Nurses at St. Charles Hospital in Bend vote to authorize strike
Nurses say chronic understaffing has led to unsafe working conditions. It's the first time nurses at St. Charles have voted for a strike since 1980.
Nurses at St. Charles Bend will vote on a potential strike
The vote comes amid increasing tensions between the hospital and nurses, who say staffing shortages are leading to unsafe conditions.
Bend conference for student artists puts empowerment, equity on stage
The Tower Theatre in Bend is hosting its second annual Stage the Change student conference. For two days, students participate in workshops ranging from dance, music and acting classes, all centered around equity, inclusivity and finding their voices through the arts.
Central Oregon governments butt heads, with fate of shelter projects in the balance
The animosity between the Bend City Council and Deschutes County Commission reached a boiling point last week. Caught in the middle are hundreds of unhoused people seeking shelter.
Deschutes County nixes managed camp, rankling Bend officials
A week after saying yes, Deschutes County officials reneged on a collaboration that was central to Bend's homelessness response.
Bend pauses plans to clear homeless encampment
The camp on Hunnell Road shelters roughly 100 people and was going to be cleared on March 16.
What Bend’s anti-camping code means for people experiencing homelessness
For the first time, Bend will impose restrictions on where, when and for how long people can camp on city property.
Deschutes commissioner urges Bend officials to delay camp sweep
Commissioner Phil Chang said there isn't a new site ready for the almost 100 people living on Hunnell Road.
Bend plans to sweep another illegal camp, this time on Hunnell Road
The city of Bend announced plans Wednesday to sweep a large outdoor camp on North Hunnell Road in March, the latest action in an effort to limit camping in Central Oregon’s largest city.
Lack of housing leads to hiring woes for Central Oregon businesses, study finds
More than 200 local businesses responded to the survey, with 81% saying that the sky-high cost of housing in Bend has made it difficult to hire workers.