Central Oregon Correspondent
David served as OPB's Central Oregon Correspondent from May 2010-June 2014. He reported on a broad range of topics, from geothermal energy to craft beer.
Before moving to Bend, David spent seven years at NPR in Washington D.C. During that time, he worked as a producer at All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday. In 2008, David was selected as NPR's Reporter Intern following in the footsteps of previous recipients like Guy Raz and Ari Shapiro. David earned a BA from Middlebury College in Vermont where he majored in Music. David's stories have appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace and The World.
A state advisory board is recommending that Governor Kitzhaber approve emergency drought declarations for three more Oregon counties.
The body of a climber who fell on Mount Hood Tuesday morning has been located.
Administrators at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande are considering cost-cutting measures that could pare down academic offerings, and eliminate dozens of administrative and teaching positions.
The U.S. Geological Survey says there was a minor earthquake about 200 miles off the coast of Coos Bay just before noon. But it was too small and too far away to pose any risk on land.
Look to the skies in Central Oregon this week and it's possible you might catch a glimpse of aviation history overhead.
Representatives of Oregon's Dairy Industry will be in Seoul, South Korea Friday to kick off a 12-day trade mission across Asia.
The head of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association told Washington lawmakers Wednesday that proposals to protect the greater sage grouse in Oregon could wind up raising the cost of electricity for rural ratepayers.
Law enforcement officials are continuing the search for an escaped inmate who broke out of a minimum security facility near Madras this weekend.
Residents of Central Oregon could see some smoke in the air this week, as the U.S. Forest Service attempts to conduct several prescribed burns in advance of fire season.
Republican voters in Oregon's 2nd Congressional District have more than one name to choose from in this month's primary election, for the first time in eight years.
Oregon State University says it's pushing back the scheduled completion date of a new four-year branch campus in Bend by one year.
local | Agriculture | NewsOPB | April 25, 2014 3:02 p.m. | Bend, Oregon
A federal judge has upheld a previous ruling throwing out settlements between the U.S. Department of Labor and two Oregon blueberry growers accused of minimum wage violations.
The Northwest Avalanche Center in Seattle has issued an avalanche warning between Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier. But the danger zone might extend even farther than that.
The U.S. Forest Service says a new sno-park west of Bend should be open to visitors by next winter. The announcement comes roughly a week after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging the project.
Fish & Wildlife | local | Land | NewsOPB | April 22, 2014 2:49 p.m. | Bend, Oregon
In Central Oregon, the Bureau of Land Management is putting new restrictions on the outdoor hobby of "geocaching."
This week in Central Oregon, commissioners in Deschutes County are expected to finalize the transfer of two parcels of federal land, totaling 1,000 acres, to the city of La Pine and the La Pine Park and Recreation District.
Fire authorities in Ashland are recommending changes that would bring the entire city into what's known as a wildfire hazard zone.
A newly released audit of Oregon's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program concludes little to no progress is being made on the goal of moving beneficiaries toward self-sufficiency.
Police in Southwest Portland detained a 35-year-old student on Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus Tuesday morning after receiving a report the man was armed and possibly suicidal.