Alfalfa to Begin Work on New Fire Station

Every good firefighting department needs two essential things: trained firefighters and access to water. For one small community east of Bend, there is no shortage of volunteers to do the work, but water is an issue.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at the ongoing to efforts by Alfalfa Fire and Rescue to protect the area’s homeowners during fire season.

Non-Medical Exemptions on the Rise

Wednesday, February 15 was “Exclusion Day” in Oregon, the day when schools can turn away children who are not up-to-date on their state-mandated vaccinations. However, state law allows parents to file for a non-medical exemption, and Deschutes County has one of the highest percentage of those exemptions in the state.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at the ongoing debate about vaccinations that sparks passion on all sides.

The Debate Over Federal Immigration Law

A different executive order from President Trump calls for a stricter enforcement of immigration and deportation policies on the federal level.

Supporters say it’s about time that the federal government enforced the immigration laws that are already in place, but opponents are concerned about the order’s impact on families who could be torn apart after years of living in the United States.

Anyssa Bohanan looks at the impact that the change in policy could have on Central Oregon.

Constituents Call in to Representative Walden’s Telephone Town Hall

Members of a new protest movement known as “Indivisible” have been pushing their local representatives and senators for face-to-face meetings to talk about the issues they want to address.

As Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan reports, U.S. Representative Greg Walden held a telephone town hall today to give some of his constituents a chance to talk to them.

Source on the Scene: Spring Awakening The Musical

If ever there were a time that we needed to sing and dance to celebrate spring, it’s now!  Director John Kish of Topsoil Theatrics LLC, is already a well-known member of the Bend theater community, but a few months ago he took a leap of faith from the stage into the director’s chair to bring the highly acclaimed rock musical “Spring Awakening” to give Central Oregon a little taste of Spring.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan got a sneak preview of the new musical for tonight’s Source On The Scene.

The musical opened Thursday night at 2nd Street Theater, but you still have several opportunities to check out “Spring Awakening” for yourself. The production will continue running at 2nd Street Theater until February 5th before heading over to The Belfry in Sisters, Oregon the weekend of February 11th and 12th. The production will finish out their run at The Tower Theatre on the 17th and 18th.

For more information on what’s happening in and around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly, or visit them at their website www.bendsource.com.

 

Local Women Promote Safe Spaces with Patches

A group of women in Bend got tired of seeing, whether in person or on the news, harassment and hate crimes in the tense political atmosphere of the past year, and decided to do something about it.

Following the lead of a movement started in Portland, Safe With Me decided to create something called a “Dignity Patch.”

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has their story.