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: Discussion with Bend City Council Position 6 Candidates

It’s a three-way race for a single seat on the Bend City Council, which includes an incumbent seeking re-election, and a stay-at-home mother from an influential Republican family getting involved in politics for the first time. For this weeks Supper Club conversation, Lisa Carton sat down with two of the candidates running for Position 6: incumbent Barb Campbell, and her challenger Sarah McCormick.

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: Democratic Challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner

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 we continue now with Jamie McLeod-Skinner, the democratic challenger who is hoping to turn a mostly red district blue.

Council Looks to Take Action on Boddie Allegations

The Bend City Council is taking on a controversial issue tonight, they’re considering whether or not to censure fellow councilor Nathan Boddie. In July allegations surfaced that Boddie groped a woman in a bar. Since then many groups have rescinded their support for Boddie as the democratic candidate for Oregon House District 54 and at least one city council has also asked Boddie to step down from the city council.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was live from City Hall tonight where the meeting was just getting underway.

Rep. Walden Visits Redmond Band of Brothers

Just a head of the November election, Oregon Representative Greg Walden made a stop at the Redmond chapter of the “Band of Brothers.” During his visit, Walden spoke about what he’s trying to do to help improve care for Oregon veterans and honored one local veteran in particular.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was in Redmond this afternoon and has more on the story.

Culver Voters Weigh in on Pot Ban

Culver is one of two local cities that currently bans legal marijuana businesses from operating. However, Culver residents will get the chance to either keep or lift the ban this November.
Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton spoke with officials and residents to see how they felt about the ban.

Election 2018: Bend City Council

Tuesday night was the third and final ‘What’s Brewing?’ debate. This time 10 Barrel Brewing Company‘s east side location hosted four candidates vying for two positions on the Bend City Council. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel was one of the moderators for the Tuesday night debate as has more on the story.

Gubernatorial Debate: Local Teen Asks Questions of Candidates

In tonight’s Debate for Oregon’s future the three candidates for governor will be answering questions from students across Oregon. One of those students is a Prineville resident and Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan caught up with her before she heads out to Portland for tonight’s debate.

Redmond Mayoral Candidates Sit Down for Public Forum

Redmond’s mayoral candidates were at the Redmond Proficiency Academy Wednesday morning for a public forum organized, moderated and attended mostly by students. Current mayor George Endicott and former mayor Ed Fitch answered questions about how they plan to prepare the City of Redmond for the future.

Central Oregon Daily’s Cydney McFarland attended Wednesday’s forum and has more on the story.

House District 54 Candidate Admits Info in Voters’ Pamphlet is False

For the second time in a local race for an important seat in the Oregon house, a candidate is facing serious allegations. A republican political action committee, known as the Promote Oregon Leadership Pac, filed a formal complaint with the Oregon Secretary of State on Tuesday after a Bend-based candidate for Oregon House District 54 admitted to inadvertently making a false statement in the state’s voters’ pamphlet.

In a story first broken by the Bend Bulletin’s Gary Warner, the Working Families Party’s candidate, Amanda La Bell, admitted that a statement in the voters’ pamphlet, which indicates she graduated from Valdosta State University in Georgia, is not true.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on the story.