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For some, new middle housing is an inconvenience. For others, not having it is devastating. Get ready for change.

For some, new middle housing is an inconvenience. For others, not having it is devastating. Get ready for change.

Under Oregon House Bill 2001, duplexes, triplexes and other multi-family homes must be allowed on any lot that is currently zoned for those single-family homes
Over the past several years, the discussion and then eventual passage of Oregon House Bill 2001 has had NIMBYs on hyperdrive. While each city now has the ability to shape some of the particular policies it implements, the basics of the bill mean that cities in Oregon can no longer allow neighborhoods to be built that allow only single-family homes.

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Letters to the Editor 07/29/21

Water Wars, Les Schwab Amphitheater, New School Board and Voting Rights
Editor's note: In the moments before this issue went to press, the Oregon Health Authority recommended we all go back to indoor mask-wearing once again.

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Letters to the Editor 7/22/21

Guest Opinion: My Home is For Sale, and I Want to Cry
Editor's note: Every time I hang out in Redmond, I get the feeling that Bendites must have gotten in the late '90s, when the population graphs started to show a massive spike upward.

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Water Wars are Here. Let's Work Together.

It's no longer a doomsday proposition to say that water is going to be the reason for many conflicts in the future
One year ago, the Source Weekly published an article titled "The Virus and Bend's Sewage" that explored whether Bend's wastewater posed a risk as it related to COVID-19. As that piece outlined, the water that drains from Bend's toilets and sinks and showers goes through a three-step process to be cleaned... and then, it's dumped into ponds to let it evaporate or seep into the ground.

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Letters to the Editor 7/15/21

Guest Opinion: Redmond City Council needs to take a strong stance against the Confederate flag
Editor's note: Summer is in full swing!

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Parking Pains are Only Beginning. Survey All Residents About How to Proceed with Old Bend Program

A reminder of the power of human connection and the pleasure that can be found in seeing musicians play live on a gorgeous summer night
This past week, the City of Bend's new Old Bend Parking District program got its first big test when the annual Munch and Music free event debuted once again in Drake Park. To the average person who biked or walked to the event, it was a grand success—a reminder of the power of human connection and the pleasure that can be found in seeing musicians play live on a gorgeous summer night.

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Letters to the Editor 7/8/21

What. The. Fireworks., Library Expansion, The Gallon Smashing Prank and more
Editor's Note Whether you're an employer or an employee (or you own your own business), chances are you've discussed the current worker shortage with someone at least once over the past several months. This week's feature story aims to get a sense of why it's happening, and the impacts on not just business owners, but workers who are left without adequate support, too.

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Redmond's Growing Pains Shouldn't Include Honoring Traitors and Slavery

In a parade where no political flags were supposed to fly, a "Civil War re-enacter" brought perhaps one of the most political flags Americans know
Over the past week, the drought and the danger of fire saw most locals complying with the repeated pleas to avoid personal fireworks on the 4th of July. That part of the 4th went relatively smoothly, with no major fires reported in the area.

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Boot: People are dying in the heat, while others are collecting likes on social media for trolling them.

The record heat we are experiencing all around the region became deadly this past weekend for two people living on the literal margins of Bend
This week, while the average person hunkers down in front of a fan or in that coveted air-conditioned room, people on the margins in our community are fighting for their lives. The record heat we are experiencing all around the region became deadly this past weekend for two people living on the literal margins of Bend, who were camped on the stretch of Hunnell Road just off Highway 97.

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Letters to the Editor 7/1/21

Guest Opinion: Support for the Central Library
Editor's note: It's a week like no other.

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Letters to the Editor 6/24/21

Guest Opinion: About Those Mirror Pond Bread Crumbs
Editor's note: Fires are already burning across the West.

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Support the Local Journalism Sustainability Act

The traditional advertising business models has made it far more difficult for local news outlets to provide the depth of coverage that you deserve
If you're reading this sentence, it's probably because you value local news. So you may be surprised to hear that local news is collapsing around the country.

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