In the 1970s, Oregon’s desert playas and vast canyons played host to daredevils near and far. Fearless thrill-seekers came to the state to make daring land speed attempts and perform outrageous stunts.
After nearly 22 years as Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District representative, Republican Greg Walden is retiring from Congress. That leaves a race without an incumbent this year for the massive district that covers more than half the state. Republican Cliff Bentz and Democrat Alex Spenser are the two leading candidates vying for the seat.
In our second installment of Regional Roundup, we'll check in with the East Oregonian, to hear what's afoot in Pendleton. Then we talk to an Ashland-based about how we know or don’t know what animals are feeling. And we’ll hear about how some corporations are trying to fight climate change by collaborating with each other — and why that might put them in legally dubious territory.