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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?