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Bend Protest | Homeless Encampments In Lents | Naming UO Buildings

OPB | March 07, 2016

We hear about rallies held around the country yesterday in honor of LaVoy Finicum. We head out to the eastern edge of Multnomah County to see how housed and unhoused neighbors co-exist.

Turn Of The Century 'Rockhound' & Vaudeville Dancer Lives On In Bend

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015

As a woman in the American West, Kathleen Rockwell broke all the rules. 

Central Oregonians Debate OSU-Cascades Campus

OPB | July 15, 2015

Supporters and opponents of Oregon State University's campus in Bend, OSU-Cascades, discussed the incoming branch Tuesday night.

Low Vacancy Rate In Bend Makes Finding Housing Difficult

OPB | Nov. 17, 2014

MONDAY: The vacancy rate in Bend is about a half a percent, which means it is nearly impossible for many people there to find a place to live.

Bend Plans For Road Upgrades

OPB | June 20, 2014

FRIDAY: The city of Bend is planning for upgrades to their streets, specifically in the city center, in order to increase bikers and pedestrians.

Is Central Oregon's Economy Turning A Corner?

OPB | March 13, 2014

THURSDAY: Recent unemployment figures suggest that Central Oregon's economy is improving. It was one of the hardest hit by the recession and housing bust.

Allie Brosh And Her Hyperbole And A Half

OPB | Nov. 07, 2013

THURSDAY: Bend-based blogger Allie Brosh has turned her popular blog into a book of the same name: Hyperbole and a Half.

Dam Leak Could Affect Mirror Pond Debate

OPB | Oct. 09, 2013

Water levels in Bend's Mirror Pond are dropping since the Newport Avenue Dam sprung a leak, as the community grapples with how to deal with silt buildup in the iconic pond.

Our Town: Bend

OPB | June 29, 2012

For the next stop in TOL's Our Town series, we'll head to Oregon's high desert to visit Bend.

Northwest Passages: Ellen Waterston

OPB | June 02, 2011

Through her life and her writing, Ellen Waterston captures change in Central Oregon.

Toxic Water?

OPB | Jan. 04, 2011

A look at a new study of hexavalent chromium and US city drinking water.

Worse Before Better: The Central Oregon Economy

OPB | Oct. 08, 2008

What are the lessons of central Oregon's boom and bust, and what are the right engines for its future success?