We have a transparency problem in this town and it seems to keep coming from the same source.
This is one of those things that sounds reasonable but attempts to provide a solution without defining the problem.
Language warning This post reproduces social media posts from a school board candidate containing NSFW and hateful language. This post includes updates below What kind of behavior is appropriate for a school board member? Only two people are vying for Position 4 on the Bend-La Pine School Board: One candidate, Shirley Olson, spent her career […]
Any talk of redistricting needs to focus on giving Central Oregon more coherent representation. Bend grew astronomically since 2010, but so did the surrounding areas. Current legislative maps feature silly districts – the city of Sisters is in a Senate District (SD) that touches both the Washington and Nevada borders; La Pine is squeezed into […]
Census population data will be delayed until later this year, but the map files were posted online last month. Find new maps at the Census website here.
The Oregonian pointed out today that over 11,000 Oregonians have left the Republican Party since Election Day. Twitter is full of commentary. Here’s some context: Both parties typically lose around 1% in registrations by the January after a presidential election. In 2004, Dems lost 1.75% This (1.44%) is indeed the worst decline for Rs in […]
Bend’s only daily paper of record was at risk in early 2019. The Bulletin’s history goes back to the founding years of this community. The most recent owners inherited the paper from their father, a storied journalist who built a vibrant institution on the “empty” side of Oregon. When they announced that the company’s financial […]