Oregon is facing a housing crisis and lawmakers are scrambling to try and find solutions. One bill that could help was approved by the Oregon State Senate on Tuesday. The bill enhances protections for tenants and prohibits landlords from implementing high rent increases. SB 608 is now heading to the Oregon State House where it is also expected to pass. If passed it would be the country’s first state-wide rent control measure.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on how the bill could affect tenants and landlords across the state.
Every week we meet a Central Oregonian who turned their passion into a new creation or career path. In this week’s Origin Story, Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker introduces us to the family behind the iconic Sisters Coffee Company, a family owned business that traces its roots from Oregon to Alaska and back again.
And thanks to BendBroadband for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who have turned their passion into a profession, with a new edition of Origin Story every Monday on Central Oregon Daily News at Five.
Vaping among young adults and children is on the rise nationally and Central Oregon school aren’t immune from the issue. With teachers and health professional concerned about the potential health risks, communities having been trying to find way to curb the trend.
In Central Oregon, La Pine High School is spear heading a program that educated parents, community members and students about vaping, vape products and the potential health risks that could accompany them. The first meeting for the community was held Thursday night but school officials have said their doors are always open if parents or community members have questions.
Central Oregon Daily’s Cydney McFarland has more.
It’s a new year and that means it’s time to get a new fishing or hunting license. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis says the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has an app for that.
A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.
After six months of surveys and research, on Monday, public affairs organization Hubbell Communications released the results of a new study on growth in Bend. The goal of the findings is to change the conversation about growth from whether it should happen or not to what residents and community leaders can do to better adapt to it.
Ward Hubbell, president of the public relations firm, says he hopes the findings of the study will help residents, both new and old, to bridge that gap between perception and reality, and move forward together as Bend grows in the coming years.
It’s no secret that finding parking in Downtown Bend can be a challenge, but the city is implementing new changes that they hope will make the process easier. Monthly and quarterly permits are available in different locations around town which you can find on the City of Bend website.