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Life is a Social Network

Life is a Social Network

This Veteran's Day, local vet Josh Rizzo explains the life-changing benefits of making connections
Even in kindergarten, Josh Rizzo would finish his assignments and then head over to his classmates to help them finish their work. That’s just the way he is. Now 39, Rizzo, a Brooklyn, New York native turned Bend local—has made it his life’s plan to help others.

Source Weekly Update Podcast 11/07/19

Mt. Bachelor for beginners, new studio replaces Cindercone Clay Center, Church of Neil at Worthy Brewing
Mt. Bachelor for beginners, new studio replaces Cindercone Clay Center and Church of Neil at Worthy Brewing in this week's podcast!

A Push for a Warming Shelter in Bend

Local leaders work on solutions for the unhoused population, still left out in the cold
Temperatures dropped below freezing the night of October 29—while people without homes braved the life-threatening temperatures out of doors, huddling in their vehicles or cuddling with their animals for warmth, many hidden from sight on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service land on the outskirts of town. That morning, city and county officials, homeless advocates, law enforcement and firefighters met at the Deschutes County Health Services building in response to the state of emergency announced by Bend City Manager Eric King, effective Oct. 26.

From Alt Rock to Jesus Talk

Local radio station, KURT 93.7, under new ownership
KURT 93.7, marketed as "Central Oregon’s Alternative" broadcasting station, is officially under new ownership. Previously owned by Rubin Broadcasting, a California-based company, the station—launched on April 1, 2018—was dubbed on its Facebook page, “The New Home for Radio Weirdos.”

The Car Camping Dilemma

Irate neighbors, new parking restrictions lend to increased tensions for people experiencing homelessness
Like any college student, Colin P. has his share of stresses—balancing difficult homework assignments, passing midterms, all the while working a part time minimum-wage job and squeezing in the odd social activity. "It's been an adjustment period for sure," says the 29-year-old Army vet, who moved to Bend just a few months ago.

Cattle Mutilations and a Satanic Cult?

Experts weigh in on the disturbing, ongoing mutilations of livestock in Central Oregon
Over the course of the past three decades, over 10,000 animals across the U.S. have been systematically and inexplicably mutilated. In 1975, Kansas ranchers Stanley and Carol Post discovered one of their cows dead—a hematoma on its head, its genitalia and udders surgically removed.

Wasted in Bend: Automobiles

An exhaustive look at emissions and solid waste from cars
Transportation is on the mind of many Bendites this fall, as the City of Bend works through a new 20-year Transportation System Plan to keep people moving safely and efficiently over roads, bus routes and pathways. An estimated 40,000 people have moved to Bend since the previous plan was written, and most brought cars with them.

Source Weekly Update Podcast 10/31/19

Cattle mutilations, an 82-year-old half marathoner and a LUBA kerfuffle for the Deschutes County Commission
Mysterious cattle mutilations, an 82-year-old half-marathoner and a slap on the wrist from the state to the Deschutes County Commission in this week's podcast.

Buehler Considers Run for U.S. House

Tuesday tweet indicates Bend surgeon is considering running
Knute Buehler may be throwing his hat into the ring in the race to replace Rep. Greg Walden. Walden (R-OR2) announced yesterday that after more than 20 years in his current office, he would not seek re-election in 2020.

Hot Race Ahead

Greg Walden announces he won't run for re-election to U.S. House
The 2018 election cycle saw a host of U.S. House seats "flip" from Republicans to Democrats in the so-called "Blue Wave" that swept the country. But here in Oregon's 2nd Congressional District, Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR2) kept his seat, besting Democratic challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner by about 17 points.

Representing Bend on "Jeopardy!"

When to watch Rachel Lindgren in the Tournament of Champions
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