Category Archives: Bend Bulletin

Editorial: Ballot measures won’t stop walkouts

While most people are laser-focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon labor unions want to do something about another problem: the legislative walkouts. Source: Editorial: Ballot measures won’t stop walkouts | Opinion | bendbulletin.com

COVID-19 guts passenger use of Redmond Airport 

Redmond is just one of hundreds of airports across the county and the world that has seen passenger numbers grind to a near standstill as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: COVID-19 guts passenger use of Redmond Airport | Coronavirus | bendbulletin.com

‘We’re in a recession,’ economist says 

The ripples from the lockdown of businesses to contain COVID-19 is throwing Oregon into a recession, a Central Oregon economist says. Source: ‘We’re in a recession,’ economist says | Business | bendbulletin.com

Fishing a good activity for social distancing

Fishing has long been an activity in which people can, and often want to, keep their distance from each other. So the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is encouraging anglers to get out and fish while maintaining social-distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, including avoiding groups of 10 or more and staying at least […]
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COVID-19 prompts authorities to delay prescribed fires in Central Oregon

While Central Oregonians struggle with a stay-at-home order and the widespread shutdown of businesses and facilities due to the COVID-19 outbreak, authorities are doing what they can to ensure everyone has clean air to breathe. The Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland have postponed all prescribed burns in the area in […]
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OSU-Cascades, other Oregon public universities to no longer require SAT, ACT tests for admission

Oregon’s public universities, including Oregon State University-Cascades, will no longer require SAT or ACT tests for incoming student applications, starting with students entering college in the fall of 2021. The universities jointly announced this decision Wednesday morning, stating in a press release that high school grade point average, or GPA, is the most accurate predictor […]
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CO law enforcement split on governor’s new order

Sheriff Nelson says he won’t arrest violators; other agencies say they will. A day after Gov. Kate Brown ordered Oregonians to stay home “to the maximum extent possible” to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Central Oregon law enforcement agencies are divided in how they plan to enforce the unprecedented rule. Source: CO law […]
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The commerce of cannabis in the age of the coronavirus

The phrase “safety meeting” has long been used in marijuana-using circles as code for “Let’s take a break and smoke.” Like so much else in our suddenly socially distant culture, the idea of sharing a pre-roll or a pipe is, for many, largely out of the question for now. But marijuana sales — and safety […]
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Central Oregon distilleries switch from spirits to sanitizer

Central Oregon distilleries are racing to fill the need for hand sanitizer by switching from spirits to cleansing gel. Early on in the battle to combat the spread of COVID-19, U.S. consumers snatched the portable hand sanitizer as a way to stop the spread of the virus, but demands quickly outpaced supply. Source: Central Oregon […]
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Employers should hold off sending workers for routine clearances

As Central Oregon’s four hospitals gear up for the expected influx of COVID-19 cases, they’re telling anyone who needs medical treatment to call first, particularly those employees seeking routine screenings for employment. Source: Employers should hold off sending workers for routine clearances | Coronavirus | bendbulletin.com