Editor’s Note: This is the second of two stories with U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., about the transition of leadership and his role with a GOP-led White House and Congress: As the only Republican in the Oregon congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden has taken on a new role with a change in national leadership. “I’m in communication with the [Donald] Trump team about people seeking appoints to the administration,” he said. “I am giving advice to counsel and the vice president. That is an added responsibility that I am more than happy to take.”
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has been chosen to chair the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, where some of the biggest legislative battles associated with a major shift in leadership will start.
Two Mosier men are heading to the frozen plains this month to support the protesters at Standing Rock.
The Dalles resident Solea Kabakov decided against joining the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline, citing the dangers of the increasing unrest there. “The situation there has escalated to really being what I would describe as a true conflict,” she said.
For Thanksgiving this year, The Dalles resident Solea Kabakov will be offering herself as a shield to protect Native American elders offering prayers in protest of an oil pipeline in North Dakota.
Additional results from around the county: City of Mosier imposes city tax on marijuana retailer’s sale of marijuana items, Yes 80%, No 19% Northern Wasco County PUD Sub #1, Roger Howe defeated Scott Mengis, 55% to 43%; Wasco County Sheriff: Lane Magill, unopposed;
County weighs in on state, federal issues
With the final Wasco County election results coming in just after 4 a.m., and a nearly 76 percent voter turnout, local results were a mirror opposite of statewide voting for president. Wasco County voters favored Republican winner Donald J. Trump over Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton by 49 percent (5,721 votes) to 39 percent (4,634 votes). Statewide, those results flipped.
Election Day 2016 in The Dalles turned out to be a good time to be an incumbent in the various races for city offices.
Wasco County election results as of 8:30 p.m.
Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee reported Monday evening that 60.97 percent of ballots had been returned. That is slightly higher than 60.81 percent in 2012, which was also a presidential election year.
To the editor: Unlike Lawrence’s “Red Flag” hidden agenda, Susan Harris will be transparent.
To the editor: This is probably the most important election in the history of the United States. We have endured the last seven years of a corrupt administration; one that followed Bill Clinton’s more guarded yet corrupt administration. Don’t forget Bill’s administration delivered us the housing bubble that caused the recession.
To the editor: Vote Harris for Mayor – No more Red Flags or Smoke and Mirrors!
To the editor: President Reagan wrote: “A nuclear war cannot be won, and must never be fought.” I am appalled, and frankly terrified, at the casual, ignorant way Mr. Trump talks about nuclear weapons.
To the editor: The City of The Dalles has changed for the better. Mayor Lawrence and our current city council put in the time it takes to make knowledgeable, educated decisions in the best interest of our community.