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Behind the numbers: State testing in Central Oregon

Huge fluctuations in participation, proficiency at some rural high schools.

As recently as the 2015-16 school year, the majority of La Pine High School 11th-graders took the state standardized Smarter Balanced test. 38 more words

Bend Bulletin

Central Oregon unemployment rates rise as job seekers enter market

Deschutes County unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in August.

Unemployment rates rose in Central Oregon in August, as more job seekers entered the labor market, the Oregon Employment Department reported Tuesday. 45 more words

Bend Bulletin

Guest column: Some homes should have to pay new wildfire premiums

A recent editorial, “Wilderness doesn’t mix with civilization” (The Bulletin, Aug. 25), says the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area shouldn’t have its boundary next to the Crooked River Ranch. 60 more words

Bend Bulletin

Got Snacks?

My hubby Jeffrey Mertins is the distributor for Mountain Man Nut & Fruit company for Bend, La Pine and Sunriver! If you want snacks for you, your office, your clients give him a call at 541-373-0401. 11 more words

Real Estate

Did the rain help the wildfires in Oregon?

For the first time in weeks, rain poured down on Central Oregon this Thursday.

The hot and dry conditions over the last few months have fueled the outbreaks of over ten wildfires in Oregon and many more in Washington, Idaho and Montana, making this one of the worst wildfire seasons the western U.S. 44 more words

Wildfires

How does Central Oregon’s fire season compare?

Central Oregon in the midst of a bad, but not unprecedented, fire season.

For many of Central Oregon’s residents and visitors, the 2017 fire season has been particularly inescapable for the last few weeks, as fires shut down highways, choked the region with smoke and put communities on alert for evacuation. 64 more words

Bend Bulletin

OLCC gets 20 applications for new C. Oregon liquor locations 

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Friday it has 32 applications for proposed retail liquor locations in the Central and Northeast Oregon areas, 20 of those for new locations on the High Desert. 39 more words

Liquor Control Commission