Destination Oregon: Costume Design for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

It takes a village full of artists on the stage and behind-the-scenes to make the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland come together every year.

For this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, Mackenzie Wilson introduces you to the team behind all of the costumes that the actors wear during the eleven plays produced at the festival this year.

City Councilors Debate Recreational Marijuana

Ever since Oregon legalized the sale of recreational marijuana, cities and towns across the state have mostly jumped at the chance to join in and scoop up hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual tax revenue. However, on Tuesday, city councilors in Prineville are thinking about bucking that trend.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson went to Prineville to find out why.

Women Spread Message with Ink Nationwide

What started as a spontaneous moment on Capitol Hill, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying, “Nevertheless, she persisted” on the Senate Floor in February, has turned into a national movement, and temporary tattoo company Conscious Ink in Bend is right in the middle of it.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson shows us why temporary ink is having a lasting effect after words that were meant to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren gave a new voice to women around the world.

USCSA Nationals Kick Off at Mount Bachelor

Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders came from all over the country to Bend last week to compete in the USCSA Nationals at Mt Bachelor, and four skiers from OSU-Cascades were one of the teams to beat!

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson caught up with them at the beginning of the races Wednesday as they battled each other and bad weather.

Destination Oregon: Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Founded in 1935, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival is among the oldest and largest professional nonprofit theaters in the nation and it’s just a couple hours away, in Ashland.

For this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, we’re taking you on a backstage tour with one of the actors who has performed with OSF for decades.

The Price of Life: Part Two

Obamacare Contains Hidden Costs

While Congress hammers out the details of the future of health care, the rest of us are still navigating the waters of Obamacare until a new law is passed.

In part two of “The Price of Life,” our series on the Affordable Care Act, Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson looks at a hidden cost of Obamacare that you may not know about until you fill out your tax return.

The Price of Life: Part One

Bend Man in Need of Heart Transplant Says Obamacare is Keeping Him Alive

As the debate over the future of health care takes place in Congress this week, we begin a three-part series called “The Price of Life,” a closer look at the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson kicks off the series with the story of a Bend man who is waiting for a heart transplant and says that, for him, Obamacare has been the difference between life and death.

Body Repair Shops Remain Backlogged

From dings and dents to totally destroyed, cars in Central Oregon are taking a serious beating this winter because of the brutal conditions. Now, body shops across the High Desert are feeling the pinch. Here’s a look at how one shop if dealing with the bittersweet reality of being too busy, and how one car owner is dealing with being told it will be months before the damage done to his car is finally fixed.