The Deschutes County Jail has implemented the use of a new body scanner to combat the illegal introduction of drugs and contraband into the jail. Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth has more on the B-Scan body scanner and how it is improving the criminal justice system in Oregon…
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A Magical Creature in Central Oregon
You can see a lot of creatures in the Deschutes River during this time of year — fish, ducks and even a mermaid. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanen was lucky enough to catch up with Bend’s magical river princess.
Pandora Moth Outbreak Hits Central Oregon
Central Oregon is at the tail end of a Pandora moth outbreak, which typically last three or four cycles of two years. These moths are native to the region and have a two-year life cycle. During the first year of these moths’ lives they can be found in forests as larvae that look similar to a caterpillar, where they consume pine needles.
This summer is the second year of the moths life-cycle, meaning the larvae have turned into the large, two to five-inch moths that are found all over Central Oregon. This is the third-generation of this outbreaks larvae-moth cycle, meaning we may see them again in two years or they may go dormant again.
Local Grocers Union Considers Strike
A local grocery union held a vote today to see whether union members would want to strike if negotiations with employers can’t be resolved. The union, which represents workers in stores like Safeway and Fred Meyer, say that they are fighting for equal pay for men and woman, and better wages for workers overall.
Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth attended the meeting this afternoon and has more on the situation.
The New Old Mill: Renovations Planned for the Summer
The Old Mill District has a string of renovations planned through the summer. None of the renovations are expected to impede access to the Old Mill over the summer and are to be completed in the beginning of October.
Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth has more on what you can expect from these changes.
Source on the Scene: LRS Country Music Festival
This week Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth heads out to a ranch near Paulina to get a behind the scenes look at the LRS Country Music Fest, which kicked off Thursday and runs through the weekend.
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4th of July Festivities
While the Pet Parade kicked off today’s festivities, the part kept going at Drake Park with fun for the whole family. Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth has more from the Old Fashioned 4th of July.
Behind the Scenes at Bend’s Fireworks Show
Bend’s fireworks show lights off from Pilot Butte at ten o’clock tonight, but have you ever wondered what it takes to set off one of Central Oregon’s biggest fireworks show? Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth took a trip up the butte to get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to make it all possible.
Minimum Wage Increases in Effect Today in Oregon
The minimum wage in Oregon has been bumped up again as part of a bill passed by the Oregon Senate in 2016. The bill will increase Oregon’s minimum wage on July first of each year until 2022.
Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth spoke with a local economist and has more on the impact of these changes.
Bend’s Plastic Bag Ban Starts Monday
Starting Monday, July 1st, single use plastic bags will be banned in the City of Bend. Shoppers will be required to bring their own, reusable bags, or pay 10 cents for every paper bag they use. Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth was out at Newport Avenue Market today to see how stores and shoppers are preparing for the change.