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Lights Out on Lighting Efficiency?

Lights Out on Lighting Efficiency?

Some groups say a proposed rollback cost consumers billion—and could have serious environmental consequences
On Feb. 28, the Department of Energy held a public meeting to announce its plan to revoke Obama-era rules that required higher energy efficiency standards for lighting.

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Governor Forms Oregon Wildfire Response Council

Bend's mayor among members of new council aimed at preventing and stopping wildfires
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has launched the Oregon Wildfire Response Council, a group set to oversee the state's wildfire preparedness, prevention and response.

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Scenes from the Youth Climate Strike

Students walked out of school, urging leaders to take more action to slow global warming

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Youth Climate Strike

Bend Senior High students to participate in global climate change walkout Friday
On March 15, Bend Senior High School students will join what is expected to be hundreds of thousands of students nationwide in the Youth Climate Strike. The—now global—movement of youth protesting the inaction of world leaders in the face of climate change all started last year with one 16-year-old Swedish girl staging a sit-in on the Swedish parliament to raise awareness about the climate crisis.

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New COCC President Officially Announced

The board of directors voted on Tuesday to approve the hiring of Dr. Laurie Chesley
Central Oregon Community College announced their official hiring of Dr. Laurie Chesley as the next COCC president.

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Calls to Action on Race

As Central Oregon's diversity increases, are local schools doing enough to address racist incidents among students and staff?
During the 2017-18 school year, Bend-La Pine Schools' student population was 82 percent white, according to Oregon Department of Education statistics, making the non-white student population roughly 18 percent. Compare that to the 1997-98 school year, when the district had a "minority population" of 4.3 percent, and it's clear demographics are changing.

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The Mean Streets of Winter

Heavy snow years can cause headaches for commuters, pedestrians and the City
The end of winter came in like a lion, covering Bend with record snowfall in February. Even though the snow's largely stopped falling and the temperatures are rising, plenty of reminders from the storm remain on roadways and sidewalks.

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PSA: Facebook is Down

Facebook turns to Twitter to report widespread outage
If you're reading this article, you didn't get here through Facebook. Facebook is reportedly experiencing some technical difficulties with their apps, including Instagram, and desktop version of the popular social media platform.

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Bend Garbage & Recycling Selling to New Owners

Republic Services, Inc. of Phoenix will take over near the end of March
On March 6, Bend Garbage & Recycling—which also operates High Country Disposal and Deschutes Recycling—announced an agreement to sell its services to Republic Service of Phoenix, Ariz. The company operates hauling services in Bend north of Greenwood Ave. and in Redmond and Sisters.

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Snow Storm Causes School Year Extension

Last day of school now June 14
The area's record-setting snowfall in February resulted in Bend-La Pine Schools canceling four days. On March 7, the district announced it would extend the school year until Friday, June 14.

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Newport Avenue's Owner Gets a National Award

Rudy Dory was honored at the 2019 National Grocers Association Show
Since opening in 1976, Newport Avenue Market has left its mark on the community. The store itself is a 19-time winner of the "Best Grocery Store" category in the Source's Best Of Issue.

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Ascending to Nationals

A local kid sets her sights on competing in world championships in the sport of bouldering
On a recent snowy afternoon, climber Mira Capicchioni warmed up inside the Bend Rock Gym with a handful of her teammates from Bend Endurance Academy's climbing program. They hung around the bouldering section of the gym, which features diverse climbing terrain peppered with color-coded plastic holds and "volumes," or larger features.

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The Struggles of Snowmaggedon

For most people, late-season storms meant hassles with driving and shopping. For some, however, it was a battle to survive
Take a look outside right now and chances are the evidence is still there: Bend received record-setting snowfall in February, getting nearly 46 inches during the month. That set a new record, according to the National Weather Service.

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DA's Office Seeks Budget Increase

John Hummel says without staffing increase, services such as victim assistance programs could be eliminated
Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel is making a big ask for staffing during this year's budget setting. In a letter to the Deschutes County Budget Committee, dated March 4, Hummel said the department needs an increase of 12 full-time employees in order to provide full prosecution services in the county.

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Hayden Homes is The Best Company to Work for in Oregon

The Redmond based company is at the top of Oregon Business magazine's latest list
Hayden Homes tops Oregon Business Magazine's Best Companies list.

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Oregon Leads National Lawsuit Against "Gag Rule"

21 states are fighting the ruling that would change Title X funding
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced they are leading a national lawsuit against a ruling that would directly effect funding for Title X.

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