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County Commissioner Debate

County Commissioner Debate

Some notable quotes from the recent Chamber event
On Sept. 11, the Bend Chamber of Commerce hosted the latest of its "What's Brewing" debates, inviting candidates for open Deschutes County Commission seats to weigh in.

Bike Park Improvements Hit Snag

County Hearings Officer nixes parts of the expansion plans at Big Sky Park
The big things that were coming to Big Sky Park may get scaled back, depending on the outcome of a special hearing by the Deschutes County Board of County Commissioners. After Bend Park and Recreation District submitted its plans to the Deschutes County development department earlier this year, nearby homeowners raised concerns about lighting, noise, dust and increased traffic.

Homeless Leadership Coalition to Hold Candidate Forum

On Friday, Oct. 5, the Homeless Leadership Coalition is hosting a candidate forum to address homelessness and housing in Central Oregon. Invitations were sent out to gubernatorial, U.S. Representative, Oregon Senate District 30, all Oregon House and Deschutes County Commissioner candidates.

La Bell Pulls Out of HD54 Race

The candidate notified the Oregon Working Families Party Sept. 19
Tthe Oregon Working Families candidate for House District 54 has decided to end her run for the seat. According to a press release from the Oregon Working Families party, the party fully supports Amanda La Bell's decision to end her campaign.

Bucking Tourism Bucks?

The City of Bend gets a big budget boost from hotel taxes. What happens if the well runs dry?
You've probably seen them: people wandering up Bond Street, nearly running into other people, smartphone in one hand, scoop of Bonta in the other, trying to find the Deschutes pub.

Amanda La Bell Loses Support

After an alleged false claim in the voters' pamphlet, Brown and Merkley pull support
Amanda La Bell, who just last month threw her hat in the ring for Oregon House District 54 on the Working Families Party ticket, reportedly made a false statement in the Oregon Voters' Pamphlet—potentially a class C felony.

Fall Style: Heirlooms

These local artists & shops have one style point in common: Heirlooms
This fall, draw inspiration from two artists, Katie Daisy and Sheila Dunn, and two local shop owners, Alicia Renner and Jacq Smith, who we might consider to be Bend’s own “Heirlooms” of art and style.

Bus Stop?

CET drivers are without a contract and could strike to get a new one
On Sept. 6, about 40 people, led by Jonathan Hunt of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757, rallied to demand Cascades East Transit drivers earn a living wage.

Empire Avenue Closure

Parts of Empire Avenue will be closed for construction projects starting Sept. 11, and will be set to reopen in December.

NLA Moving Forward

Newly formed neighborhood group working on its first presentation to the City Council
With the Oct. 17 City Council check-in looming, the newly formed Neighborhood Leadership Alliance is working on what it may present as projects it can have signed off by the Bend City Council. One objective of the 2017 to 2019 Council Goals: to modernize and professionalize how City government operates by increasing the capacity of the neighborhood association system—hence the formation of the NLA.

Schools to Change Boundaries

Bend-La Pine District seeks volunteers for its boundary committee
If there's anything more emotion-inducing than seeing your little one go off to kindergarten, it may be knowing that this may be the last year she'll go to that school. Changing school boundaries can be a heated issue, no matter what grade level.

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  • Re: Bucking Tourism Bucks?

    • Tourism. All the more reason to enact a sales tax. Oregon is a tourist state…

    • on September 23, 2018
  • Re: La Bell Pulls Out of HD54 Race

    • It was my privilege to participate in Amanda La Bell's initial campaign canvass. That afternoon…

    • on September 20, 2018
  • Re: Bucking Tourism Bucks?

    • Confused about a point-- you write, "until this July, when the revenue decreased from $1.4…

    • on September 20, 2018
  • Re: Drying Up?

    • Mark Davis- Check out the USGS study I reference... They are a pretty reliable source…

    • on September 15, 2018
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    • Have these women appeared in court yet? They were scheduled for an August 12th or…

    • on September 7, 2018
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