Supper Club: Health Care Part 2

After Senate Republicans couldn’t come up with enough votes to pass their version of a new health care law, they have been working behind-the-scenes to tweak the Better Care Reconciliation Act and try to get it passed after the holiday recess.

For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with two Central Oregon doctors to find out what they would like to see in the field of medicine if Obamacare is repealed.

Supper Club is sponsored by Selco Community Credit Union and Pine Tavern Restaurant.

Supper Club: Bend’s State of the City

Bend Mayor Casey Roats gave his State of the City address Tuesday night at the What’s Brewing event hosted by the Bend Chamber, but he and two other city officials, Jon Skidmore and Russell Grayson, gave us a sneak preview of the event. They sat down with our News Director Curtis Vogel for this week’s Supper Club to talk about the proposed city budget and what the city’s role should be in making sure there is enough affordable housing for its residents.

Supper Club is sponsored by Selco Community Credit Union and Pine Tavern Restaurant.

Two Former Central Oregon All-Stars Help Beavers Land No. 1 Seed in College World Series

49 wins and 4 losses. That’s the incredible record that the Oregon State Baseball team has racked up in the regular season, earning the Beavers the top seed in the College World Series.

As Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom reports, two former Central Oregon all-stars from Ridgeview High School and Bend Senior High will be on the field in Corvallis on Friday when the Beavers host the Holy Cross Crusaders in the first round of the CWS.

State Senate Committee Breathes New Life Into Proposed Bridge Across the Upper Deschutes River

It’s a political battle that’s had as many twists and turns as the river that is at the center of the debate. Last month, it looked like a proposed bridge across the Deschutes River was dead in the water after a bill was passed in the House to reinforce a rule that prohibited any bridge from being built. But in the past week, an amendment to that bill was proposed to a Senate committee, and they approved it on Thursday, reopening the ongoing debate over the proposed footbridge.

Reclassification of High School Athletic Conferences

A committee of athletic directors and high school administrators is looking at major changes in the state’s conferences. Changes that could separate Bend’s high schools from Redmond high schools for the first time in more than a decade. They’ve scheduled a public hearing for Monday in Wilsonville to get input from other athletic directors, administrators and parents on the latest proposals.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel looks at how the “class shuffle” could change with whom and where our local athletes compete.

House Passes Bill to Reinforce Protections Along the Upper Deschutes River

A proposed bridge being considered for the last five years could face more hurdles after the House unanimously passed State Representative Gene Whisnant’s bill on Wednesday afternoon. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. The chairman of the board of directors for the Bend Park and Recreation District says if the bill becomes law, it could mean the end for any chance to build the bridge and connect the Deschutes River Trail from Tumalo to Sunriver.

Marijuana Growing Operation Denied on Appeal

For the first time since Deschutes County opted in to allow commercial marijuana growing operations, County Commissioners had to consider an application for one east of Bend off Alfalfa Market Road. Some were surprised by today’s outcome.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has details on Wednesday’s meeting and what it could mean for future growers trying to start operations in rural parts of Deschutes County.