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Power To The People

Senate bill introduces mandatory civics class for all high school students
Abraham Lincoln once said, "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." Perhaps Oregon legislators were thinking of this quote when they signed a new bill last spring that will require high school students in Oregon to take one semester of dedicated civics education prior to graduation.

Preschool Pursuit

Finding the Best Fit for Your Family
Choosing the right preschool for your child is no small task. From navigating preschool philosophies to understanding curriculums to choosing the right class size, there is a lot to consider.

It's a Desert Out There

The child care shortage in Central Oregon worsens amidst pandemic
Sarah Bystrom is a sales director and working mother of a family of four in Bend. She and her husband are raising two boys—one 3 years old and another age 20-months.

Rites of Passage Gone Awry

What it's like being a senior amidst the pandemic
It was the first day of high school, that telltale dreaded 24 hours of nerves, expectations and inevitable disappointment. My heart fluttered as I gripped the straps of my backpack and crossed the building's threshold.





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