Capitol report: ODOT faults Bend’s ‘drinking culture’; Walden calls for immigration reform

Meanwhile, a change at local child welfare office.

The state Transportation Commission will consider a report this week that says the Central Oregon’s “drinking culture” built around breweries makes the region more likely to have serious substance abuse-related traffic accidents.

“Central Oregon is a major tourist destination, not just for its winter and summer recreational opportunities but also for its drinking culture,” the report says.

Source: Capitol report: ODOT faults Bend’s ‘drinking culture’; Walden calls for immigration reform; Meanwhile, a change at local child welfare office