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K-3 Students Will Return to the Classroom in Early October

K-3 Students Will Return to the Classroom in Early October

Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Lora Nordquist announced the district will offer hybrid learning earlier than it planned
All Bend-La Pine Schools students in grades K-3 will begin to return to in-person hybrid classes during the week of Oct. 5. The announcement came Tuesday evening from Superintendent Lora Nordquist who stated that COVID-19 cases improved faster than the district anticipated.

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Con el 10 % de la población del estado de Oregon bajo algún tipo de orden de evacuación y cerca de 1 millón de hectáreas incendiadas a lo largo del estado, hay miles de razones para creer que los incendios forestales fuera de control puedan llegar a extenderse a Bend en los próximos años.

Are We Next?

What local, state and federal governments are doing to protect Deschutes County from wildfire
With 10% of the people in Oregon under some type of evacuation order, and roughly 1 million acres burned throughout the state, there's plenty of reason to believe that out-of-control wildfires could reach Bend in the coming years.

My View: Shane Nelson, Deschutes County Sheriff Candidate ▶ [with video]

Local political candidates share their views on the issues
L. Shane Nelson, candidate for Deschutes County Sheriff, joins Editor Nicole Vulcan of the Source Weekly for "My View," a video series inviting local candidates to share their views on a host of topics ahead of the 2020 election, while sitting in front of a view they enjoy. Nelson chose Tumalo State Park . Stay tuned for the Source Weekly's endorsements of local candidates, on stands Oct. 22, 2020.

Source Weekly Update Sep 16

This week on The Source Update we are discussing the prevailing Oregon wildfires
On this week's Source Update, we are discussing the raging Oregon wildfires. How were they originated?

My View: Donavan Jividen, Bend City Council Pos. 3 Candidate ▶ [with video]

Local political candidates share their views on the issues
Donavan Jividen, candidate for Bend City Council position 3, joins the Editor Nicole Vulcan of the Source Weekly for "My View," a video series inviting local candidates to share their views on a host of topics ahead of the 2020 election, while sitting in front of a view they enjoy. Jividen chose northeast Bend's Hollinshead Park.

Shelter from the Smoke

Locals mobilize to offer a space for people without homes to go, away from the hazardous air quality
Locals mobilize to offer a space for people without homes to go, away from the hazardous air quality

The Politics of Climate Change

In Oregon, legislators have struggled to pass consequential laws to lower emissions. The recent Republican walkouts exacerbated that.
As Oregon and California set new wildfire destruction records this past week (3.1 million acres burned in California and 1 million in Oregon), climate change experts argue this is just the beginning.   “Climate change dries out the grassland and will continue to make summers longer and hotter, with longer fire seasons,” explained Brad Chalfant, founding director of the Deschutes Land Trust, which has been trying to buy the Skyline Forest to create more of a wildland-urban interface zone between Bend and the wider forest.  

Listen: Criminal Justice Reform with John Hummel 🎧

The Deschutes County District Attorney discusses innovative ways his office lowered the rate of recidivism for drug offenses
For this week's "Bend Don't Break" podcast we talk with John Hummel, who has been serving as the Deschutes County District Attorney since he was first elected in 2014. Before that, he served on the Bend City Council for six years, and then resigned in 2007 to earn his Masters in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

Local Homeless Shelters are Helping Evacuees and the Area's Houseless Population. Here's How They Say You Can Help.

Shepherd's House needs N-95 masks, cash donations to help during wildfire event and beyond
Central Oregonians are keeping windows and doors closed today, as smoke from the many fires burning in Oregon began to blow this direction starting Thursday night. Keeping the windows and doors closed helps preserve indoor air quality—but for those who live outdoors or in temporary shelters, that's not really possible.

Stop with the Antifa Arson Rumors, FBI Says

Officials are publicly debunking rumors that anti-fascists started Oregon's deadly wildfires. In Deschutes County, Sheriff debunks rumor about someone starting fires. It was vomit, not a fire they found.
Antifa, Oregon wildfires, oregon arson rumors, fire resources

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