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6 Things (Plus 1) To See At BendFilm 2017

OPB | Oct. 7, 2017 8:38 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Hot takes from the screeners — including, straight from Cannes, this year’s Palme D’Or winner from Cannes.

Politics | local | News

Committee Leans Toward Change To How Bend Elects Its Leaders

OPB | Oct. 5, 2017 3:16 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Bend residents may soon have the option to change how their city is governed.

Health | local | News

A Single Mom, A Latino Immigrant And The Struggle Of Addiction Recovery

OPB | Sept. 30, 2017 2:16 p.m. | Portland

Some former addicts say catch-all services often leave people behind because they don’t meet the specific personal, cultural or geographical needs of addicted individuals.

local | Education | News

Growth Of OSU-Cascades In Bend Hinges On State Funding

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 1:04 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Campus growth goals might take longer than expected after OSU-Cascades received a trimmed down funding package from lawmakers this year.

Health | local | News

Oregon: St. Charles Hospital In Bend Violated Staffing Rules

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 10:02 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority released a report Thursday detailing how St. Charles Hospital in Bend violated its own staffing rules. 

Sports | Recreation | NW Life | Environment | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Wildfires Cause Cycle Oregon To Cancel Ride For 1st Time

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 3:24 p.m. | Portland

Cycle Oregon canceled it's 2017 route due to wildfires in the area. This year was the 30th anniversary of the ride.

Sports | NW Life | local | News

Oregon Endurance Academy Draws College Skiers Across Nation

AP | July 23, 2017 12:12 p.m. | Bend, Ore.

Bend has never been much of a college town, but it is a place where college students — especially college athletes — want to spend summer vacation.

NW Life | Arts | local | State of Wonder

Bend Art Center Opens In Changing Central Oregon Arts Landscape

OPB | July 14, 2017 12:57 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Bend's Atelier 6000 reopening as the Bend Art Center is a signpost for the restless conversation in Central Oregon art circles about who speaks for art and what needs to be said.

local | News | Water

Court Hears Case Over Bend Drinking Water Project

OPB | July 13, 2017 3:16 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The city of Bend and an environmental group argued Thursday in the Ninth District Court of Appeals over the city’s use of water and healthy fish habitat. 

local | News

Explosive Device Found, Disarmed At Bend Intersection

OPB | June 30, 2017 4:33 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Officials believe that the explosive device was authentic and were able to disarm it. 

Election | local | Education | News

Bend-La Pine's $268 Million School Bond Passes

OPB | May 16, 2017 11:12 a.m.

School district leaders say the money is needed for 159 projects that will take four years to complete. That includes a new elementary school and a new high school.

Election | Politics | local | Education | News

With May Ballot Deadline Approaching, Oregonians Vote On Key Measures

OPB | May 13, 2017 3:42 p.m. | Portland

Tuesday, May 16 is the last day for Oregonians to consider a range of key measures on their local ballots.

Business | Economy | local | News | Politics

Oregon Marijuana Workers Struggle To Secure Loans

AP | April 8, 2017 9:24 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Though marijuana is legal in Oregon, it's criminalized federally. Many banks, which are federally regulated, avoid working with marijuana businesses to minimize risk.

Business | Politics | local | News | Transportation

Oregon Bill Could Mean Statewide Regulations For Uber, Lyft

OPB | March 31, 2017 4:44 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are taking up a series of bills that would regulate ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft.

Health | News

Deschutes DA Investigating Patient Data Breach At St. Charles Health In Bend

OPB | March 17, 2017 3:48 p.m. | Portland

The Deschutes County District Attorney has launched a criminal investigation into an apparent breach of patient records at St. Charles Health System.

Politics | local | News

Oregon's Complicated History With Rent Control

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

The basic idea behind rent control is it protects tenants by imposing limits on what landlords can charge. So why would the state ban rent control in the first place?

local | Education | News

OSU-Cascades Presents Expansion Scenarios

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 11:40 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The university branch campus consists of three buildings on ten acres, but it wants to grow enough for 5,000 students. 

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 noon

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week and learn about a new audit of the Department of Transportation. And we hear about legal marijuana delivery.

Politics | local | Education | News

North Bend School District Bans Confederate Flag

The Coos Bay World | Feb. 7, 2017 1:12 p.m. | North Bend, Oregon

The North Bend School District has banned the flag widely associated with the slave-holding Confederate States of America after a fight broke out on the high school campus last Thursday.

NW Life | local | Arts | News | Environment

Desert Rain: Bend Home Meets Living Building Challenge

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017 9:40 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Tom Elliott and Barbara Scott have constructed the first single-family home to meet the Living Building Challenge.