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.

Perkins wants Senate reform

Borrowing is ‘crippling’, candidate says Jo Rae Perkins wants to take Jeff Merkley’s seat in the U.S. Senate to help regain control of a federal government that is usurping states’ rights and bankrupting the nation.

Walden seeks public input on U.S. engagement with Syria

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden is asking his constituents their opinion on President Barack Obama’s request that Congress authorize military force against the Assad regime in Syria in response to allegations of the use of chemical weapons against civilians.

Senator speaks about ‘pillars and pathways’

Speaking on the eve of Labor Day weekend, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) focused on the pressures faced by the middle class at his annual town hall Aug. 30 at Columbia Gorge Community College.

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“What America means to me”

Ryder Bray Barrier, a first grade student at Dry Hollow Elementary School, was a top winner in the 2013 Real Steel Young Republicans Essay Competition.

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March to focus on continued fight for civil rights

March on Washington commemorates King march WASHINGTON — Alice Long planned months ago to use vacation time to travel from Huntsville, Ala., to the 50th anniversary events for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Suit brought over owl plan

Conservation groups are suing two federal agencies over a plan that allows logging in northern spotted owl and salmon habitat on private timberlands in Northern California.

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Throw out the spotted owl

Federal wildlife officials are back at the scrimmage line with a Hail Mary play they hope will provide added life support to the perennially struggling Northern spotted owl

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Protester returns as Nisley foe

West sees ‘culture of corruption’ A former Wasco County resident is using a new tactic to oust District Attorney Eric Nisley on grounds the elected official fosters a “culture of corruption.”

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A fowl protest at Wasco County Courthouse

Dressed in a feather-coated suit, Gary West protests outside the Wasco County Courthouse Thursday morning.

Ballots are due Tuesday, May 21

Ballots in the May 21 special district election are due at the Wasco County Courthouse by Tuesday, May 21, at 8 p.m. It is too late to safely assure mail delivery at this point, so ballots should be hand-delivered to the Wasco County Courthouse at 511 Washington St. A drop box on East Fifth Street outside the courthouse is available for convenience. Ballots may also be turned in at Maupin City Hall on Deschutes Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

IRS errors could highlight a pattern, says Republican chair

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says the Internal Revenue Service’s improper targeting of tea party and conservative groups seems to be part of a culture of cover-ups and political intimidation by the Obama administration. The remark by Republican Dave Camp of Michigan came as his panel began a hearing on the IRS’s tough screening of conservative groups.

Letter to the Editor: Support Nerdin

To the editor: I would like to encourage voters to cast a ballot for Eric Nerdin for the North Wasco County School District 21 School Board.

Letter to the Editor: Vote Nerdin

To the editor: I am writing this letter to encourage folks to elect Eric Nerdin to the Zone 5 position on the School Board.


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