Tag Archives: City of Bend

Surge in flu patients jams St. Charles ER

Hospital forced to cancel surgeries, divert patients. A virulent strain of the flu has filled the emergency room at St. Charles Bend to capacity, forcing the hospital system to cancel surgeries and divert patients to other hospitals. Hospital officials said the emergency room typically treats about 120 patients on any given Monday but saw 150 […]
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Guest column: Don’t ignore the evidence on La Pine health

 grew up in Central Oregon. I was born at St. Charles in Bend, and spent the next 18 years living in La Pine. I graduated from La Pine High School in 2010. The majority of my family has worked in health care in one capacity or another, so I have seen first hand the struggles […]
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Data shows La Pine residents live 12 years less than some of their Bend neighbors

Census tract data shows the impact of zip code on life expectancy. La Pine residents can expect to live an average of 12 years less than their Deschutes County neighbors to the north in Bend. New data based on census tracts shows residents of southwest Bend are living to an average age of 84.5 years. […]
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Bend landlords complain about Oregon’s rent control bill

As president of the Central Oregon Rental Owners Association, Melody Luelling has been fielding a lot of hotline calls about the rent control bill that’s quickly working its way through Oregon’s Democrat-controlled Legislature.Some of the callers are landlords who have been charging rents that are below the market rate and want to catch up before […]
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Cougar spotted in Bend backyards tracked and euthanized

State officials tracked and euthanized a cougar that was seen roaming backyards in Bend last week, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. ODFW and Bend Police tracked the animal, which was deemed a safety threat, into the Deschutes River Woods area Saturday morning and killed it around 8:30 a.m., a news release said. Source: Cougar spotted […]
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Experts say tech trends will hit Bend real estate market

-Autonomous vehicles, i-buyers could change the industry- Real estate professionals need to be aware that tech companies want a share of their industry, and some of them are already taking it, NextHome Inc. CEO James Dwiggins told an audience of about 500 people in Bend on Thursday. Source: Experts say tech trends will hit Bend […]
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Measles exposure in Bend confirmed

Tests show Clark County visitor infected at time of visit. The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed that a visitor from Clark County, Washington, was infectious with the measles virus when visiting Bend on Jan. 19 and 20. Public health officials had announced Monday a possible exposure but were waiting on tests to confirm the person […]
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Bend trampoline park, fitness center patrons may have been exposed to measles, officials say

Deschutes County Health Services announced Monday that it’s still awaiting test results to confirm the case of measles. The Oregon Health Authority is helping investigate the potential measles exposure at Mountain Air on Jan. 19 and Juniper Swim and Fitness Center on Jan. 20. Source: Bend trampoline park, fitness center patrons may have been exposed […]
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Bend is U.S. capital of telecommuting

People working from home diversify local economy. Already known as a mecca for remote workers, Bend leads the nation with the share of its workforce telecommuting at 12.1 percent, the latest U.S. Census estimates show. The Bend-Redmond metro area has been near the top of the rankings for working from home for the past several […]
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Editorial: Bend school district misleads own staff about fire safety

The Bend-La Pine school district’s attempt to suppress its fire safety problems continued last week with a misleading email sent to staff. The district sent out a notice to employees and staff that “some systems may have been found to be impaired.” That’s not true. The systems were, in fact, found to be impaired. There […]
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