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.
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.
Top law enforcement officials are giving Oregonians a grace period to comply with a mandatory order to stay at home from the governor.
In Bend, social media connects neighbors in need with errand runners and grocery shopping.
“It’s part of who we are. If it doesn’t go on, it’s like removing a piece of us.”
Census 2020 opened in Oregon on Thursday with an elder from the Warm Springs Reservation, and a prayer for protection from illness.
The director of clinical services for Harney District Hospital in Burns, Oregon, has a side hustle that cashes in on medical conspiracy theories.
Central Oregon officials in three counties are working to quell rumors about the COVID-19 virus.
The Northwest's latest separatist cause to spark popular interest would move the Oregon and California borders to create "Greater Idaho," despite being practically infeasible.
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American's coffee obsession relies on just one part of the coffee plant: the seed. More often than not, the edible fruit surrounding the pit is thrown away. A Bend cafe has found new uses for all that food waste.
Gov. Brown has not committed to ousting a DA barred from practicing law.
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Planners hope convenient rides will boost waning use of public transit.
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More than two months passed before Bend utilities customers learned their credit card information had been compromised.
A New Year’s Eve attack on an elderly business owner will be prosecuted under Oregon’s revised hate crime law.
The Deschutes County district attorney says a sheriff's deputy acted to protect himself and others in the path of the stolen car when he shot a person on Black Friday.