Chinese Herbs Offer Alternative Relief for Pain Sufferers

Health officials recorded the largest-ever annual jump in drug overdose deaths in 2016 and the opioid epidemic is at the heart of this public health crisis. More than 2 million Americans are estimated to be dependent on opioids and an additional 95 million have used prescription painkillers in the past year.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson talks with the owner of Pacific Herbs, a local company that provides a natural form of pain relief, and possibly a solution to the crisis.

Redmond Restaurant Celebrates Fourth Anniversary by Giving Back

A restaurant in Redmond wants to celebrate its fourth anniversary in business in a couple of weeks by giving back to the community. Toni

Toni rich joins us to talk about a fundraising campaign called “Hope For Bri and Katie.” This all started when the owners of Oishi Japanese Restaurant in Redmond found out about two little girls who lost their mother in a fatal car accident last December.

Couple Aims To Change Opinion On Least Popular Day Of The Week

Every Monday Matters. It’s easy to say TGIF, but how often do you say TGIM? Monday doesn’t always inspire excitement, but that’s exactly what a young couple hopes to change. You may have seen their RV#inBend over the last few weeks and Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson saw it so often, she had to ask what they were doing. The back story behind why they’re traveling and spreading the message of “Every Monday Matters” will make you take another look at the least liked day of the week.

New Study Reveals Dogs Understand Their Owners’ “Tone” and “Words”

WHAT DOGS KNOW

Dog lovers have always suspected that their furry friends understand what they’re saying. Now, some researchers are proving that there is some truth to that. Using an MRI scan, scientists recorded the brain activity of 13 dogs as they listened to their trainer’s voices through headphones and found that the dogs comprehend not only how you say something, but also the actual word you are saying. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan takes a closer look at the results of a study that may explain why dogs have become known as man’s best friend.

 

World War II Veteran Who Survived D-Day: Bob Shotwell

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. In our weekly “War Stories” series, we introduce you to the story of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war and some who didn’t. This week, we introduce you to the story of a World War II veteran from LaPine named Bob Shotwell