Cheri Helt was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in Novemember of last year and has spent the last seven weeks adjusting to life in the capitol. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan went to Salem yesterday to get a peek into what a day in the life of Helt looks like.
A recent review of the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office found that the office didn’t have enough staff to handle the growing caseload.
District Attorney John Hummel is saying that without a budget increase to hire more staff, the office may not be able to prosecute low-level crimes in Deschutes County in the future.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan talked with Hummel about his concerns after he held a press conference on Wednesday.
Dennis Richardson died last week of brain cancer, but his life and legacy were honored on Wednesday at a funeral held in the state capitol. Richardson’s body was lying in state in the rotunda in Salem before an afternoon ceremony.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more from Wednesday’s service.
The Oregon Bureu of Labor and Industries announced a settlement with the State Legislature that will provide $1.1 million to 8 victims of sexual harassment and hostile workplace behavior at the capitol.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has details.
Dennis Richardson, the first Republican elected as Oregon’s Secretary of State in three decades, died from brain cancer on Tuesday at the age of 69.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has some reactions from Salem.
In Salem the democrat controlled house passed the nation’s first ever statewide rent control laws. The new law is meant to help protect renters by ending no-cause evictions and capping rent hikes.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has reactions from Central Oregon’s state representatives.
Protestors across the county, including here in Bend, took to the streets on Presidents Day to protest President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan caught up with local organizers in downtown Bend today and has more on the story.
Governor Kate Brown was in Bend for her State of the State address and took questions from community members. Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton was there and caught up with the Governor to talk about her goals for Oregon for the next four years.
The newest addition to the Bend City Council was sworn in this morning after he was appointed two weeks ago to the vacant seat previously held by Mayor Sally Russell, but not everyone was happy about the appointment.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was at a rally outside of City Hall on Wednesday morning when protesters made sure their disapproval of the city council’s choice was heard loud and clear.