Central Oregon Bureau Chief
Emily Cureton joined OPB as the Central Oregon Bureau Chief in July 2018. She’s reported and produced award-winning coverage for Georgia Public Broadcasting, Jefferson Public Radio and community newspapers like the Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City, California, and the Big Bend Sentinel in Marfa, Texas.
Emily has a broad background in journalism — from a radio and newspaper reporter, to guest host and assignment editor of daily talk programs. In 2015, she was a California Health Journalism Fellow, producing a multimedia series on how rural communities handle domestic violence reports. Her journalism honors include a nod for best use of sound in a major market from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, a Georgia Associated Press award for best radio documentary, and various awards for investigative and enterprise reporting from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Emily graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with degrees in history, Russian and studio art. Among other adventures, she’s driven a van from Oregon to Costa Rica and hiked from the California coast to the Pacific Crest in Ashland. When she isn’t working on a great story, you’re likely to find her horseback riding, surfing or getting way too competitive during a friendly game of Scrabble.
The House seat representing Central Oregon in the statehouse will remain in Republican hands.
After getting $2,000 from a man who assaulted his challenger in the race, Tony DeBone says he'll send the money back.
Student voices from Central Oregon: 'Our school is doing a lot to prevent gun violence, but they’re not doing the right things.'
A Democrat dissed by the party, a third-party progressive downed in diaper-related flames, and a Republican crossing party lines: Welcome to the race to replace Oregon state Rep. Knute Buehler.
Two shots fired by a deputy who is also a training instructor wounded a man wanted for arrest. The district attorney will decide whether to bring charges in the case.
Oregon’s only Republican congressman has two decades' worth of staying power. Democrats haven’t bothered to put much muscle into challenging him — until now.
In a complaint filed to the state health authority, Oregon nurses said inadequate staffing puts "the community at severe risk."
An herbicide that killed 1,500 iconic pines in Central Oregon is off limits for roadside spraying, as the state investigates how many more trees in the Northwest may have been poisoned.
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Tumalo Irrigation District is the first water user group to get public funding after settling a 2016 lawsuit over the endangered Oregon spotted frog.
U.S. Senators from Oregon and California want federal fire managers to start publishing training materials in Spanish again after translations were discontinued last year.
The Deschutes County district attorney has dropped the case against a man sentenced to 50 years in prison. Prosecutors say Josh Horner’s guilt was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Many wildfire crews have Spanish-speaking firefighters. That’s why a decade ago, the government created training materials in Spanish. But recently, those manuals were discontinued.
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Preliminary ruling scuttles proposed 137-mile trail system and sends USFS back to the drawing board.