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.


Cheers and Jeers for President Trump’s Declaration on National Monuments

Environmental groups, state officials and Native American tribes are all promising to file lawsuits against a move by the Trump Administration to shrink several national monuments, including the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon.

President Trump says the declaration returns the land to local people, but critics say the move opens the land to environmental destruction, desecration of historic sites and the likelihood of energy exploration by corporate interests.

Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton takes a closer look at the largest rollback of federal land protection in the nation’s history.

Trump Administration Repeals Program that Protects Undocumented Immigrants

The citizenship status of hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” has been cast into doubt after President Trump ordered the United States Department of Justice to rescind the Obama-era program known as “Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals,” or, DACA.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan spoke to Brad Porterfield of Latino Community Association to look at how that could affect “Dreamers” here in Oregon.

Transgender Veteran Reacts to President Trump’s Military Ban

The Rand Corporation estimates there are anywhere between 2,000 and 4,000 transgender service members right now, making the U.S. military the largest employer of transgender people in the country.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with a local Air Force veteran, who transitioned after her time in the service, to get her reaction to the president’s decision to ban transgender people from military service.

Advertising in the President Trump Era

Press conferences like the one this morning showed the wide range of issues and topics that President Trump has tackled in his first four weeks in office. Because of the barrage of high-profile policies coming out of the White House, some companies are scrambling to figure out how their brand will fare under this new administration.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel spoke with DVA Advertising & Public Relations about the risky business of trying to market your brand with a message in today’s political climate.

Bend Woman Marches in Washington D.C.’s Women’s March

Washington D.C. city officials estimated more than 500-thousand people participated in the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. Shanan Kelley, one of the women who joined the march, is from Bend.

Mackenzie Wilson spoke to her while the march was in progress.

Central Oregon Trump Campaign Coordinator at Inauguration

Patti Adair, the Central Oregon coordinator for the Trump campaign, was in Washington, D.C. to witness the inauguration. Diane Dean spoke to her right after she left the ceremony on Friday. Adair says she will continue to work with President Trump’s team in any way she can to advance his agenda in Central Oregon.

Supper Club: Election Aftermath

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

Radio personalities at Combined Communications, Lonnie Chapin and Sam Albert, and Kim Curley of Commute Options join Central Oregon Daily’s Diane Dean to discuss the election season and results.

President-Elect Trump’s Proposed Economic Plans and Possible Impact on Oregon Jobs

“Bringing jobs back” was one of the central promises that president-elect Trump made on the campaign trail. The company that kept those jobs in Indiana did so in part because of $700,000 in annual tax breaks over a 10 year period, provided by the state in a deal brokered by Mike Pence, who is still the governor of Indiana before he takes the office of vice president in January.

Those kind of tax breaks are not necessarily the most economical way to preserve jobs, and any effort by Mr. Trump to bring lost jobs back to key industries in Oregon is going to involve big changes in international trade deals or access to land that is currently owned by the federal government.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel takes a look at how some of Mr. Trump’s proposed economic policies could impact Oregon jobs.