letter to the editor written by Michelle Ganow-Jones, who opposed The Oregonian's "no" endorsement:


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