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Locals express outrage over the charges and release of Ian Cranston, who officials say shot and killed Barry Washington Sunday
In the early hours of Sunday 27-year-old Ian Cranston shot and killed 22-year-old Barry Washington Jr. outside of a downtown Bend nightclub, officials say. Initial reporting suggested Cranston shot Washington after he complimented Cranston’s girlfriend and asked her out, once at the bar and later outside.

Source Weekly Update 9/23/21

The death of Barry Washington and an effort to make Bend's streets safer
The death of a young man on the streets of Bend after a bar fight, and a push to make Bend's streets safer through a survey and upcoming conference... all in this week's Source Weekly Update.

The Invisible Audit

A small but dedicated chatroom is coordinating a grassroots "audit" of Oregon's elections, with help from local Republican officials
On June 22 Deschutes County Republican Party Chair Phil Henderson and Precinct Committeeperson Mark Knowles spoke to the Gateway Pundit, a far-right news website, after touring the Maricopa County, Arizona, audit. The Arizona audit has been criticized for indulging conspiracy theories, like searching for traces of bamboo in ballots to determine if they were imported from Asia, while failing to meet the state's standards for recounts and audits.

Like Rocket Fuel for Nonprofit Fundraising

Central Oregon Gives aims to raise $1 million through its online end-of-year giving campaign
Organizers have labeled it as "rocket fuel" for a nonprofit's end-of-year giving campaign—and if the past two years of the Central Oregon Gives program are any indication, that's pretty dang accurate. This week, the Central Oregon Gives campaign—a project born and fostered right here at the Source Weekly—kicked off the 2021 edition of the fundraising effort by putting out a call to nonprofits to join.

Not So Fast

The first Safe Travel Summit seeks survey participants to address perplexing 2020 data on fatal car accidents
Common sense would tell you fewer people driving on roadways would mean fewer traffic deaths, but 2020 traffic fatality data show the opposite trend occurring. Americans drove 13.2% fewer miles total in 2020 but fatal traffic accidents rose by 7%.

Downtown Shooting Leaves One Dead

Man shot after argument outside of a downtown nightclub
Officials say 27-year-old Ian Cranston shot and killed 22-year-old Barry Washington Jr. outside of The Capitol, a nightclub in downtown Bend early Sunday morning.   Washington had moved to Bend a little over a month ago from the San Francisco Bay area.

Noticias en Español

¿Un pequeño aumento en las mascotas devueltas?
De nuestra edición de mascotas en la zona centro de Oregon Tal vez a escuchado noticias como estas recientemente: Las personas que adoptaron todos esos "cachorros en la pandemia" durante los días tranquilos de trabajo desde casa, ahora están cambiando de opinión y los están devolviendo a montones.

End of an Abstraction

There's no single view among veterans on the Afghan withdrawal, but they do face unique challenges both during their service and after
There are around 22,000 veterans in Central Oregon—less than 10% of the population. Nationally about 7% of the population has served in the military.

A New Way to Manage Houseless Services?

After continued growth in the population without homes, Bend city councilors seek to centralize service providers
Two Bend City Councilors are advocating for the creation of a joint office that would centralize the work of area unhoused service providers. In a letter to Deschutes County commissioners, Councilors Anthony Broadman and Megan Perkins noted the reported 13% increase in the unhoused population following the most recent point-in-time count from the Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition.

Escaping the North Tower ▶ [with video]

On September 11, 2001, now-Bendite Chuck Allen had to scramble down more than 80 stories and run from plumes of smoke before the nightmare was over
Graphic warning: This story contains some graphic details of the carnage of the September 11 attacks. When Chuck Allen arrived for work on September 11, 2001, he made the arduous trip to his office in the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan.

Cartel Grow Op Busted

Over 9,000 cannabis plants, 2,800 pounds of marijuana seized at farm in Alfalfa, where cops say at least 10 people were working "involuntarily"
Cops confiscated a massive amount of marijuana and a handful of weapons from a 30-acre property in Alfalfa, east of Bend, that detectives say was operated by a Mexican drug cartel. Detectives with the Deschutes County Illegal Marijuana Enforcement team concluded their long-term investigation into the property on Sept. 2, where they found over 9,000 marijuana plants in over 40 greenhouses, 2,800 pounds of processed marijuana, an AR-15 rifle and two pistols.

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