Election 2018: Gubernatorial Race Likely a Close Call

On the ballot for Oregon voters is an unexpectedly close race for governor between incumbent Kate Brown and Bend’s Dr. Knute Buehler. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel caught up with Buehler today at his election office in Bend to hear how he’s spending his last few days of campaigning.

Independent Candidate Endorses Kate Brown

Patrick Starnes, the independent candidate for Oregon Governor, suspended his campaign on Tuesday and endorsed Governor Kate Brown in her re-election bid. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on the story, including Republican candidate Dr. Knute Buehler‘s campaign’s response.

Supper Club: Reviewing the Oregon Gubernatorial Race

The election is only one week away, and the latest polls show Governor Kate Brown’s lead over her challenger, Knute Buehler, is close to or within the margin of error. So for this week’s Supper Club, Curtis Vogel traveled to Salem to sit down with Pacific University political science professor Jim Moore and long-time state capital reporter Dick Hughes to look at some of the factors that could decide the race.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region with a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Election 2018: Representative Greg Walden

The election is only three weeks away, and tonight, we begin a two-part report on the race for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District. Democratic candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner is challenging the Republican incumbent, Representative Greg Walden for that seat this November.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with both candidates for the two reports and begins with Representative Walden, who is running for re-election after 20 years serving Oregonians in the nation’s capital.

Deputy-Involved Shooting Under Investigation

Friday morning on the Funny Farm property off Highway 97, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregon Deputies went to serve a felony warrant to a suspect, but the encounter ended with shots fired. The suspect who was being served the warrant was shot twice and was transported to St. Charles where he underwent surgery and is expected to live. The deputy who fired the shots is on paid administrative leave, which is standard in all officer-involved shootings, pending further investigation.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel was on the scene this morning and has more on the story.

Film Festival a Growing Part of Bend’s Culture

The BendFilm Festival kicks off tonight and, now in it’s 15th year, the festival is a huge draw for our Central Oregon town. The festival itself is an economic driver and brings in people from out of town who pay for food and lodging. However, the festival’s success is also a sign of Bend’s growth as a cultural hub, not just an outdoor recreation destination.

Bend Film Festival Kicks Off

With Bend Burlesque Co. providing the entertainment, people were already lined up outside the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend Thursday evening for the kick off the BendFilm Festival. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel was there live, with one of the directors whose movies are some of those playing over the weekend, including one filmed in Oregon called Leave No Trace Movie.