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  • Measure 105, which would’ve repealed Oregon’s long-standing sanctuary state status;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.

Childcare Shortage

How New State Regulations Could Affect Local Providers

Parents looking for a licensed childcare facility are encountering wait lists that are months and sometimes years long.

Now, the state is considering changes to the regulation of the child care industry and Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at how those changes could affect the shortage of those licensed facilities in our region.

Where’s Walden?: Protesters Call For Town Hall

Protesters Call For Walden Town Hall

While Congressman Greg Walden was in Central Oregon this weekend for a barbeque to honor area veterans, a caravan of protesters were in Bend calling for Walden to host a town hall.

Walden hasn’t hosted a town hall in 500 days and has not responded to his opponent’s calls for a debate before the election. Democratic candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner has a debate planned for this Friday in Medford and has invited Walden to attend.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan talked to Walden on Saturday to get his response to his critics.