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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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.
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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.
Local and tribal officials in eastern Oregon are pushing for Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency to help pay for the aftermath of extensive flooding.
After lead testing in 2018, people at the Boys and Girls Club of Warm Springs have had to avoid the water in a building that was an elementary school for decades.
An attorney for Western Communications says the goal is to sell all but two of the company's seven newspapers serving rural Oregon and California.
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Delivering water in a pipe isn’t a radical idea. Unless you’re talking about modernizing irrigation in Central Oregon.