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Central Oregon unemployment rates reach historic lows

Unemployment rates in Central Oregon counties reached historic lows in May, the Oregon Employment Department reported Tuesday.

In Deschutes County, the rate dipped to 3.8 percent, a new historical low, down from 4.2 percent in April. 34 more words

Bend Bulletin

Editorial: ODOT vs. Bend’s breweries

Agency that wasted millions on sinking overpass takes shot at city’s ‘drinking culture’

Central Oregon residents are a bunch of drunks, it seems, especially those of us who live in Bend. 31 more words


Cove Palisades State Park - SE Oregon Vacation Day 8

After spending the night in Bend it was finally time to head home. We had one final hike planned before we drove back to Salem though. 579 more words


Capitol report: ODOT faults Bend’s ‘drinking culture’; Walden calls for immigration reform

Meanwhile, a change at local child welfare office.

The state Transportation Commission will consider a report this week that says the Central Oregon’s “drinking culture” built around breweries makes the region more likely to have serious substance abuse-related traffic accidents. 47 more words

Bend Bulletin

Cottonwood Canyon on the John Day River: Place, Plants and Experience

Massive lava flows pushed around the lower John Day and Deschutes rivers over the course of several million years leaving them to find and carve new routes, often next to the very ‘plugs’ that filled their former canyons!  6,900 more words


Entrepreneurs get a start in Central Oregon

Central Oregon a haven for start up companies.

Inspiration struck Will Harlan while he was traveling from San Francisco to London. He desperately needed sleep, and his head kept bobbing. 51 more words

Bend Bulletin