Supper Club: The Next Generation of Churchgoers

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

They’re called “none and dones,” a term being used to describe young people who either don’t have a religious affiliation or have decided they’re not going to go to church anymore. For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with three local religious leaders to get their take on this trend among the next generation of potential churchgoers.

Supper Club: Religion and Politics

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

From the question of whether to provide shelter for immigrants to weighing in on President Trump’s travel ban, church leaders across the country are being thrust more into the political arena. For this week’s edition of Supper Club, pastors from three local churches sat down with Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel to talk about the church’s role in the stories making national headlines.

Senator Merkley Holds Three Consecutive Town Halls in Central Oregon

The new health care plan being debated in Congress was the hottest topic at three town halls hosted by Senator Jeff Merkley in Central Oregon over the weekend.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel went to Madras, Prineville and Redmond, where constituents expressed their concerns about the proposed American Health Care Act.

Senator Merkley Makes His Case Against Supreme Court Nominee

In the third of his three Central Oregon town halls on Saturday, Senator Jeff Merkley closed out his appearance in front of more than 500 people at Ridgeview High School in Redmond by explaining why he will oppose Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, whose confirmation hearings will begin on Monday.

Senator Merkley on the Economy at His Central Oregon Town Hall

At the first of his three Central Oregon town halls on Saturday, Senator Jeff Merkley tackled questions on everything from health care to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch before 120 people at the Performing Arts Center in Madras.

The final question was asked by a high school student named Ryan, who had an insightful query about automation and innovation and what it’s going to do to jobs in the future.

Train Derailment Training in Bend

It’s the kind of disaster that no one thinks will happen in their city, but first responders have to be ready. When an oil train derailed in the small town of Mosier, Oregon last year, it was a wake-up call to communities across Oregon, where crude oil is shipped, including Bend.

As Curtis Vogel reports, members of Shell oil company and Burlington Norther Santa Fe Railway were in Bend this week to train Bend Fire and Rescue firefighters on how to deal with the worst-case scenario.

NASA Scientists In Madras

This summer, as many as 100,000 visitors are expected to descend on Central Oregon after NASA named Madras as the best place in the US to watch the total solar eclipse on August 21st.

Today, NASA scientists paid a visit to Madras to prepare for their role in the four-day Oregon Solarfest.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel caught up with the scientists to talk about the upcoming eclipse.

New State Legislation Aimed at Oil Train Derailment Safety

When 16 cars from a Union Pacific train derailed near the town of Mosier last summer, it was a wake-up call for communities where volatile crude oil is shipped across Oregon, including Bend.

In tonight’s cover story, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel looks at the latest efforts by state lawmakers to prevent and protect us from the next time that an oil train goes “off the rails.”

The Price of Life: Part Three

Obamacare Changes Could Affect Physicians and Patient Care

While politicians battle over the future of healthcare, doctors and patients are dealing with the current state of the industry with rising insurance premiums and deductibles.

In part three of “The Price Of Life,” our series on the Affordable Care Act, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel looks at the impact of Obamacare on a clinic in Redmond, Oregon.

Advertising in the President Trump Era

Press conferences like the one this morning showed the wide range of issues and topics that President Trump has tackled in his first four weeks in office. Because of the barrage of high-profile policies coming out of the White House, some companies are scrambling to figure out how their brand will fare under this new administration.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel spoke with DVA Advertising & Public Relations about the risky business of trying to market your brand with a message in today’s political climate.