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‘Families’ rally draws large crowd

Some 240 people attended a peaceful “Families Belong Together” rally Saturday in front of The Dalles Post Office, opposing the separation of immigrant families crossing at the southern border.

July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Walden bills make history

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said recent passage of 58 bills by the House is a record-setting legislative package to address the opioid epidemic that he describes as a “killer on a rampage.”

July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


McLeod tours TD cherry farm

Jamie McLeod-Skinner toured Orchard View farm near The Dalles last week, learning about cherry production from owner Bob Bailey. “We were talking about everything from business opportunities to the pressure on the industry — how the federal government can either help or get out of the way,” said the Democratic candidate for the Second Congressional District seat.

June 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Ban of food taxes would be a first

A corporate-funded ballot measure that would block junk-food and sugary-drink taxes and freeze the state's corporate minimum tax for certain companies qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot this week. Large grocery chains — Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway and Costco — and others have contributed about $2.5 million to the political action committee attempting to make the constitutional change.

June 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Bonham pushes to break poverty cycle

Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, is part of a workgroup of legislators age 40 and under who are looking at issues to tackle that matter most to younger Oregonians, including prison reform and early childhood development.

June 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


County beats state in turnout

Wasco County was eight points higher in ballot returns for the May 15 primary — at nearly 38 percent participation — than the overall state average of 29 percent.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Schwartz defeats Runyon

By decisive margins, Wasco County Commissioner Rod Runyon was defeated by challenger Kathy Schwartz, and Commissioner Scott Hege held his seat against challenger Roy Justesen.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Buehler wins GOP nomination for governor

WILSONVILLE — Rep. Knute Buehler has won the race for the GOP nomination for governor, according to unofficial election results. "The change we all need has started with victory tonight and the road to a better Oregon begins tomorrow in earnest," Bueher said to a crowd of 200 supporters Tuesday, May 15.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Schwartz, Hege ahead in early results

Early and unofficial election results from the Wasco County courthouse May 15, 8 p.m., show Wasco County Commissioner Position 3 challenger Kathy Schwartz defeating incumbent Rod Runyon, and commissioner Position 1 incumbent Scott Hege defeating challenger Roy Justeson.

May 15, 2018 8:22 p.m. read more..


Navy pilot taxis toward Salem

The campaign of Greg Wooldridge is soaring as he shares with Oregonians how the leadership skills he learned during 27 years of Navy service — including a world tour as commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision aerobatic team — can create a more efficient and accountable government. “Trust and clear expectations are key,” said the gubernatorial candidate, who brought his message to The Dalles Tuesday evening.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Starnes eyes big changes

Patrick Starnes, running as an Independent for Oregon governor, thinks every political candidate should spend time on a school board. “As a school board member, you hire and fire teachers, close schools … you really learn the aches and pains of the community,” he said in a recent interview at The Dalles Chronicle.

May 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Candidate wants to bring innovative thinking to Salem

Darcy Long-Curtiss of The Dalles has wanted to serve in a state office for some time, so she decided to become a candidate when Rep. John Huffman stepped down last fall from his District 59 seat. “It was a little sooner than I expected, but I have been getting the experience I need, and I’m ready,” she said.

May 3, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Primary affiliation sparks questions

Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee, who oversees the local elections process, is getting a lot of phone calls that reflect confusion about the difference between an “unaffiliated” or “Independent” voter. She said the calls began after the Oregon Capital Bureau reported that the Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) had opened its primary to unaffiliated voters.

April 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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