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Get It Right with Cap and Invest

Big problems require big moves
Big problems require big moves. We have no doubt that legislative action to help curb Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions is the right thing to do—and that the time is now to take action.

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Editor's note: It's no secret that the word "growth" has been, and continues to be, the word that defines Central Oregon most succinctly.
Editor's note: It's no secret that the word "growth" has been, and continues to be, the word that defines Central Oregon most succinctly.

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Wilderness Permits: A (tentatively) good compromise?

The new permit system goes into effect in May. Now we know what it really looks like.
For the past several years, officials from the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests have been engaged in a process aimed at managing overuse in the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters wilderness areas. We've known since last year that a day-use permit system, with a cap in the number of users per day, was coming for 19 of the wilderness areas' most popular trails, such as Green Lakes, South Sister and Broken Top.

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Editor's note: Some of you might have heard of the term "solutions journalism."

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Editor's note: I spent the better part of last week taking part in the judging process for the Bend Chamber's Women of the Year awards.

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Glass Slipper: A Sea Change in Solving the Housing Crisis

A decade in the making, 2020 appears to be the year for real movement on the housing crisis
Central Oregonians have been painfully aware of the extent of the housing crisis for years. As the community began to emerge from the Great Recession, locals began to understand that the flip side of "bust" is "boom"—and that "boom," for a lot of people, translated into a housing affordability problem and a growing population of people experiencing homelessness.

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Editor's note: The 2020 presidential election is still 10-ish months away... but it already feels like political season is in full swing.

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A Superintendent's Role: Communicator

Right now, the search is underway for the next superintendent for Bend-La Pine Schools.
Right now, the search is underway for the next superintendent for Bend-La Pine Schools. With roughly 18,700 students in three towns in a region that continues to see astronomical population growth, there's no doubt that the next head of our local public schools system should be a dynamic leader, ready to tackle growth, building schools, campus safety, bullying, rigorous instruction and so much more.

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Editor's note: I admit it: I've spent a bit too much time this week on Twitter and the websites of various national news outlets.

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Once It Was, "Where's Walden?" Now, It Might Be, "Where's the Dem?"

The May primary is not far away. Will we soon get to meet the Democrats running for Greg Walden's seat?
For the first time in over two decades, voters in the 2nd Congressional District of Oregon can be sure they will elect a new person to represent them in the U.S. House, following Rep. Greg Walden's announcement that he would not seek re-election. Walden, who first won the seat in 1998, has been the target of much scrutiny by some constituents for, among other things, holding precious few town halls and for meeting only with select groups when he does visit his district—prompting some to exclaim "Where's Walden?" on a regular basis.

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Love for Jim Anderson, reactions to "Poverty with a View" and more in this week's Letters
Editor's note: Recently we reported on Bend getting national recognition (not unusual)—this time, for being the #1 city in which to get fit.

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Look Up and Beyond

Growth and access cost money
Last week, the Bend City Council initially voted in favor of putting the smaller of two proposed transportation bond packages before voters during the May election, aiming to tackle some of the most pressing and overdue transportation-related problems in Bend. While the Council still has another vote before them before voters would see that bond package on the ballot, all signs point toward it moving forward.

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Guest Opinion: Central Oregon Needs Its Glaciers
Editor's note: A few months ago, our team was doing a vision session about the special issues we wanted to tackle in 2020.

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Data is King, but Cash Works, Too

Personal and public lessons from the City of Bend's data breach
Editor Nicole Vulcan is penning this week's editorial under her name, rather than being a work of our editorial board, due to her personal tie to the subject matter. This week, we're putting out our first Money Issue aimed at giving people some food for thought about handling finances in the new decade.

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