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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.

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.

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.

Outstanding Student Athletes

Nominated by school athletic directors, these kids are tough on the field—and in the classroom
As part of the Source's Back to School issue, we reached out to area high school athletic directors to see who the best and brightest of Bend are—both on and off the field.

School Construction

New school buildings, secure lobbies and energy upgrades still underway at Bend-La Pine Schools
School might have been out for the summer, but staff at Bend-La Pine Schools have been keeping busy over the past few months.

Big Bucks to Knute's Campaign

Nike co-founder Phil Knight recently donated $1 million to Buehler's run for governor
Nike co-founder Phil Knight recently donated $1 million to Knute Buehler's campaign, according to an article written by the Willamette Week. Although the donation hasn't been recorded with the Secretary of State's office—and Buehler's spokewoman, Monica Wroblewski hasn't confirmed the donation—Willamette Week said Knight's total donation is now $1.5 million for this year's gubernatorial run.

Sheriff Nelson Endorses Pro-Measure 105 Statement

DA John Hummel is still against repealing Oregon's sanctuary law
On Aug. 27, 15 Oregon sheriffs from mostly rural counties—including Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson—endorsed a statement from Clatsop County Sheriff Thomas J. Bergin, asking voters to repeal Oregon’s “illegal-immigrant” sanctuary statute. Ballot Measure 105 would “repeal the state law, Oregon Revised Statute 181A.820, which forbids state agencies, including law enforcement, from using state resources or personnel to detect or apprehend persons whose only violation of the law is that of federal immigration law.”

Judge Rules Ochoco OHV Trail Plan Illegal

One more judge will review plan before final decision
A controversial Forest Service plan to establish a 137-mile trail for off-road vehicles in the Ochoco National Forest has been shot down by a federal judge in Pendleton, Ore. Patricia Sullivan issued her decision after a decade-long effort led by the Forest Service to include OHVs into the forest's travel management plan.

12 People are Running in Bend's City Council/Mayor Race

Here's who's running
Three of Bend's seven city council seats are up for grabs—and this time around, one of those positions is also the position filled by the newly-elected mayor. In May, voters voted in favor of choosing a directly-elected mayor, as opposed to allowing the city council to choose a mayor from among sitting councilors.

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