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Bonham: ‘I’m on a listening tour’

Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, has been on the road almost nonstop for the past couple of months to learn about issues important to his constituents and introduce himself to leaders in the Oregon Legislature, all to prepare for the upcoming session.

January 31, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..


Wasco County, state approve M101

PORTLAND — Oregon approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election Tuesday that asked voters — and not lawmakers — how to pay for Medicaid costs that now include coverage of hundreds of thousands of low-income residents added to the program’s rolls under the Affordable Care Act.

January 24, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..


Women’s march draws 400

Exceeding expectations, over 400 people joined the women’s march Saturday through downtown The Dalles, making a 1.1-mile loop that began and ended at City Park on Union Street. Pink hats and political signs abounded, as the crowd listened to speakers before heading for the protest march that was kept to the sidewalks because no permits were obtained for it, an organizer said.

January 23, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..


New legislators visit Maupin

Two newly appointed state legislators representing citizens in the area will tour Maupin on Monday and then introduce themselves to community members at a “meet and greet” forum. Senator Clifford Bentz, R-Ontario, and Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, will be in south Wasco County from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 23.

January 19, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..


Merkley slams GOP tax legislation

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., hosted a town hall Sunday in Dufur, one of two in the Gorge and three for the day. Most of the conversation with about 75 area residents centered around health care needs and concerns about fallout from new tax laws.

January 17, 2018 1:14 p.m. read more..


County mails ballots

Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee reported Thursday that ballots had been mailed out for the Jan. 23 special election. She said voters should receive them over the next several days.

January 5, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..


High-stakes vote for new insurance tax

SALEM — A tax on insurance companies and some hospitals to provide health care for low-income Oregonians goes before voters next month, even after it was approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor during the 2017 legislative session.

December 28, 2017 1:11 p.m. read more..


Walden outlines tax changes

Republicans have rewritten tax law for the first time in three decades and U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., expects the $1.5 trillion in cuts to create jobs and make the U.S. more competitive world wide.

December 27, 2017 12:48 p.m. read more..


Bonham voted into OR house

Daniel Bonham, owner of Maupin’s Stoves & Spa in The Dalles, was appointed Monday by Wasco, Jefferson, Deschutes and Wheeler County commissioners to fill the Republican vacancy in the House District 59 seat.

November 21, 2017 2:02 p.m. read more..


Immigration march draws 65

Chanting slogans in support of immigrants and a “clean Dream act,” a student-organized protest with some 65 participants marched from the west business district to the courthouse steps Thursday afternoon.

November 17, 2017 1:02 p.m. read more..


Heading south? Request a ballot for special election

Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee is trying to get the word out to voters who might be headed south for the winter that they need to request an absentee ballot if they want to weigh in on the Jan. 23 special election. She said people can sign up for absentee ballots in the clerk’s office at the courthouse, 511 Washington St., or online at www.co.wasco.or.us in the Elections section.

November 15, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..


Walden forum sparks debate

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., held a town hall in Grass Valley Monday that sparked debate between audience members reflective of the deep divide between ideologies across America.

October 18, 2017 1:31 p.m. read more..


Wyden talks Trump, forest plan

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held his 854th town hall since taking office in 1996 at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles Friday evening. “I just felt there was unprecedented interest toward what’s going on in Washington, D.C., so I’m going to give you unprecedented access,” he said after being introduced by The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence, who drew tickets in a lottery system to select speakers.

October 17, 2017 1:24 p.m. read more..


Buehler visits TD to ‘listen and learn’

Oregon Rep. Knute Buehler is visiting The Dalles on Thursday to talk with GOP leaders about his campaign to oust Gov. Kate Brown, who he strongly criticizes for “failed leadership.” “I am traveling the state listening and learning,” said Buehler, who resides in Bend and represents House District 54.

October 10, 2017 1:14 p.m. read more..

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