▶️ Taste This: Anita’s Kitchen

She started in her family’s kitchen, now she’s serving up homemade Indian food to the people of Bend.

With unique dishes packed full of flavor, Anita’s Kitchen offers some dishes you probably don’t eat every day.

And as we see on this edition of Taste This, the authenticity of this amazing food will keep you coming back for more.


▶️ Get Outside: Cycle Pub

It’s not your normal way to enjoy the outdoors, but it can be quite fun.

On this edition of Get Outside, Meghan Glova checks out Cycle Pub — a business combining cycling and the brewery experience.

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▶️ Congressional District 5 Candidates React to SCOTUS Ruling

Oregon Democratic Congressional nominee Jamie McLeod-Skinner reacting Friday afternoon to Roe V Wade being overturned.

“We knew it was coming, but at the same time, it is quite stunning,” said McLeod-Skinner. 

Republican nominee Lori Chavez-DeRemer was not available to speak on-camera, but did provide us with a written statement which read in part, “The Supreme Court is allowing the states to legislate on this critically important issue, where it should have been in the first place.”

Oregon candidates react to SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade

Chavez-DeRemer also wrote “The overwhelming majority of Americans want some restrictions on abortion and this landmark decision allows states to do just that,” referencing a recent Pew research study which says only 19% of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all cases.

However, 61% responded abortion should be legal with at least some exceptions.

McLeod-Skinner is also concerned what this could mean for interracial marriage, LGBTQ rights, and contraceptive rights.

“These rulings will set the stage to take away the rights of our family,” McLeod-Skinner said.

▶️ St. Vincent De Paul homeless village nears completion in Bend

After a year of construction, St. Vincent De Paul’s homeless village is nearly complete.

Gary Hewitt, executive director of the Bend non-profit, says its new homeless village will be highly structured.

“What we have found is that a lot of people experiencing homelessness have barriers that are prohibiting them from moving forward in life,” Hewitt said. “So each person will have maybe weekly or monthly goals. There’s going to be a weekly meeting held, so tenants can maybe resolve any issues between themselves. They can discuss any things going on in the village.”

10 tiny homes for 10 people, none of whom will be charged rent.

“People need to apply and go through and interview process to be accepted into the program,” Hewitt said.

St. Vincent De Paul is already accepting tenant applications.

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Tenants will have to follow rules like no overnight guests, a daily curfew, and mandatory drug testing.

“The thought is that after you’ve overcome those obstacles,” Hewitt said. “It’s time to move on and we’re going to help you do that.”

Hewitt says the goal is to get tenants into permanent housing, one potential step in solving Bend’s homelessness crisis.

“The hope is that this is one piece of a puzzle,” Hewitt said. “So this piece combined with Central Oregon Villages and Veterans Villages and some of the other solutions that we see today, hopefully all together we can make a difference.”

Tours of the development are open to the public this Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The village is located behind St. Vincent De Paul on Cleveland Avenue in Bend.