Pacific Northwest


Mosier OK’s settlement

A group of Mosier officials voted Monday to accept the terms of the latest $2.4 million offer from Union Pacific Railroad, subject to further negotiations on the scope of the release provided to the railroad in return for their payment and in-kind donations.

July 28, 2017 12:32 p.m. read more..

Rep. Huffman will not run again

Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, will not run for his House District 59 seat in 2018 — and may be leaving earlier if he is selected by the Trump administration to oversee Oregon’s rural development programs through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

July 13, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..

Walden tours The Dalles Dam

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., went on a tour of The Dalles Dam Saturday to see a new navigation lock gate and discuss power generation and environmental issues with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers administrators.

June 21, 2017 1:56 p.m. read more..

Non-gender options adopted

SALEM — In a move hailed by LGBT rights groups, Oregon became the first state in the U.S. on Thursday to allow residents to mark their gender as "not specified" on applications for driver's licenses, learner's permits and identity cards.

June 16, 2017 1:33 p.m. read more..

Autism fundraiser tonight at Balch

Dufur native Whitney Hammel is hosting a fundraiser at the Balch Hotel tonight to raise money for a non-profit autism treatment training program she is starting in West Africa.

June 14, 2017 1:31 p.m. read more..

OR bill sets records request deadlines

SALEM— The Oregon House of Representatives Monday approved Senate Bill 481, legislation establishing deadlines for public agencies to meet when handling public records requests.

June 13, 2017 2:03 p.m. read more..

Dallesport wary of tribal housing

About 50 local residents showed up at the Dallesport Community Center Monday evening to discuss a possible housing project that a tribe wants to place on private property. Bill Morris, a member of the Dallesport Community Council, organized the June 5 meeting. He wanted residents to discuss a proposal by the Yakama Nation Housing Authority, which is considering buying a 47.5-acre parcel in Dallesport.

June 9, 2017 12:35 p.m. read more..

Hearings to focus on tribal needs

The Dallesport Community Council will sponsor a pair of public input meetings, June 5 and June 19, to discuss two different proposals to create housing and perhaps additional infrastructure for tribal members in the Dallesport area.

May 31, 2017 1 p.m. read more..

OSP team wins work site award

The Dalles Area Command of the Oregon State Police has received the Work Site of the Year award from the agency’s Department Awards Committee.

May 24, 2017 1:18 p.m. read more..

Plan dropped for transmission line

PORTLAND (AP) — Plans for a $700 million high-voltage electrical transmission line between Oregon and Washington state have been canceled after the cost doubled over the last eight years, The Bonneville Power Administration said Thursday.

May 19, 2017 1:31 p.m. read more..

Critics question costs of Brown executive orders

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown recently signed three executive orders as part of her "Series of Cost Savings Across State Government" initiative — touted as a broad effort to save money to help close the $1.6 billion budget shortfall and improve Oregon's long-term finances.

May 16, 2017 1:33 p.m. read more..


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