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Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

WASHINGTON — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals and businesses.

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Dems, GOP seek to define issue for 2014 elections

WASHINGTON — In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congress to help him unseat three-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman.

Privatization effort gets rolling in Ore.

Initiative will face mixed opposition

Wyden in line for leadership

Senator eyed to head most powerful committee

Walden honored for agriculture economics role

The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) and the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators (NAAEA) recognized Congressman Greg Walden (R- Ore. 2nd District) by presenting him the 2013 Friend of Agricultural Economics Award for his employment of economics to policy issues involving agriculture, natural resources, food and nutrition topics.

Klickitat Co. voters reject GMO labels

Klickitat County residents were nearly evenly split on whether to make it easier to collect signatures and pass initiative and referendum measure, approving it by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin.

Northweast election roundup

Northwest election roundup.

Pool bond passes with big margin

Bond wins 60 percent support

Former Speaker Foley remembered

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley was remembered Friday as a statesman, a husband, and a friend to people great and small.

Turnout lags in special election

It is too late to mail ballots for the Nov. 5 special election, but there is still plenty of time to drop them off at the Wasco County Courthouse.

Wyden hears from students on the future

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden stopped at The Dalles Wahtonka High School Oct. 25 to hear what students had to say about the future of the nation; it was the 10th stop on his Listening to Oregon’s Future Tour.

GOP state leader runs for governor

Dennis Richardson takes aim at high unemployment, bureaucracy

Walden gets primary challenge from right

GRANTS PASS — Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon’s only Republican in Congress and chairman of the GOP committee to elect House members, has gotten a primary challenge from the right.

Wyden demands answers on whistleblower’s job loss

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is demanding to know why a Hanford Nuclear Reservation whistleblower has lost his job. Walter Tamosaitis was recently terminated by URS Corp.

Gov’t shutdown splits 2016 GOP hopefuls

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Sen. Ted Cruz says he will fight “with every breath” to stop the health care overhaul, even if it means shutting down segments of the federal government. That approach, warns former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, is “quite dicey” politically for Republicans.


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