George Noorey

ON AIR NOW

George Noorey

12:00am - 2:00am

Contact
Local News


As the weather gets warmer more people tend to head to the downtown Bend area, and some of those people are panhandlers. Chuck Arnold with the Downtown Bend Business Association says they have a campaign called "Say No to Panhandlers" and they hope to expand that idea beyond downtown to the greater Bend area: “The experts have told us that about 90% of the people who are asking for change, about 90% of that money is going for drugs and alcohol and that was astonishing to me. I know people are good hearted in this community; I know they are generous here, and I think it's important if they want to be generous, to resist to not to give out food and or money to somebody who's on a corner." Arnold says they are also working on card to give to pan-handlers that lists the social service programs that can assist them.

 

 

Share
Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • North 3rd St >< Division and O.B. Riley Rd, single lane N-Bound (6/15-8/30)
  • South 3rd St >< Wilson and Reed Ln, single lane closures South Bound 5a-2p (8/30)
  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.
  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)
  • Butler Market East-bound lane closed E of 4th St. for sewer construction. (12/17)