Eclipse Encounters

Eclipse Encounters

With an increase in population numbers for the Great American Eclipse, local advocates warn about an increase in human trafficking cases, too.
At a conference room at Bend's St. Charles Medical Center, the room goes silent as a mother relates a story about her young daughter.

That's a Wrap

The Oregon Legislature ends its regular session—without passing a revenue-creating bill that would have changed the rules for taxation on some Oregon businesses
The 2017 Oregon Legislative Session came to an end on July 7.

Blowing Things Up

We ask Bendites: Is 4th of July out of control?
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Real I.D. Moving Forward

TSA may soon prohibit Oregon ID
With the adjournment of the state legislature scheduled for July 10, lawmakers are in a flurry to finish up the work of the session.

Eyes on the Money

Newly approved $695 million city budget focuses heavily on transportation — without long term solutions for increased revenue
Addressing Bend's rapid, projected growth, City Councilors finalized the proposed $695 million biennium budget on June 21, focusing heavily on the transport, public safety and infrastructure sectors.

Lighting Up the Night

Tips on preventing fires this Independence Day
Tips on preventing fires this Independence Day

Bulking up the Ballot Box

A new rule is aimed at further maximizing voter access in Oregon
Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has set in motion yet another effort to "maximize" voter access in a state that already excels in expanding and ensuring voter access for residents.

Update: Cultus Lake Campground Closure

Public pressure forces Deschutes National Forest to speed up re-opening timeline
Leaders from the Deschutes National Forest have reversed their initial decision to close the campground at Cultus Lake for the summer.

Hikes in System Development Charges

BPRD raises rates two-fold compared to City of Bend increases
System Development Charges collected from new development projects to build new streets, sewers, parks and water utilities will soon increase, effectively making housing projects more expensive even amid an affordable housing crunch. Bend Parks and Recreation District voted unanimously on June 6 for the sharpest increase, effective July 1, at a rate of 6.8 percent.

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New Strategy Will Mean Paying To Park In Downtown Bend

Soon, drivers will have to kiss the days of free parking in downtown Bend goodbye.


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Recent Comments

  • Re: Eclipse Encounters

    • The solar eclipse and trafficking are not mutually exclusive. What you fail to realise is…

    • on July 24, 2017
  • Re: Eclipse Encounters

    • Not stupid at all. Historically, there has always been a surge in human trafficking and…

    • on July 24, 2017
  • Re: Eclipse Encounters

    • This is absolutely stupid and ridiculous. There is no relationship between total solar eclipses and…

    • on July 23, 2017
  • Re: Blowing Things Up

    • To the greedy profiteers: when is enough enough? Give it a pause. Judy Collins, circa…

    • on July 13, 2017
  • Re: Laying Bend's Foundation

    • As long as the US allows money laundering by foreign kleptocrats, our housing costs will…

    • on July 13, 2017
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