Ballots mailed by county today
Two candidates are seeking the Position 5 seat: Dr. Ernest Keller, who wants another four-year term, and challenger Kim Morgan, who works as a legal assistant for an attorney in The Dalles. To get an overview of where the candidates stand on key issues, The Chronicle asked them to respond to a series of questions.
CGCC’s Pos. 7 race goes to voters
For CGCC Board of Education Position 7, two candidates are competing: Incumbent board member Charleen R. Cobb is asking voters for another four-year term, while challenger Kevin McCabe wants voters to bring a new voice to the seven-member board.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., met Friday with constituents and students in the auditorium of The Dalles High School at his 810th town hall since taking office in 1996, and his 21st in Wasco County.
Four of the seven seats on the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will be on the upcoming special election ballot, and this year, the positions have generated a lot of interest, with all four slots being contested.
Fort Dalles Fourth planners announced they will move the annual Independence Day celebration this year to Saturday, July 1.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., came under fire Wednesday from angry constituents who wanted to chastise him about supporting President Donald Trump’s policies, or question his support for Republican plans to overhaul federal programs, including health care and immigration.
Family’s costs for health care see huge jump
When Sherman County farmer Darren Padget recently visited U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s office in Washington, D.C., to complain about a more than 400 percent increase in his family’s health insurance premium, he didn’t expect to have that information shared in a House floor speech.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden will hold town hall meetings during the congressional spring break next week in Hood River and The Dalles, two of six public forums during April in his Second Congressional District.
Chase Green, a student at Klickitat High School, recently served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima. As a page, Chase observed the Legislature in action and was responsible for delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber during floor sessions.
Nine contested races will appear on the May 16 ballot, with four positions on the Columbia Gorge Community College board all having multiple candidates. Another 35 races have a single candidate running, including four positions on the North Wasco County School District board, and 18 open positions had no candidates file. Ballots will be mailed April 26.
Board will consider resolution Tuesday
The politics swirling around national immigration issues have reached The Dalles. On Tuesday, March 14, the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will discuss a resolution creating “sanctuary campus” status for CGCC in The Dalles.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) took the concept of town hall meetings literally into overdrive Saturday as he barnstormed across four counties — Wasco, Hood River, Sherman and Gilliam — to meet with constituents. Merkley’s day included public forums in The Dalles, Hood River, Rufus and Arlington as he continued his tradition of holding at least one town hall in every county of the state each year.
The new leader of the national Democratic Party has ties to The Dalles: Bill Lennox, a former Wasco County commissioner, is a step-cousin of Tom Perez, elected to the party’s top post last Saturday.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., plans to hold four town hall meetings in as many counties on Saturday, March 4.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Oregon's congressional delegation split along party lines Monday in reacting to President Trump's executive action on immigration and refugees. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, who resides in Hood River and is the lone Republican on the delegation, was cautiously supportive of Trump’s decision, but wanted more information.