Redmond recreation center bond, levy failing

The bond and levy for a new $40 million pool and recreation center in Redmond … Read more

Incumbents lead in park and rec board races across Central Oregon

Bend park board newcomer Mendez holding a large lead over Davis

Incumbents on park and recreation boards across Central Oregon appeared to be defending their seats, … Read more

Clinton commands huge lead over challenger in COCC board race

The former mayor earned over 76% of the vote in early returns

In the race for the lone contested Central Oregon Community College board seat, former Bend … Read more

Miao in the lead for open seat Deschutes Public Library District Board

In a rarely contested race, incumbent Ray Miao appears to have prevailed with 59% of … Read more

Smith, Hedrick take the lead in Sisters School Board race

Jeff Smith and Don Hedrick appear to have won the two races for the Sisters … Read more

Goodrich leads incumbent Corbin in Redmond School Board race

Library employee seeks to prepare for population growth, improve student-teacher relations

Deschutes Public Library employee Liz Goodrich is leading one-term incumbent Johnny Corbin for a seat … Read more

Mechanic for Crooked River Ranch RFPD defeats board president

Mark Wilson takes down incumbent Bob Bengtson

The mechanic for Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District appeared to defeat the board … Read more

Miller prevailing in race for Sisters Rural Fire Protection District

Kristie Miller appeared to have defeated Ken Jones and Stratton Poindexter with 59% of the … Read more

Miao defeats challenger Schimmoller in Deschutes RFPD race

Schimmoller, 26, loses to experienced leader

Incumbent Ray Miao appeared to be fending off Ben Schimmoller’s upstart challenge for a seat … Read more

1 of 2 union-backed candidates appear to win at Crook County Fire and Rescue

Abrams appears to win; Brummer holds seat

One of two union-supported candidates appeared to win a seat on the board of directors … Read more

Boyle in the lead for Jefferson County Rural Fire District seat

Adams, his opponent, was not surprised, said he may run again

Ryan Boyle was prevailing with 63% in the race against John “Eddie” Adams, who had … Read more

Taylor has early lead in Culver school board race

Taylor hopes to keep ‘checks and balances in place’ between teachers, board

In a race between two strikingly similar candidates, Seth Taylor has a 57% to 42% … Read more

Jefferson County school board chair Snead, farmer Richards lead races

Snead said she was excited ‘to continue to make a difference’

In early returns, Jefferson County School Board Chairwoman Courtney Snead was leading challenger Casandra Moses, … Read more

Jefferson County jail levy passing

Temporary levy will keep facility open 3 years

Jefferson County appeared to pass an operating levy for the Jefferson County Jail on Tuesday, … Read more

Feature photo: Ballot deadline is 8 p.m. Tuesday

Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to drop off ballots in the special district election … Read more

One Bend school board race dominating campaign fundraising

Andy High, Shimiko Montgomery raised nearly $40,000 combined

Out of the eight candidates vying for three Bend-La Pine School Board seats in the … Read more

Candidates for school board, park and rec board share views

Eight vying for Bend-La Pine School Board and two for park board answer questions

Candidates running for positions on the Bend-La Pine School Board and Bend Park & Recreation … Read more

Culver School Board seat a battle between football coach, state wildlife specialist

The winner will replace 16-year board member Zoe Schumacher

The smallest of Central Oregon’s six major school districts, Culver, will only have one contested … Read more

Young candidates to duke it out in Jefferson County school board elections

All five candidates for the two contested seats are under the age of 40

Jefferson County School District will have some youth injected into its school board after the … Read more

New faces headed for Crooked River Ranch fire board

2, possibly 3, newcomers will be seated after May 21 election

Unlike the nearby Crook County Fire District, which is riven with discord between union firefighters … Read more

Board election underlines tension at Crook County Fire and Rescue

Union-supported candidates challenging incumbents

Many rural fire district boards enjoy collegial relations with their professional unions. Not Crook County … Read more

Redmond park district seeks $40 million for new pool, rec center

The Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is asking residents to support a bond and … Read more

Eight candidates fighting for three Bend-La Pine school board seats

At least three of the school board’s seven members will be different next school year

For the first time since 2009, there are Bend-La Pine School Board races without an … Read more

Schimmoller, Miao vie for Deschutes fire board

Three-way race for Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District

After losing a legislative primary last year by the narrowest of margins, Bend’s Ben Schimmoller … Read more

Park and rec board seats in Bend, La Pine, Sisters and Madras draw candidates

Candidates have wide array of backgrounds, strong views on their community

Park and recreation board seats are up for grabs in four cities across Central Oregon. … Read more

Incumbent Corbin, challenger Goodrich face off for Redmond School Board

Both say they support another bond attempt for school repairs

The only contested race on the Redmond School Board will be fought between one of … Read more

Deschutes library board sees rare contested race

A rare contested race on the Deschutes Public Library Board features a founding member of … Read more

A young botanist and a former Bend mayor are vying for COCC board seat

The candidates want more online classes and de-escalated campus security

The candidates for the Central Oregon Community College board’s sole contested race have two similar … Read more

Sisters School District has two seats up for election

The Sisters School Board has two competitive races on the May 21 special election ballot. … Read more

No criminal charges against La Bell on election allegation

But 2018 House candidate could still face civil action by secretary of state

Former House candidate Amanda La Bell will not face criminal charges for submitting a false … Read more

May elections set in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson counties

Seats on school boards, park boards and in fire districts will be contested

Central Oregon residents will see contested races for school boards, park boards and fire districts … Read more

Helt and Zika sometimes split in Legislature

New House members look at first month of 2019 session

SALEM — She’s banged the big wooden gavel while filling in as substitute House speaker. … Read more

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