Water Trucked in to Warm Springs After Broken Water Main Causes Issues

Water trucks, bottled water and mobile showers, that’s the continuing scene on the Warm Springs Reservation. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on the efforts to make life normal as repair crews continue to fix a broken water main.

However, if you want to help with donations of bottled water or buckets to carry water in; or if you can help in any other way, you can call Valerie Switzer who is handling donations. Her number is 541-553-3298.

Law Named for Murdered Bend Woman Heads to Governor’s Desk

Three years after Kaylee Sawyer’s murder her family traveled to Salem for the vote on Kaylee’s Law, a bill that could help prevent another murder like Kaylee’s at the hands of a campus security guard. The bill was passed unanimously and now heads to Governor Kate Brown’s desk.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on today’s vote in Salem.

HB 3427 Passes After Democrats Strike a Deal with Senate Republicans

State lawmakers in Salem have confirmed with Central Oregon Daily that Senate Republicans negotiated a deal to return to the Senate floor on Monday for a discussion and vote on a new tax bill in exchange for Senate Democrats dropping high-profile bills on vaccine exemptions and gun safety.
 
The Senate convened on Monday afternoon, and voted on House Bill 3427, also known as the Student Success Act, a new business tax to bring in revenue for education. The bill passed 17 to 11. It now Heads to Governor Kate Brown’s desk, where she is expected to sign the bill.
 
In exchange for providing a quorum, Senate Republicans asked Democrats to keep House Bill 3063 and Senate Bill 978 from reaching the Senate floor, effectively killing those bills during this legislative session.
 
House Bill 3063 would have removed all non-medical exemptions for vaccinations for school-age children and Senate Bill 978 was a gun-control bill that would have banned “ghost guns” assembled by 3D printers, regulated gun owners who did not secure their firearms and give gun sellers the right to not sell guns to people under 21.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has the latest on Monday’s developments in Salem.

Riding For Those Who Can’t

The annual ‘Run For the Wall was started to raise awareness for the thousands of men and women who are still unaccounted for from all of our country’s wars.

Today six local motorcyclists took off to join the 31st annual trek that will take them from California to Washington DC to ride for those who can’t.

Central Oregon daily’s Curtis Vogel has their story.

House Bill 3063 Passes in the House

In front of a large, and occasionally loud, audience in the gallery, the Oregon House passed HB 3063, a bill that would get rid of all non-medical exemptions for vaccines. Proponents of the bill, including Bend representative Cheri Helt, say this law is critical in order to prevent outbreaks like this year’s measles outbreak. However, opponents feel it takes the freedom of choice away from parents.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more.