Central Oregon Bureau Chief
Emily Cureton is OPB’s Central Oregon Bureau Chief. 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 with degrees in history, studio art and Russian. 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. Send her feedback and story ideas at email@example.com.
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Thousands of people are without safe tap water on the Warm Springs reservation, leading to concerns about hydration and sanitation just as cases of COVID-19 spike.
Baby Brave Bear was born in February this year, just as the coronavirus began to spread in the U.S. Soon, his entire family was ill and fighting to survive COVID-19's first wave.
An accurate Census count matters for pandemic relief, but the campaign faces considerable barriers.
Resentments over restrictions boiled over in rural communities with few COVID-19 cases, as local leaders watch large crowds demonstrate for racial equality while church and other gatherings remain prohibited.
Deschutes County leaders didn’t consult their own health department before considering a measure that supports churches fully reopening.
Pandemic slows response to elderly residents without sinks or showers.
A week after Deschutes County successfully helped lead the charge to reopen Oregon, a spike in COVID-19 cases is testing the public health system’s ability to track and contain the virus.
It's the first time rural Oregon will elect a new leader to Congress in 22 years.
Chaotic process just days before elected leaders from 33 counties hope to lift restrictions on businesses has left some leaders and business owners wondering when — or if — they can reopen.
Tribal leaders are taking more drastic measures than state, counties.
Traditional politics are out. And no one is certain what the winning strategy will be in Oregon's only GOP stronghold.
A year ago, the Harney County Health Department was in trouble. Now, despite staff and budget cuts, it could be key to the county's efforts to be the first in Oregon to reopen its economy.
Oregon is among many states struggling to offer widespread testing, leaving sick Portlanders like Betsy Harper in the dark.
St. Charles' modeling of the pandemic shows a peak in cases still more than three weeks away.
A home health and hospice nurse who lives in Bend shares her experience — and fears — on facing the coronavirus pandemic outside hospital walls.
Janna Fenwick cleaned Bend motel rooms by day, and tended bar at night. Now, she said she is in survival mode.