Real Estate Comparison: Oklahoma

We all know home prices in Bend continue to rise and for the average household income it’s near impossible to afford the median price of homes in Bend. Each week Jack Church searches to see what the average income can purchase in Bend while also comparing this to cities of similar size in other states around the country. This week our comparison city is Norman, Oklahoma with a population close to the same as Bend.

Redmond Chamber Hosts Annual Awards Banquet

Karen Sande with the Redmond Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the annual Chamber Awards Banquet Friday, January 12th at Eagle Crest.  Several awards will be handed out including the Citizen of the Year and the Business of the Year and the event includes the annual “mad dash” to the decorated tables full of giveaways. 

New Driving Laws for 2018

New driving laws are in effect for 2018, including a distracted driving law that was put in place in 2017. There are also a number of increases in the cost for vehicle registrations and gas taxes. Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt has more on the laws that will effect how Oregonians get around this year.

Living Well

Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt and Lisa Carton talk with Kim Curley of Living Well about the upcoming workshops that are meant to help improve the lives of people living with chronic conditions, as well as support their loved ones and caretakers.

A Tax Bill for Christmas

President Donald Trump signed the republican tax bill before heading to Florida for Christmas. The $1.5 million tax bill is the largest tax overhaul in 30 years and passed through Congress without a single democrat vote. The bill has been criticized for providing permanent tax cuts to large corporation while only providing temporary cuts to most middle to low-income Americans.

On Friday Trump also signed in a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded through Jan. 19 while adding $4 billion to missile defense.