Emily Cureton Cook
Emily Cureton Cook is OPB’s Central Oregon Bureau Chief. Her reporting seeks to hold powerful people to account, promote honesty and transparency in public affairs, and amplify voices of rural Oregon. She formerly contributed award-winning programming to Georgia Public Broadcasting and Jefferson Public Radio, and reporting to community newspapers like the Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City, California, and the Big Bend Sentinel in Marfa, Texas.
Emily graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. Send her feedback and story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trailblazing Museum at Warm Springs celebrates 30 years, and looks to the future
The museum opened in 1993, becoming a national model for how tribes control their own treasures, and share their own histories.
Oregon water managers launch public outreach effort
A survey and meetings come as Oregon agencies weather criticism for mishandling water resources.
With water rights in limbo, Deschutes County OKs Thornburgh resort wildlife plan
County leaders were not swayed by opposition from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and hundreds of public comments.
Umatilla Police face new allegations of ignoring child sexual abuse reports
Court filings argue the same former detective bungled multiple reports of sexual assault.
Former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury remembered for a lasting legacy
Bradbury, who died Friday at the age of 73, served as the state’s chief election official for a decade, from 1999 to 2009, leading efforts that drastically increased voter turn out and government transparency.
Oregon parks officials plan changes at Smith Rock
The new master plan would address parking and traffic problems after more than 30 years of visitor growth at Smith Rock State Park.
Bend parents scramble for summer camp spots
Spring is here, but many parents are already laser-focused on summer.
Deschutes County nixes managed camp, rankling Bend officials
A week after saying yes, Deschutes County officials reneged on a collaboration that was central to Bend's homelessness response.
Central Oregonians file more objections to Thornburgh resort proposal, but some feel helpless
A developer says his proposed destination resort in Central Oregon will actually benefit the environment. Opponents say it exemplifies injustice in Oregon water law.
Central Oregon’s St. Charles Health asks its interim CEO to stick around
The Central Oregon health system hopes a Dr. Steve Gordon can reverse years of financial woe and staffing problems.