Category Archives: Bend Bulletin

A few popular high lakes open for fishing Sunday in Central Oregon

Crane Prairie, Wickiup reservoirs, and Odell Lake set to open for anglers. With the recent cold, snowy weather, it certainly does not feel like fishing season is upon us in Central Oregon. Source: A few popular high lakes open for fishing Sunday in Central Oregon; Crane Prairie, Wickiup reservoirs, and Odell Lake set to open […]
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Editorial: Guide can be a key resource in judicial races

It can be hard to vote for a judge. When judges run for election, they are almost always circumspect about what they say. So it can be challenging to figure who might be the best candidate. Source: Editorial: Guide can be a key resource in judicial races

Two vie for Oregon Supreme Court judgeship

Incumbent Meagan Flynn will face challenger Van Pounds. Judge Meagan Flynn, appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court last year, is seeking a six-year term on the court against challenger Van Pounds, a senior policy analyst at the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. Source: Two vie for Oregon Supreme Court judgeship; Incumbent Meagan Flynn […]
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Wages rise in Deschutes County’s tight labor market

Some sectors see double-digit wage growth over three years. There are more jobs in Deschutes County then job seekers, forcing employers to raise wages to compete for qualified employees, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Source: Wages rise in Deschutes County’s tight labor market; Some sectors see double-digit wage growth over three years

Hemp growers wait for new rules; Oregon will allow hemp growers to sell CBD products in pot shops

Oregon will allow hemp growers to sell CBD products in pot shops. Industrial hemp growers who make cannabidiol, or CBD, wanted to be able to put their products where the consumers are — in retail dispensaries for recreational marijuana. To do that they needed a law, which Gov. Kate Brown signed last week. As of […]
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Governor signs funding bill for OSU-Cascades

Gov. Kate Brown visited Oregon State University-Cascades on Wednesday to sign a bill approving $39 million for a new academic building on the Bend campus. The state funding, plus a $10 million match from private donors, will pay for a building for classes in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Source: Governor signs funding bill […]
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In Oregon, nonaffiliated can mean not voting

Nonaffiliated voters excluded from Democratic and Republican primaries. Democrats and Republicans are urging voters to sign up with their parties before April 24 or risk ending up on the electoral sidelines. That’s the deadline to register to vote in the May 15 primary election, which for Democrats and Republicans is closed, meaning only voters registered […]
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Survey: Tax money isn’t going to retailers

Consumers aren’t running out to the mall in droves with their tax-refund dollars. In fact, it doesn’t seem that tax reform will put much money in apparel retailers’ cash registers at all — at least not from shoppers. Source: Survey: Tax money isn’t going to retailers;

Central Oregon residents and tourists work to erase impact on nature

Voluntourism blends tourism and volunteerism. From the slopes of Mount Bachelor to the edges of the Deschutes River, scores of volunteers are regularly joining organized cleanups each year to weed, replant or pick up trash. Source: Central Oregon residents and tourists work to erase impact on nature; Voluntourism blends tourism and volunteerism

Editorial: Did Gov. Brown pick the right priority for a special session?

GGov. Kate Brown has called for a one-day special legislative session in June to give some of the smallest businesses in the state — sole proprietorships — a tax break. We don’t know what to think about the tax break. We haven’t seen the proposal. A special session for smaller businesses does have advantages. It’s […]
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