Regional Roundup | Local News | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Coverage for Central Oregon, by Central Oregonians.
100% Local. No Paywalls.

Every day, the Source publishes a mix of locally reported stories on our website, keeping you up to date on developments in news, food, music and the arts. We’re committed to covering this city where we live, this city that we love, and we hear regularly from readers who appreciate our ability to put breaking news in context.

The Source has been a free publication for its 22 years. It has been free as a print version and continued that way when we began to publish online, on social media and through our newsletters.

But, as most of our readers know, times are different for local journalism. Tech giants are hoovering up small businesses and small-business advertising—which has been the staple for locally owned media. Without these resources, journalism struggles to bring coverage of community news, arts and entertainment that social media cannot deliver.

Please consider becoming a supporter of locally owned journalism through our Source Insider program. Learn more about our program’s benefits by clicking through today.

Support Us Here

News » Local News

Regional Roundup

Oregon headlines, found this week in Cascade Reader

comment

Oregon Lawmakers, Family Gather To Celebrate The Life Of Norma Paulus 

Family, friends and Oregon lawmakers gathered at Willamette University in Salem on Saturday for Norma Paulus' memorial service.

BRADLEY W. PARKS, OPB
  • Bradley W. Parks, OPB

Paulus was Oregon's first female secretary of state. She died Feb. 28 at the age of 85 in a Portland care facility

Paulus was known for her politics as a moderate Republican. She worked on Oregon land-use laws and, as secretary of state, pioneered the state's vote-by-mail system.

Paulus was well-known for being a feminist — especially as it relates to Oregon politics during the 1970s. She was co-founder of the Oregon Women's Political Caucus in 1972. Meerah Powell, OPB

Earth Day participants collected over a ton of trash

Forty-five adults and 10 children collected over a ton of trash during the Earth Day Community Cleanup last Saturday organized by Mandee Seeley of Sisters Park & Recreation District.

SUBMITTED
  • Submitted

With supplies donated by SOLV and three dumpsters provided by the Sisters Ranger District, 136 bags of trash are no longer littering Sisters and the surrounding forest.

Zimmerman Cinder Pit yielded the largest collection of trash, including a discarded electric dishwasher, picked up by Mandee's husband Ryan and their two children. Sue Stafford, Sisters Nugget

Oregon Styrofoam Ban Moves Forward

A bill in the state Legislature may make Oregon the first state in the country to ban the material polystyrene, commonly known as styrofoam. House Bill 2883 would ban use of the material entirely, from restaurants, supermarkets and food carts.

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
  • Wikimedia Commons

On Monday April 22, Oregon House Democrats narrowly failed to pass the bill when seven of their members voted against the ban. After a "procedural move" to keep the bill alive overnight into Tuesday, Democrats managed to pick up two additional votes. One legislator returned to Salem from an absence to vote yes, and another decided to change their vote from no to yes, which was enough for it to pass the House. It now heads to the Oregon Senate.  - Ian MacRonald, Corvallis Advocate

Add a comment