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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon State University-Cascades is breaking ground on an expansion of its Bend campus.
East Oregonian publisher EO Media agreed to buy the only daily newspaper in Central Oregon, The Bulletin, and the weekly Redmond Spokesman.
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The quarter-acre blaze firefighters first reached Wednesday grew to 11,000 acres in under four days. Hundreds of local residents met at Glendale High School to find out how bad it might get.
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Wild horses walk a fine line between icon and unwanted. The Bureau of Land Management is eyeing an Oregon experiment to spay wild mares as a potential model for the West.
A Central Oregon institution is about to change hands, after a decade of shrinking coverage and cutting staff. And now two new companies have emerged as potential new owners.
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As soon as crews replaced a critical stretch of pipe Wednesday, things got worse, prolonging the outages and warnings to boil water for thousands of people on the largest tribal reservation in Oregon.
Western Communications revealed two Oregon-centric bidders for part of its string of Pacific Northwest newspapers Tuesday, but not a potential buyer for its largest and most prominent paper, the Bend Bulletin.
Thousands of people living and working on Oregon’s largest tribal reservation won’t have running water and flushing toilets, again.
Western Communications will sell newspapers where competing outlets are scarce to non-existent.
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Environmentalists have sued to prevent Dwight and Steven Hammond from getting their grazing rights back.
local | News | Flora and Fauna
Oregon effectively bans a chemical it once sprayed along roads, as the EPA signals potential opposition to more state control.
A budget snafu will shrink government services in this rural Oregon county. Picking which ones need to go is a bitter debate.
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Most of the previous Warm Springs Tribal Council was ousted, with six of eight seats changing hands.
The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge became a household name in 2016, not for its beautiful scenery or because 300 bird species flock there, but because a militant, anti-government group had taken over headquarters for 41 days, leading to a fatal shooting. Three years later, an Oregon symphony offers music as healing.
“Is there a plan in their office to deal with mass incarceration?” asked former prosecutor Adam Foss.