Impact of California’s Camp Fire

The Camp Fire in northern California has become the deadliest in the state’s history, but it can be hard to wrap your head around the number of homes lost and the destruction left behind. That’s not a problem for one local family, who has seen the destruction impact their own relatives. Central Oregon Daily’d Allison Roecker spoke with a Bend family whose relatives’ home disappeared as the fire ripped through the town of Paradise.

Election 2018: Republican Candidates Hold on in Deschutes County Commissioner Races

The two conservative candidates have likely squeaked out wins in competitive Deschutes County Commission races.

Incumbent Tony DeBone held on to his early lead against democratic challenger Amy Lowes. DeBone holds 51.35 percent of the vote as of Thursday morning to Lowes 48.54 percent.

The race for position three continues to be too close to call. Republican candidate Patti Adair holds a slight lead with 50.64 percent of the vote over democrat James Cook’s 49.23 percent. The results of that race won’t be certified until later this month.

 

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: Oregonians Vote Down Most State Ballot Measures

Oregonians had no problem voting no during this year’s midterm election. All but one of the ballot measures on this month’s ballot failed.

The only measure that passed, Measure 102, gives local governments more flexibility when it comes to funding affordable housing projects.

Other than that Oregonians said no to…

  • Measure 103, which would’ve changed the state constitution to ban any tax on groceries despite there being no push for such a tax;
  • Measure 104, which would’ve changed the requirements for any bills that would raise state revenue;
  • Measure 105, which would’ve repealed Oregon’s long-standing sanctuary state status;
  • and Measure 106, which would’ve banned public funds for abortion.

Election 2018: Gubernatorial Race Likely a Close Call

On the ballot for Oregon voters is an unexpectedly close race for governor between incumbent Kate Brown and Bend’s Dr. Knute Buehler. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel caught up with Buehler today at his election office in Bend to hear how he’s spending his last few days of campaigning.

Senator Merkley on Immigration

Senator Jeff Merkley was in Deschutes County on Friday for a unity rally ahead of Tuesday’s election. Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton sat down with him to discuss his take on some of the biggest issues facing Oregonians and some national hot button issues: starting with immigration.

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.

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.