Category Archives: Bend Source

Oregonians Can Now Gamble by Phone

New sports betting app allows wagers up to $250K; creates concern for problem gambling experts. A new state-run gambling platform is ready for bets and is expected to garner millions of dollars for the state. Scoreboard, Oregon Lottery’s new sports betting game, went live October 16 and already has 21,155 registered users betting $1.5 Million […]
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A Growing Population

In Redmond, Latino population numbers are rising faster than in other parts of Central Oregon Source: A Growing Population | Local News | Bend | The Source Weekly – Bend, Oregon

Highway 97 Changes Advance

Long-planned efforts to improve US 97 at Bend’s north end have moved a step closer to construction with a $60.4 million federal grant. The project to reroute US 97 on the north side of the city will complete the final segment of the Bend Parkway. Source: Highway 97 Changes Advance | Local News | Bend […]
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The battles against climate legislation, non-election year editions

Republicans are getting creative to try to push an anti-climate agenda Source: The battles against climate legislation, non-election year editions

State Targets Tobacco Marketing

Oregon Health Authority officials—along with partners from counties, tribes and communities—visited nearly 2,000 grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and other tobacco retailers in Oregon to assess the industry’s retail marketing. A resulting report earlier this month criticized the industry for promoting its “deadly products” through colorful ads placed at children’s eye level and near ads for […]
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Editorial: $40 million is a big deal

Once again the Oregon Department of Human Services is in the news, and once again it’s for the wrong reason. An article in The Oregonian documents yet another failure by the folks who run DHS, this time a failure to spend money according to the rules and the problems that failure has caused. Source: Editorial: […]
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‘Student Success Act’ on its way to Gov. Brown’s Desk

HB 3427 passed along party lines after the Senate Republicans came back to the floor Monday. On May 13, the Oregon Senate passed House Bill 3427—the multibillion-dollar education funding plan—along party lines 18-11 with Jackie Winters (R-Salem) excused. The “No” votes included Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend). Source: ‘Student Success Act’ on its way to Gov. […]
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Naked In Nature

The natural–and legal–state of nakedness, in the outdoors and elsewhere. Each summer presents new opportunities for never-been-dones: Rock climb at Smith Rock State Park, in the buff. Sunbathe while naked and dozing by a secluded Cascade lake. Play ultimate frisbee while topless—or bottomless—with friends in Drake Park. Source: Naked In Nature | Outside Guide | […]
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Redmond Affordable Housing Project Raised From the Ashes

Gov. Brown signed HB2336, basically awarding Redmond a pilot program to build 485 homes—half of which will be affordable housing. In November of last year, Bend beat out Redmond for the state’s pilot program under House Bill 4079 that allows cities to use non-traditional urban growth boundary expansion to increase the supply of affordable housing. […]
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COCC Receives Grant for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

EV Chargers Planned for Redmond & Madras COCC campuses. lectric vehicle owners in Redmond and Madras can look forward to eight new public charging ports at Central Oregon Community College campuses, through the help of a Pacific Power grant program. Source: COCC Receives Grant for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations | Local News | Bend | […]
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