Ballots Mailed for May Election

Local organizations and their board members are often responsible for some of the most important issues in our community. With local elections just around the corner residents are encouraged to get involved to be the change they want to see in Deschutes County.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the latest on how you can get involved in the election.

High School Robotics Team Head to World Championships

It’s known in science circles as the FIRST Robotics Competition, a six-week program where high school students program 120 pound robots to complete specific tasks. Now, two teams from Bend-La Pine School District, Mountain View and Summit, are heading to the World Robotics Championships in Houston next week.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan got a sneak peek at Summit High School’s Summit High School Robotics team’s very own robot, “Spectre.”

School District Implements Strict Safety Measures

It’s been more than four years since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, and school districts across the country have implemented security procedures to try and prevent the kind of shooting that happened in California on Monday.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan joins us with a look at the measures that Bend-La Pine Schools have put in place.

Non-Medical Exemptions on the Rise

Wednesday, February 15 was “Exclusion Day” in Oregon, the day when schools can turn away children who are not up-to-date on their state-mandated vaccinations. However, state law allows parents to file for a non-medical exemption, and Deschutes County has one of the highest percentage of those exemptions in the state.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at the ongoing debate about vaccinations that sparks passion on all sides.