The Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2015 session a little more than two weeks ago and Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, is pleased about making progress on several issues despite his party’s minority status.
Eight great photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.
A sheriff says a St. Helens man has shot and seriously wounded himself after a police pursuit on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge.
The Oregon Department of Forestry has suppressed 301 fires so far in 2015 and 227 were started by people, according to an agency report.
Gas tax would go up 4 cents
Official says economy will be hurt
When the Wasco County Board of Commissioners signed a letter supporting the sale of the Limmeroth Ranch in the Deschutes River corridor to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in October, 2013, there was zero opposition. Well, there is now. Leading the group of unhappy nearby landowners at the June 3 meeting was Dean McAllister, who is also the vice president of the Wasco County Farm Bureau. “The government already owns 54 percent of Oregon,” McAllister said. “Why do they need another 10,000 acres? When is it enough for the state?” The purchase of the Limmeroth Ranch would add to the Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area, which was established in 1983 when the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation donated 2,758 acres. In 1986, the foundation gave another 5,158 acres to the department.
Over strenuous Republican objections, the Legislature’s joint budgetary committee on Friday approved a statewide policy requiring employers to give workers paid sick leave.
Foundation has asked the Oregon Legislature to provide $168 in the 2015 session to get construction underway
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., will host town halls in Gilliam and Sherman counties on Saturday, May 30. The meeting at the North Gilliam County Rural Fire Protection District firehouse, 1500 Railroad Ave., in Arlington, begins at 8 a.m. Walden will be at Bob’s Texas T-Bone, 101 East First Street in Rufus, at 10 a.m. to meet with constituents.
Agency to provide funding for mitigation measures on cropland, ranches, forests
Motorists will get gas tax credit
HOOD RIVER — On Sunday, May 24, 2015, Hood River County Deputies were dispatched to Highway 281 near Airport Road after witnesses reported a man laying face down in the ditch.
CASCADE LOCKS — On Saturday May 23, just after 10 a.m., Hood River County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a residence on Clark St., near the corner of Forest Lane in Cascade Locks, on a report of a single vehicle crash.
A bill sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., that would extend the same federal hiring preference to fathers that is available to mothers of service members killed or permanently and totally disabled in action has cleared the Senate.