To the editor: In Mayor Lawrence’s recent letter to the editor, he seemed to be promoting a mentality of “Us vs. Them.”
It's one of the more compelling questions in what has become a compelling election season: Will Oregon's mass of new voters, some 250,000 strong, affect any of the races?
SALEM (AP) — The official in charge of elections in Oregon said Friday that many voters across the state are receiving automated calls falsely telling them that they're not registered to vote and that their ballot will not be counted, and she called for an investigation of the "voter suppression."
Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee is getting the word out to area residents via social media and other avenues about a revamped centralized state website that makes it easier to track and follow results on election night.
It’s no surprise that political partisans on both sides of this year’s presidential contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton see the election from completely different points of view. But the passion they feel for their respective candidate seems to cut across political boundaries.
The Wasco County Clerk’s office has received 30.94 percent of the ballots sent to 15,812 registered voters, about the same as four years ago when President Barack Obama was seeking re-election.
Challengers seeking election to two federal offices and 11 candidates vying for state positions gathered in The Dalles High School auditorium Tuesday evening to share their views on issues with community members.
The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board met Friday afternoon to weigh in on the seven ballot measures that voters will either approve or reject in the Nov. 8 election. Here are our endorsements:
Candidates for mayor and city council came together Tuesday in The Dalles for a discussion of issues that was civil but filled with disparate opinions. Questions asked of three contestants for mayor, two for the at-large council position and two for council Position Two ranged from economic development, beautification along Interstate 84 and housing to the city paying for community concerts, among others.
Dana Journey is 30 and running for The Dalles City Council out of the belief that youth and energy are a plus when it comes to finding new ways to create economic development. “What I will bring is a new perspective, and I’m a go-getter – when I get ideas, I like to get them done,” he said.
Community members are invited to learn more about candidates for local, state and federal elected offices at a special forum tonight, Oct. 25, at The Dalles High School.
Heightened concerns nationwide about voting fraud are even being expressed here in Wasco County. “We had one man come in to today and say, ‘I’m concerned about voter fraud, can you tell me about these voters?’” said Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee on Tuesday.
With 10,000 Oregon students failing to graduate from high school every year, Measure 98 aims to reduce that number by boosting career and technical classes and adding dropout prevention measures.
The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board convened Wednesday to make endorsements for two city council races and a three-way contest for mayor.
Darcy Long-Curtiss got her first taste of community political involvement as a high schooler in The Dalles, when she participated in a city visioning meeting and it piqued her interest. She now hopes to further that involvement by gaining a seat on The Dalles City Council. She is one of three candidates seeking to fill council Position 2, which is being vacated by Dan Spatz. Also running are Dana Journey, a police officer for the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, and Clay Johnson, who works at a desalination plant in The Dalles.