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Letter to the editor: Return Runyon

To the editor: To the voters of Wasco county: This is the time to take a few minutes and look at who is running for positions for our county commissioners.

Wyden: Public deeply skeptical

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was asked by a resident of The Dalles Tuesday if he believed elected officials should be held to a higher standard of conduct, which earned an emphatic “yes” answer.

Bailey brings business experience, new voice

Practicing attorney Bridget Bailey is running for a seat on the Wasco County Board of Commissioners this year, and said she intends to bring her experience working as a small business owner and fourth-generation cherry grower and packer to bring a strong new voice to represent the county.

Hege: a passion for economic development

For Scott Hege, problem-solving and economic development are central passions in his role as Wasco County commissioner. Since 2010, Hege has served in Position 1 on the county board. He faces Nora Ferguson in the May 20 primary election.

Runyon: Research and risk assessment are key

Rod Runyon says the skills he used in his own financial services and insurance business over 15 of the past 25 years— research, risk assessment and helping clients meet financial goals — are among his most valuable skills in his role as Wasco County commissioner.

Langley throws hat in ring for county seat

Long-time The Dalles resident and one of this year’s Wasco county commissioner candidates, Chuck Langley says he’s running for office with one major goal in mind: Reinvigorating the discussion on urban renewal and raising awareness about why, according to him, it’s anything but good for the community in the long run.

Storkson runs on complaint of undue utility influence

Britt Storkson is making a second run for the District 59 seat in the Oregon House of Representatives based on the belief that holding a public office is the only way to reform the way that Wasco County Electric Co-operative does business.

Ferguson: Collaboration will be benefit to county

Wasco County Commissioner Position 1 candidate Nora Ferguson said she’s a team player and collaborator who focuses on relationship-building and getting things done. She faces first-term incumbent Scott Hege in the May 20 primary election. The winner will be the sole candidate in the November general election.

Rafferty touts conservative values

Governor candidate opposes foreign investment

Incumbents will face primary challengers

Five names will appear on the May primary ballot seeking two positions on the Wasco County Board of Commissioners.

GOP supports gay marriage

Huffman opposes, but will uphold

Minimum wage report puts Democrats on defensive

WASHINGTON — A report by Congress’ nonpartisan budget analysts seems to have thrown Democrats onto the defensive after it concluded that the party’s drive to boost the federal minimum wage could cost a half-million jobs by 2016.

Foes of Obama trade pacts mostly fellow Democrats

WASHINGTON — Debates on lowering trade barriers can turn Congress upside down for Democratic presidents promoting such legislation. Business-minded Republicans suddenly turn into allies and Democrats aligned with organized labor can become outspoken foes.

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Merkley focuses on job creation

Senator hopes policy changes will prompt return of manufacturers

Huffman gears up for session

Legislature will consider large funding requests, privacy issues

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