Trayvon Martin’s Mother Speaks at Oregon State University

Oregon State University hosted a special guest speaker for the Martin Luther King Junior holiday on Monday in Corvallis.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there during the special presentation by Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.

Surgeon General Warns of the Dangers of Vaping

As e-cigarettes gain popularity among youth across the country, the message from Washington is stop smoking.

U.S. Surgeon General Vice Adm. Jerome Adams held a press release today to warn students, parents and educators of the dangers of vaping. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on what local schools are doing to deter students from picking up the habit.

Trump Administration Bans Bump Stocks

The White House announced this morning that bump stocks will now be illegal in the United States, a new rule that could be in place as soon as the end of the week.

Bump stocks became part of the national gun debate after a man used guns modified with bump stocks to kill 58 people in Las Vegas last year. Shortly after that tragedy President Trump vowed to ban bump stocks, which until now were considered a “gun accessory” and therefor not covered by federal regulations.

However in a statement today, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said bump stocks will now fall under the definition of “machine guns,” which are banned under federal law. Starting as early as Friday, gun owners with bump stocks will have 90 days to destroy their bump stocks or turn them in to local law enforcement.

Central Oregon Daily’s Cydney McFarland has more on how the ban could affect local gun owners and dealers.

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.