Supper Club: Deschutes Primary Election Candidates – Part 2

We’re less than a month away from Oregon’s Primary Elections and we’re continuing our series of discussions with local candidates in this week’s Supper Club.

Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt sat down with the two Republican candidates running for Deschutes County Commissioner Position #3, the incumbent Tammy Baney and her challenger, Patti Adair.

Thanks to Tammy and Patti for joining us and a special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Deschutes Primary Election Candidates

We’re about a month away from Oregon’s Primary Elections and we’re kicking off a series of discussions with local candidates in this week’s Supper Club.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sits down with the two Republican candidates running for Deschutes County Commissioner Position #1, the incumbent Tony Debone and his challenger, Ed Barbeau.

Thanks to Tony and Ed for joining us and a special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: 2018 Primary Elections

The primary elections are only seven weeks away and there are a lot of state legislature seats that are up for grabs. For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sits down with retiring State Representative Gene Whisnant and State Senator Tim Knopp to talk about the importance of the upcoming mid-term elections, including what could happen if the Democrats secure a super majority in the state legislature.

Thanks to Senator Knopp and Representative Whisnant for joining us, and congratulations to Whisnant on his retirement.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Carpenter’s Run for Governor

Bend businessman Sam Carpenter is one of seven Republicans trying to become the first Republican to win an Oregon governor’s race in 30 years. Carpenter is one of two republicans from the east side of the Cascades, who is taking on the incumbent democrat, current governor Kate Brown

Right now Governor Kate Brown and Knute Buehler are the clear front-runners in the governor’s race if you are measuring strictly by the millions of dollars both candidates have raised so far for this race. However, Carpenter points to a poll taken in December that shows he would fare slightly better than Buehler in a head-to-head race with Brown.

Carpenter says he has laid the groundwork by meeting people all over the state and will now turn to the challenging task of catching up in the fundraising efforts, but added that money is not always the deciding factor. President Donald Trump spent the least amount of money of any of his primary and general election challenges and still went on to win the White House.

Web Exclusive: Women’s March 2018

An estimated 3,000 people gathered in Drake Park on January 20, 2018 for the second annual Central Oregon Women’s March. In this web exclusive Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed spoke with a few of those people who came out to protest and march.

The Women’s March started in January of last year, right after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. This year’s march came on the one year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration and like last year brought together millions of protestors across the country marching for a variety of issues.

In Bend protestors carried signs in support of women’s rights, including reproductive rights and equal pay. Many signs also nodded to the recent #MeToo movement, which has brought sexual assault and harassment into the public eye.

Protestors also held signs and chanted in support of immigrants, refugees and DACA recipients, known as Dreamers. The DACA program is still up for debate after a government shut down last week.

 

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 Tax Bill Passes

Updated Wed., Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the Republican tax bill before Christmas after Congress passed the bill with a nearly party line vote on Wednesday.

The tax bill passed the House for the second time on Wednesday with a vote of 224 for and 201 against, with 11 republicans siding with democrats and voting no.

The Senate changed and voted on the bill again early Wednesday morning, after passing it Tuesday. It passed Wednesday with another party line vote: 51 republicans in favor of the tax bill and 46 democrats and two independents voting against.

Senator John McCaine (R-AZ) was not present for the Wednesday morning vote since he is in Arizona receiving medical care.

 

The House of Representatives passed the tax bill on Tuesday, despite a handful of republicans and all the House’s democrats voting against it. The bill was stalled for a day and sent back to the Senate after Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) found part of the bill violated Senate rules.

The bill is expected to move forward despite push back from democrats and the hundreds of protestors who interrupted votes on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tune in to Central Oregon Daily at 6 p.m. to hear the latest on the bill and how it could affect residents of Central Oregon. 

Supper Club: Political Year in Review 2017

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna had the chance to reflect on 2017 with a local businessman, the editor of the Source Weekly and a former state senator.

They talked about politics–particularly Knute Buehler‘s run for governor and the first year of Trump’s presidency.

Thanks to Preston, Chris and Nicole for joining us and a special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Governor Kate Brown Will Seek Office Again in 2018

In a statement released on Monday morning, Governor Kate Brown confirmed she will seek reelection as Oregon’s governor in 2018.

In her statement, Brown stressed the need to keep the momentum of job growth going and keeping the Medicaid expansion to make sure all Oregon children have health coverage.

Brown was secretary of state in 2015 before she took office when Governor John Ktizhaber resigned. She won re-election in 2016 to serve the last two years of Kitzhaber’s term.

Supper Club: Religion and Politics

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

From the question of whether to provide shelter for immigrants to weighing in on President Trump’s travel ban, church leaders across the country are being thrust more into the political arena. For this week’s edition of Supper Club, pastors from three local churches sat down with Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel to talk about the church’s role in the stories making national headlines.