BEND BUSINESS ROUNDUP
Hello, world. For a couple years now I’ve been sending weekly(ish) Friday emails to people who’ve signed up to receive the emails. If you’re interested in Bend, business, law, politics and stuff like that you might like it.
Business: Oregon Business magazine annually conducts a survey for Best Places to Work in Oregon. Today is the deadline for businesses that do not suffer from an overabundance of humility to register themselves as contenders. Then, employees fill out anonymous surveys and the magazine issues a list of the winners. Businesses must have at least 15 employees to qualify.
Law: A Deschutes County judge recently ruled that a driver of a FedEx truck that struck and killed a cyclist in an intersection in Bend was not guilty because the bicycle lane does not extend into the intersection. This week, some on the Bend City Council began talking about legally extending bike lanes into intersections. It seems to me this is likely a state, not a city, issue, like almost all vehicle/roadway laws, but we’ll see how this shakes out.
Politics: Hey, the election’s over and now we know more than we used to. Democrats took the U.S. House; Republicans expanded their majority in the U.S. Senate. Democrats did really well in Oregon and in Bend specifically. And, believe it or not, there are already articles about the 2020 presidential election. Did you enjoy your breach from politics?
Et cetera: November 11 is the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I. H.G. Wells coined the nickname for the war, “The War to End all Wars,” but it didn’t work out that way, did it?
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