• ‘A man-made disaster’: Oregon’s new governor tackles housing

    Oregon Democratic Gov., Tina Kotek, will focus on affordable housing and combatting homelessness. Learn more here.

    By CLAIRE RUSH/Associated Press/Report for America

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s newly sworn-in Democratic Gov. Tina Kotek signed three executive orders intended to combat homelessness on her first full day in office Tuesday, a sign of how critical the shortage of affordable housing has become in the state and across the nation.

    The orders call for boosting construction and marshaling resources to help the nearly 18,000 people living outside in Oregon.

    Advocates welcomed the measures. But they said that shoring up mental health and addiction services must also occur in order to help people move off the street.

    Just last year, Oregon lawmakers…

  • Deschutes County road construction update: Week of May 22-28

    Posted on in category Localtaggedbend , Construction , Deschutes , Local , Roads

    Here’s a quick road construction update for May 22-28.

    BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Here is Deschutes County’s road construction update for the week of May 22-28.

    2022 Guardrail Improvements (Sunriver Area) – Guardrail replacement work will be occurring on Cottonwood Road and Solar Drive. Work will include removal of existing guardrail and installation of new guardrail in the vicinity of the BNSF Railroad overcrossing on Cottonwood Road and the Solar Drive Bridge. Road users should anticipate single lane closures facilitated by flaggers and delays of up to 20 minutes during work hours.  Work hours are 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

    Chip Seal (Bend Area) – Deschutes County crews will be chip sealing the following roads (weather permitting):

    Dodds Road…