REMEMBERING 41: Former Campaign Worker in Bend Shares His Memories of George H.W. Bush

A Bend man who worked on Bush’s presidential campaign in 1988 shares his memories of the campaign, and the lasting impressions that the 41st president of the United States had on his life.
Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton sat down with Chris Piper for a sentimental trip back in time.

REMEMBERING 41: Journalist in Bend Talks About Covering President George H.W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush led a life of service throughout his decades-long political career from congressman to CIA Director, Ambassador, Vice-President, and the 41st President of the United States.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with a longtime journalist now living in Bend who covered Bush in the 1980’s.

Summit High School Cross Country Girls Vying for National Title

***UPDATE ON SATURDAY – Summit High School Cross Country Girls are National Champions after winning the Nile Cross Nationals in Portland in Saturday morning***

The Summit High School Girls’ Cross-Country team has been ranked Number One in the country for the past month, but on Saturday, they get a chance to win that top spot at the national competition in the Portland area.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom caught up with three of the runners before they left town for their title shot.

New Officer Helps Crack Down on Illegal Grows

Law enforcement has intercepted $48 million in black market marijuana headed out of Oregon and here in Deschutes County local law enforcement is trying to crack down on illegal grows. The Deschutes County Commissioners recently approved the hiring of a new officer to help in those efforts.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was able to sit down with Detective Todd Klaus whose job is to help find and stop these illegal grows.

Election 2018: Kate Brown Wins Race for Governor

Governor Kate Brown continued Democrats 36-year winning streak in Oregon’s gubernatorial race by beating Republican challenger Knute Buehler on Tuesday.

Despite polls leading up to the election showing a close race, Brown grabbed an early lead on Tuesday night and ended up with 50 percent of the vote to Buehler’s 44 percent as of Wednesday.

Buehler conceded the race with a speech on Tuesday and Brown will be sworn in to her final four years as Oregon’s governor in January.

Election 2018: Walden Keeps Congressional Seat

Greg Walden held on to Oregon’s Congressional District 2, in what was the closest race the congressman has faced since he was first elected to that office in 1998.

Democratic challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner put up a solid fight, beating Walden in Deschutes County and his home county of Hood River. However district wide she was only able to pull 39 percent of the vote to Walden’s 56 percent.

Walden continues to be Oregon’s only Republican representative in Congress.

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.

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.

Remembering John McCain

Arizona Senator and Former Presidential Candidate Lying in State in D.C.

All day people have been filing past the casket of Arizona Senator John McCain who is lying in state in the U.S. capitol rotunda.

On Friday morning McCain’s family, friends, congressional and military leaders celebrated his legacy. It was solemn and silent under the capitol dome as the public said their final goodbyes and outside hundreds lined up for their chance to pay their respects.

On Saturday morning the senator will be driven to the Vietnam Memorial for a short ceremony before his memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral.

Senator McCain is the 31st person to lie in state in the capitol rotunda, it’s an honor reserved for government officials and military officers.