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The Oregon Center for Public Policy just released statistics on the basic income levels needed to get by in the state.

 

They call it the "Basic Family Budget Calculator."

 

Juan Carlos Ordonex with the Oregon Center for Public Policy breaks down the latest numbers for families living in Bend.

 

"So it varies by family size, but two parents, one child in Bend $59,800 is needed to meet basic needs. For two parents, two children $64,600 roughly."

 

The calculator considers costs for housing, food, child care, transportation, healthcare and taxes.

 

Portland had the highest expenses for families requiring 62-thousand for parents and one child to nearly 69 thousand needed for a two parent two child family.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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