Category Archives: Bend Bulletin

Editorial: Universal coverage plan needs proof it would work

State Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, is nothing if not persistent. In his 15 years in the Oregon Legislature, he’s pushed doggedly to make universal health care a right in the state’s constitution and failed. That doesn’t mean he’s ready to give up. Source: Editorial: Universal coverage plan needs proof it would work;

Deschutes County addresses agriculture rules around cannabis

In Deschutes County, cannabis has been a source of division between growers and long-time landowners in rural parts of the county, prompting contentious public hearings and anger on both sides. But for the Oregon Department of Agriculture, it’s mostly just another crop. Source: Deschutes County addresses agriculture rules around cannabis

Editorial: Police don’t have radio system they need

Here we go again. Government implements new technology. Technology doesn’t work as expected. This time, it’s Deschutes County. And it’s so bad that law enforcement in Deschutes County say it’s endangering police and the public because police sometimes can’t communicate when they need to. Source: Editorial: Police don’t have radio system they need;

Police: Faulty new radio system risks lives

$3M system puts lives at risk, unions say. Central Oregon law enforcement agencies say a new radio system is performing so poorly it puts lives at risk. Seven police unions, including officers with Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Bend Police Department, signed on to a December letter to Oregon OSHA regarding the county’s new $3 […]
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Bend collected the most pot tax in Central Oregon

Deschutes County received nearly a half-million dollars. The city of Bend has collected $883,400 in state and local taxes on marijuana sales since January 2016, according to the city Finance Department and the Oregon Revenue Department. Bend received the most in marijuana sales taxes of any Central Oregon local government, thus far, according to the […]
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Dermatologist to give $50 million to OSU vet school

Oregon State University has announced a $50 million commitment, the largest in the school’s 150-year history, for the school’s veterinary medicine college. Source: Dermatologist to give $50 million to OSU vet school

Editorial: Proposed bill would protect intellectually disabled parents

A proposed bill would provide additional protections to Oregon parents with intellectual disabilities. Legislative Concept 106 would revise current law, requiring a judge to identify dangerous actions and behaviors to justify removing children from parents with disabilities. Source: Editorial: Proposed bill would protect intellectually disabled parents;

Editorial: Plan for Detroit Lake seems problematic

The battle to restore native fish runs to Oregon’s waterways has reached the North Santiam River in Marion County, and that’s got the locals worried, with good reason. The Army Corps of Engineers plans construction to improve fish passage at Detroit Dam at a cost of $100 million. Source: Editorial: Plan for Detroit Lake seems problematic;

Capitol Roundup: Fires, Facebook and fight over Medicaid

Legislature has intermission between busy times. Lawmakers cleared out of the Capitol this week, though it’s more of an intermission between releasing “legislative concepts” last week and the Feb. 5 start of the 2018 legislative session. In between is the special election on Tuesday. Not much of a political “off-season. Source: Capitol Roundup: Fires, Facebook […]
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Gov. Brown encourages students during visit to Bend High

Hands-on classes help students connect to successful careers, Brown says. Gov. Kate Brown spoke to a group of Bend High School students Wednesday morning about the importance of their hands-on learning classes, and how those classes are helping connect them to successful careers. Source: Gov. Brown encourages students during visit to Bend High; Hands-on classes […]
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