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Ballot count, Oct. 28

Wasco County Clerk Linda Brown reported Tuesday morning that 3,309 of the ballots sent to 13, 048 registered voters had been returned.

Letter to the editor: Voting matters

To the editor: Dear rural Oregon friends and neighbors, over many election cycles, I’ve listened to conservatives who didn’t cast a ballot complain “My vote doesn’t count so why bother?” Here’s why (your vote counts):

Letter to the editor: No GMO red tape

To the editor: As a farmer, I ask you to vote and please vote no on M92. First, it will not make our food supply safer.

Letter to the editor: Label GMOs

To the editor: GMO and Pot Initiatives on the ballot. Please vote for labeling GMO’s in our food. Why? Here are my reasons:

Farrell: Global work a benefit

High court case one of many tried

Ostrye: Local support a plus

“I really like people, and I find their everyday problems, and the solutions to their problems, interesting,” said Judge Karen Ostrye, in describing her decision to pursue a vacancy in the Seventh Judicial District.

Candidates spar over three issues

County race heats up in homestretch

Letter to the editor: Runyon, Elliott, Brown

To the editor: Keep Rod Runyon! I have worked with him many years for baseball and when he says he’ll do something, he does.

Letter to the editor: Runyon not a leader

To the editor: I have served on the Wasco County Budget Committee for the last six years and would like to share my observations about Commissioner Rod Runyon. His primary concern after he got elected was to find new office space for him, initial estimates for remodeling were over $200,000. I reminded him in two different commission meetings that commissioner’s office remodel was not on any capital improvement list, not a priority, no money in the budget and frivolous.

Letter to the editor: Ostrye supports youth

To the editor: We encourage you to vote for Judge Karen Ostrye this November. She was appointed by the governor in June of this year and will run to retain her position in the upcoming general election.

Letter to the editor: Need transparency

To the editor: Let’s talk about a perceived conflict versus a real conflict. There is a misguided perception that it would be a conflict of interest for Bridget Bailey to serve as a county commissioner because her husband is district attorney. It is very simple. Bridget will be a county employee and her husband is a state employee.

Letter to the editor: Parties oppose M90

To the editor: As party leaders we tend to disagree a lot, that’s the nature of politics these days. But this election cycle, there’s one idea that’s so bad we have no difficulty agreeing. Both Parties oppose Measure 90.

Letter to the editor: Runyon honors vets

To the editor: I am a Vietnam veteran and have always had great respect for Wasco County Commissioner Rod Runyon’s support of those who have served.

Letter to the editor: Bailey endorsement

To the editor: Wasco County faces complex challenges. Likewise, there are opportunities as we grow and diversify our industrial base.

Letter to the editor: Vicious political game

To the editor: Response to Laura (letter published Oct. 21) Hey kiddo that’s politics for you. Mr. Clark’s remarks are normal, that happens in the election crisis. To me politics is a vicious game centered on blasphemy, lewdness, indignity, mud-slinging and anything else one wants to call it just to get votes and I don’t buy it in the least.