To the editor: Very, very disappointing to see your endorsement of Jeff Merkley. You are endorsing a guy who, to my knowledge, has never held anything but a public or government job yet he continues to drone on and on about his "blue collar" upbringing and "common man" persona.
One in five Oregonians have voted
To the editor: If you think your congressman should be bought and paid for by out of state money — voter for Greg Walden. If you think your congressman should put his personal religious beliefs and political party agenda before his constituents and Oregon — vote for Greg Walden. If you think the hugely profitable fossil fuel industry needs billions in tax payer subsidies and tax breaks — vote for Greg Walden.
Amount of revenue awaits M91 fate
Wasco County Clerk Linda Brown reported Tuesday morning that 3,309 of the ballots sent to 13, 048 registered voters had been returned.
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):
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.
To the editor: GMO and Pot Initiatives on the ballot. Please vote for labeling GMO’s in our food. Why? Here are my reasons:
High court case one of many tried
“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.
County race heats up in homestretch
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.
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.
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.
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.