BEND, OR -- Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is in Bend Wednesday, hosting a virtual town hall. He held two public meetings on the coast over the weekend, where he says he heard a lot about big issues - like the Texas school shooting, "They definitely want common-sense gun safety rules and they think now is the time to do it, so that has been front and center," he tells KBND News. "We continue to have focus on fire, prescription drugs, tremendous concern about what Judge Alito’s opinion may look like."
Wyden says his events will remain virtual until the public health emergency is passed. "What I’ve been doing is getting out to communities; I set up in like the newspaper or community college, we take the calls from the county and then I go up and down Main Street and walk into stores." He says, "I will be in the Bend Bulletin on Wednesday for the town hall that’s been announced, online."
The Deschutes County town hall starts at 3 p.m. Click HERE to watch.