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Wasco County Commission Position 3: Kathy Schwartz

Kathy Schwartz believes that her public service background and willingness to ask hard questions will bring the change that she says Wasco County needs to move forward. A resident of The Dalles, Schwartz is running for County Commissioner, Position 3, against incumbent Rod Runyon.

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


Student walkout tribute to victims

Students at The Dalles High School participated in a 17-minute national walkout March 14 at 10 a.m. The date and length of the walkout were a tribute to the 17 victims who were fatally shot on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla.

March 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Neahring eyes Walden’s job

Dr. Jenni Neahring has made a couple of stops in The Dalles during the past month as her campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, a Republican, shifts into high gear. Neahring, a Democrat who resides in Bend, decided to join a crowded field of candidates for the May election. She believes her unique perspective as a palliative care physician will benefit citizens in the Second Congressional District.

March 8, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Wyden opposes arming teachers, calls for action

Health care started things off but youth care took center stage in Sen. Ron Wyden’s town hall Saturday in Odell. “This has got to be the time we talk about it,” Wyden said about school safety as the nation reels from the killing of 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last week.

February 27, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Mays runs as ‘team player’

Richard Mays has a wealth of experience in city management that he wants to put to work for citizens of The Dalles as their next mayor. “I want to give back to this community,” he said.

February 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Bonham: ‘I’m on a listening tour’

Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, has been on the road almost nonstop for the past couple of months to learn about issues important to his constituents and introduce himself to leaders in the Oregon Legislature, all to prepare for the upcoming session.

January 31, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..


Wasco County, state approve M101

PORTLAND — Oregon approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election Tuesday that asked voters — and not lawmakers — how to pay for Medicaid costs that now include coverage of hundreds of thousands of low-income residents added to the program’s rolls under the Affordable Care Act.

January 24, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..


Women’s march draws 400

Exceeding expectations, over 400 people joined the women’s march Saturday through downtown The Dalles, making a 1.1-mile loop that began and ended at City Park on Union Street. Pink hats and political signs abounded, as the crowd listened to speakers before heading for the protest march that was kept to the sidewalks because no permits were obtained for it, an organizer said.

January 23, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..


New legislators visit Maupin

Two newly appointed state legislators representing citizens in the area will tour Maupin on Monday and then introduce themselves to community members at a “meet and greet” forum. Senator Clifford Bentz, R-Ontario, and Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, will be in south Wasco County from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 23.

January 19, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..


Merkley slams GOP tax legislation

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., hosted a town hall Sunday in Dufur, one of two in the Gorge and three for the day. Most of the conversation with about 75 area residents centered around health care needs and concerns about fallout from new tax laws.

January 17, 2018 1:14 p.m. read more..


County mails ballots

Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee reported Thursday that ballots had been mailed out for the Jan. 23 special election. She said voters should receive them over the next several days.

January 5, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..


High-stakes vote for new insurance tax

SALEM — A tax on insurance companies and some hospitals to provide health care for low-income Oregonians goes before voters next month, even after it was approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor during the 2017 legislative session.

December 28, 2017 1:11 p.m. read more..

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