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Letter to the editor: Voting matters

To the editor: Dear rural Oregon friends and neighbors, over many election cycles, I’ve listened to conservatives who didn’t cast a ballot complain “My vote doesn’t count so why bother?” Here’s why (your vote counts):

Letter to the editor: No GMO red tape

To the editor: As a farmer, I ask you to vote and please vote no on M92. First, it will not make our food supply safer.

Letter to the editor: Label GMOs

To the editor: GMO and Pot Initiatives on the ballot. Please vote for labeling GMO’s in our food. Why? Here are my reasons:

Rip City Mayor

THE DALLES MAYOR Steve Lawrence gets a warm greeting from Blaze the Trail Cat during a Portland Trailblazer Rip City flag raising event at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park in The Dalles Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Public meetings from Oct. 26

Public meetings from Oct. 26

Japanese sister city visitors arrive Saturday in The Dalles

Miyoshi delegates stay locally

Tease photo

Washington student kills one, shoots 4

UPDATED Student gunman was a homecoming prince

For the record, Oct. 24

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 24, 2014.

Tease photo

Rip City Races

KAYLA CHOP, center, gets a high-five from Blaze the Trail Cat as she crosses the finish line in a trike race during a Portland Trailblazer Rip City event at the Wahtonka Campus of The Dalles High School Oct. 24.

Farrell: Global work a benefit

High court case one of many tried

Ostrye: Local support a plus

“I really like people, and I find their everyday problems, and the solutions to their problems, interesting,” said Judge Karen Ostrye, in describing her decision to pursue a vacancy in the Seventh Judicial District.

Candidates spar over three issues

County race heats up in homestretch

For the record, Oct. 23

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 23.

Letter to the editor: Runyon, Elliott, Brown

To the editor: Keep Rod Runyon! I have worked with him many years for baseball and when he says he’ll do something, he does.

Letter to the editor: Runyon not a leader

To the editor: I have served on the Wasco County Budget Committee for the last six years and would like to share my observations about Commissioner Rod Runyon. His primary concern after he got elected was to find new office space for him, initial estimates for remodeling were over $200,000. I reminded him in two different commission meetings that commissioner’s office remodel was not on any capital improvement list, not a priority, no money in the budget and frivolous.

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