Category Archives: Bend Bulletin

Editorial: Here’s what one-party rule really means

Oregon’s House and Senate are dominated by Democrats. There’s nothing particularly wrong with that so long as those in power don’t use their advantage to ride roughshod over those with whom they disagree. But that’s exactly what could happen with Senate Bill 761, and an amendment to the measure would only make matters worse. Source: […]
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Guest column: Oregon shouldn’t get its drugs from Canada

As neighbors in the Pacific Northwest, Canada and Oregon have much in common. We once even shared a common land, until the Oregon Treaty of 1846 established the U.S.-Canadian border, settling a long-standing dispute. We now find ourselves again in a dispute over boundaries, as Oregon politicians attempt to raid the Canadian prescription drug supply, […]
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Deschutes County unemployment rate level at 4.4%

Crook County job growth among state’s fastest. Employers in Deschutes and Jefferson counties have slowed the pace at which they’re adding jobs, while Crook County’s job growth is among the fastest in the state, the Oregon Employment Department reported Tuesday. Source: Deschutes County unemployment rate level at 4.4%; Crook County job growth among state’s fastest

Hunt for Deschutes River cougar halted; Cougar spotted in Sunriver Tuesday morning

Cougar spotted in Sunriver Tuesday morning. Authorities in Bend have halted efforts to trap a cougar in the Deschutes River canyon because the animal has not returned to the area for several days, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Tuesday. “Cougar sighting signs remain up in the Deschutes River canyon area, with tips […]
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Cougar reported in Sunriver

An unconfirmed cougar sighting was reported this morning at approximately 8.30 a.m. in Sunriver, the most recent of several reports of cougar activity in the area since late April. Source: Cougar reported in Sunriver;

Deschutes River postage stamp released Tuesday near Bend

Stamp set commemorates Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The U.S. Postal Service will host a dedication ceremony Tuesday near Bend for its new Wild and Scenic Rivers Forever stamps that include one featuring the Deschutes River. The collection of new stamps highlights 12 rivers and river segments that were protected under the Wild and Scenic […]
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Taking the lead in Oregon to prevent inherited disease

To avoid backlash from irresponsible applications, gene therapies should be developed in the U.S. Clinicians at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland see some of the toughest cases in the region. Patients go to OHSU struggling with devastating neurodegenerative diseases, rare forms of cancer and deadly heart conditions. Many of these conditions are rooted […]
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Bend tourism fuels room tax growth

Collections exceeded last year for seven months. For seven straight months, Bend’s transient room tax collections have surpassed previous years, according to tourism officials. To date, fiscal year collections are running about 5.8% higher than the same period last year and total $7.2 million from July through March. Source: Bend tourism fuels room tax growth; […]
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Study: Highly processed foods lead to weight gain

  For four weeks, 20 healthy volunteers checked into a research center hospital and were served a variety of tempting meals: cinnamon French toast, stir-fry beef with broccoli and onions, turkey quesadillas and shrimp scampi. Researchers scrutinized everything that was eaten and came away with the first hard evidence to support a long-held suspicion: Heavily […]
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Editorial: PERS plan passes on costs to the future

Hello, young Oregonians. This editorial is for you. House Speaker Tina Kotek and Senate President Peter Courtney have a surprise party planned for your future. And the present will be billions in debt. The Kotek/Courtney plan will reduce the high rates that school districts, cities, the state and other public entities have to pay into […]
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