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.

Brewing for a Cause

Sierra Nevada, located in Chico, saw first hand the destruction of the Camp Fire and decided create a special brew to help the victims. 100 percent of the proceeds from the Resilience IPA goes to help fire victims recover and other breweries are jumping on board.

Wild Ride Brewing in Redmond is also brewing up their own Resilience beer and Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker stopped by to see how the brewing was going.

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.