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"Race to Nowhere" is a documentary about a teenager who committed suicide because of a bad score she got on a math test. It drew a big crowd at the Tower Theater in Bend last night. “Race to Nowhere" raises questions about the high stakes in the college admission process, the stress related to that, and the current shift toward "teaching to the test". Julie Amberg with the Cascades Academy of Central Oregon isn't surprised that the film is drawing a big crowd. " And I also think that people know in their gut perhaps that it doesn't feel right to see their children so stressed; so they are also looking for answers.” Amberg says some parents of teens report them being so-overscheduled with school, homework, sports and other activities that they rarely can spend quality time with their children. The documentary pre-sold 240 tickets for the Bend showing at the Tower Theater.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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