Displacing the Displaced

Redmond's homeless find blockades to encampments. Deschutes County says it's a "and-use issue; COID plans to sell parcel for a reported $8 million.
E stimates vary, but soon 200 to 400 people will be finding a new place to call "home," packing up their motorhomes, tents and tarps and hitting the road to find unoccupied land on which to settle.

Bringin' Down the Noise

Finding a solution to noise complaints in Bend
Residents of the River West neighborhood and business owners at the Century Center meet with mediators to find a solution to noise complaints in Bend.

Smooth and Seamless

Heavy eclipse planning pays off
Warnings of severe traffic, calamity, fuel and food shortages never really materialized in Central Oregon during the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21 — but sometimes it's better to over-hype than be unprepared.

Court Denies Appeal from PGE in Deschutes River Alliance Lawsuit

T he Deschutes River Alliance scored a victory in court last week in its lawsuit against Portland General Electric.

It Ain't All Sunny When Prepping for the Eclipse

Local businesses are stocking up to be ready for the influx
O n a normal day, about 200,000 folks call Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties home.

Eclipse Road Closures in the Deschutes National Forest

Officials from the Deschutes National Forest have announced a number of road closures for eclipse week, including:

The Missing Jigsaw Piece

Bend 2030 offers up 12 solutions to the Bend City Council to foster currently-elusive middle market housing
The Housing Reality

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.


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