State Senator Accused of Inappropriate Touching

More than 50 women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment, and in some cases assault, against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Those headlines have sparked a wave of allegations in other industries, from television news, to Fortune 500 companies, and now, the Oregon State Capitol.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has details on new allegations surrounding a state senator in Salem.

Nonprofit Highlights Speaking Openly About Suicide Awareness

State lawmakers and community leaders have held events in Central Oregon and in Salem over the past week to raise awareness about suicide, a topic that is hitting close to home, as Central Oregon Daily learned of two suicides in the past two weeks, one a high school student and another, a middle school student.

Central Oregon Daily’s Diane Dean sat down with Melissa Trombetta, a member of the nonprofit organization Lines for Life, to try and speak openly about this growing epidemic in Oregon.

Supper Club: Stablilizing the State Budget

The focus of Tuesday night’s Bend Chamber What’s Brewing event at the Deschutes Brewery Public House was “Will the state budget ever stabilize?” For this week’s Supper Club, Diane Dean sat down with two of the panelists from the event, both of them former state senators, to talk about the ongoing state budget battle.

Supper Club is sponsored by Pine Tavern Restaurant and Great American Furniture Warehouse.