Tag Archives: Deschutes County

Deschutes unemployment at new low

Financial and “lifestyle” jobs show gains Business is good at Deschutes County Title, a title and escrow company based in Bend, said Curt Stafford, area sales manager. The company hired six people this year to staff a new office in Redmond, he said. With real estate sales still strong, the summer promises to be busy. […]
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Central Oregon jobless rates stay low, mirroring state

Central Oregon unemployment rates continue to fall or hold near record lows in a tight labor market, mirroring the statewide job picture, the Oregon Employment Department reported Tuesday. Source: Central Oregon jobless rates stay low, mirroring state – KTVZ

Terrebonne plan could ease Highway 97 congestion

Oregon Department of Transportation, counties to look at intersection One of the most troublesome intersections along U.S. Highway 97 could be getting a makeover in the next few years. Possible fixes to ease congestion in Terrebonne could range from rerouting northbound traffic onto nearby 11th Street to adding an overpass to the existing highway, said […]
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Deschutes County at center of battle over marijuana

County’s land-use regulations called into question in Salem Two and a half years after Measure 91 legalized recreational marijuana in Oregon, battles over how, when and where plant owners can grow and produce the crop in local municipalities are just starting to surface. As a new wave of legislation passes through Salem, Deschutes County has […]
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More than 240 public employees earn more than $100,000

Three in Deschutes County make more than $200,000 At least 243 public employees in Deschutes County are making more than $100,000 this year — nearly double what 30 percent of Bend residents earn. The Bulletin reviewed anticipated salaries for employees who work at the county’s major public agencies, including all school districts, park districts, as […]
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Deschutes County unveils new ballot system

Electronic system will make counting, inspecting ballots faster A new ballot-counting system, unveiled in time for Deschutes County’s Tuesday special election, is expected to make the vote-tallying process quicker and more transparent. The $150,000 software-base system, called ClearVote, converts the ballots into electronic versions and inspects which ballots need to be reviewed further by election […]
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Oregon House OKs move to expand sobering centers

Deschutes Co. plans crisis stabilization faciliity The Oregon House approved legislation Thursday to pave the way for more sobering centers to be constructed and operated in communities across the state, with Deschutes County one of the first prepared to open such a facility. Source: Oregon House OKs move to expand sobering centers – KTVZ

Deschutes County gag orders trouble legal experts

Limiting coverage to court cases may be unconstitutional A recent spate of gag orders placed on murder cases by Deschutes County judges appears to have created a pattern that prosecutors around the state call incredibly rare and legal experts say is troubling and possibly unconstitutional. Source: Deschutes County gag orders trouble legal experts; Limiting coverage […]
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Central Oregon employers still hiring

Jobless rates steady in March The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Central Oregon in March dipped slightly or remained unchanged from the previous month, the Oregon Employment Department reported Tuesday. Source: Central Oregon employers still hiring; Jobless rates steady in March

Editorial: Whisnant makes a mockery of the legislative process

State Rep. Gene Whisnant, R-Sunriver, has shown contempt for anyone who would like to see the Deschutes River trail completed from Tumalo to Sunriver. He has set out to block the Bend Park & Recreation District from building a pedestrian and bicycle bridge near the south end of Bend. Whisnant executed what is called a […]
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