Federal Protections for Gray Wolves in Jeopardy

Gray wolves have been listed as an endangered species since 1974 but this week Congress decided to remove those protections. Generally decisions regarding endangered or threatened species are left up to scientists working for Fish and Wildlife, but this time the idea to lift the protections for gray wolves came from politicians.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on the story and what local environmental groups have to say.

New Permit System for Three Popular Wilderness Areas

Due to the sharp increase in people hiking and camping in the Three Sisters, Mt Washington and Mt Jefferson Wilderness areas the Forest Service is implementing a new permit system in 2020.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on how this new system could effect both visiting and local hikers.

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.