Woman Talks Peace in Times of Anti-Muslim Sentiment

From a terror attack in London to the ongoing debate over President Trump’s travel ban, it can be a challenging time to be a Muslim in America.

At Thursday’s City Club of Central Oregon in Bend, founder of Muslim Women Speakers Movement Soraya Deen, shared her story before a sold-out crowd at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there for the story.

State Representative Knute Buehler Plans House Bills to Tackle Oregon Opioid Crisis

Opioids are often prescribed by physicians as painkillers, but Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the nation. According to the Oregon Health Authority, in Oregon, opioids are becoming a source of addiction that kills an average of three Oregonians a week.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with State Representative Dr. Knute Buehler to discuss plans to tackle the opioid epidemic in Salem.

Uber Service Faces Controversies Ahead of Bend Launch

When Uber’s president turned in his resignation yesterday, it was the latest in a series of troubles that the ride-sharing service has faced in recent weeks. It came just a few days after a Bend city councilor warned the staff to keep a watchful eye on the company that has had legal skirmishes in other cities in the past.

Central Oregon’s Anyssa Bohanan looks a closer look at the ride-sharing service that could be in Bend as early as May.

Source on the Scene: Monster Truck Destruction Tour

If your idea of a great weekend is watching quads racing as fast as they can around an arena, or seeing giant 10,000 pound trucks leap through the air and crush over cars in the company of three to four thousand people, the Monster Truck Destruction Tour is the place for you.

Anyssa Bohanan has a preview of this weekend’s Monster Truck Destruction Tour.

The Monster Truck Destruction Tour continues Saturday night at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center.

For more information on events happening around Bend, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit them online at www.bendsource.com.

Representative Walden Protesters and Supporters Face Off

For the fifth straight week, a group of protesters held a rally outside of Representative Greg Walden’s office on Tuesday, demanding that he hold a town hall in Central Oregon.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there to speak to both protesters from Deschutes Democrats and Indivisible Bend and supporters from the Deschutes County Republican Party Tuesday morning.

Deschutes County Tackles First Marijuana Land Hearing

Deschutes County residents East of Bend, Oregon are fighting a proposal to start a marijuana production facility on land currently zoned for exclusive farm use.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan reports on a public hearing where more than two dozen residents showed up to voice their concerns about the proposed pot farm.