Peaceful Protest Over Future DACA Decision Takes Place in Bend

A battle over a spending bill to keep the federal government running could come down to a decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

An estimated 15,000 people marched on Capitol Hill Wednesday while hundreds, including two lawmakers, were arrested in a peaceful protest to demand that Congress pass a so-called clean Dream Act, as part of a proposed spending bill.

Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton reports on a local DACA rally that happened in Bend on Wednesday afternoon.

Representative Walden Protesters and Supporters Face Off

For the fifth straight week, a group of protesters held a rally outside of Representative Greg Walden’s office on Tuesday, demanding that he hold a town hall in Central Oregon.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there to speak to both protesters from Deschutes Democrats and Indivisible Bend and supporters from the Deschutes County Republican Party Tuesday morning.