Election 2018: Republicans Gear Up for Primary Race

A Closer Look at the Republican Gubernatorial Primary Race

The primary elections are a little more than two weeks away and the Secretary of State has mailed out the ballots to all registered voters across the state.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel joins us with a look at one of the most hotly-contested races going into the final stretch.

Buehler’s Run for Governor: Part 2

In part two of our interview with gubernatorial candidate Dr. Knute Buehler, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel delves into Buehler’s positions on the issues that will likely define this election season including health care and the Oregon Health Authority, where hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent with little to show for it.

Buehler, who is currently Bend’s State Representative, is trying to become the first Republican to win an Oregon governor’s race in 30 years.

Buehler announced he was running for Governor last August and sat down for his first extensive broadcast interview since announcing his run with Central Oregon Daily.

 

Buehler’s Run for Governor: Part 1

Bend State Representative Dr. Knute Buehler is trying to become the first Republican to win an Oregon governor’s race in 30 years.
He announced his intention to run for the office last August, and since then, he has been traveling around the state meeting voters.

Buehler sat down for his first extensive broadcast interview since announcing his run with Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel and in part one they discuss how difficult this race could be for Buehler, a republican from the east side of the Cascades, who is taking on the incumbent democrat, current governor Kate Brown

Stay tuned for part two of Central Oregon Daily’s extensive interview with Buehler.

Republican Party Hopes for a Win in 2018 Election

The Republican party hasn’t won a governor’s race in Oregon since 1982. That’s why so much is at stake in the 2018 election between incumbent Kate Brown and the only current opponent from the Republican party, Bend, Oregon’s Knute Buehler.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel looks at the upcoming race and what political analysts are saying about Buehler’s chances of breaking that 35-year-old streak.

Madras Mother Speaks Out Against Bullying After Child Attempts to Take Their Own Life

This week is National Suicide Awareness Week. Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States.

In tonight’s cover story, Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan meets a Madras mom who almost lost her daughter to suicide, and decided to make it her mission to help other parents and teenagers dealing with the same issues.

State Senate Committee Breathes New Life Into Proposed Bridge Across the Upper Deschutes River

It’s a political battle that’s had as many twists and turns as the river that is at the center of the debate. Last month, it looked like a proposed bridge across the Deschutes River was dead in the water after a bill was passed in the House to reinforce a rule that prohibited any bridge from being built. But in the past week, an amendment to that bill was proposed to a Senate committee, and they approved it on Thursday, reopening the ongoing debate over the proposed footbridge.

State Representative Knute Buehler Plans House Bills to Tackle Oregon Opioid Crisis

Opioids are often prescribed by physicians as painkillers, but Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the nation. According to the Oregon Health Authority, in Oregon, opioids are becoming a source of addiction that kills an average of three Oregonians a week.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with State Representative Dr. Knute Buehler to discuss plans to tackle the opioid epidemic in Salem.