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Walden draws fire at TD, HR forums

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., came under fire Wednesday from angry constituents who wanted to chastise him about supporting President Donald Trump’s policies, or question his support for Republican plans to overhaul federal programs, including health care and immigration.

April 13, 2017 1:20 p.m. read more..


Farmer’s protest aired in House

When Sherman County farmer Darren Padget recently visited U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s office in Washington, D.C., to complain about a more than 400 percent increase in his family’s health insurance premium, he didn’t expect to have that information shared in a House floor speech.

April 6, 2017 1:11 p.m. read more..


Walden to hold two town halls April 12

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden will hold town hall meetings during the congressional spring break next week in Hood River and The Dalles, two of six public forums during April in his Second Congressional District.

April 5, 2017 1:11 p.m. read more..


Green serves as page in House

Chase Green, a student at Klickitat High School, recently served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima. As a page, Chase observed the Legislature in action and was responsible for delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber during floor sessions.

March 29, 2017 4:18 p.m. read more..


Local races set for May ballot

Nine contested races will appear on the May 16 ballot, with four positions on the Columbia Gorge Community College board all having multiple candidates. Another 35 races have a single candidate running, including four positions on the North Wasco County School District board, and 18 open positions had no candidates file. Ballots will be mailed April 26.

March 29, 2017 4:16 p.m. read more..


CGCC considers ‘sanctuary’ status

The politics swirling around national immigration issues have reached The Dalles. On Tuesday, March 14, the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will discuss a resolution creating “sanctuary campus” status for CGCC in The Dalles.

March 10, 2017 12:39 p.m. read more..


Merkley hears from town hall crowd

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) took the concept of town hall meetings literally into overdrive Saturday as he barnstormed across four counties — Wasco, Hood River, Sherman and Gilliam — to meet with constituents. Merkley’s day included public forums in The Dalles, Hood River, Rufus and Arlington as he continued his tradition of holding at least one town hall in every county of the state each year.

March 7, 2017 12:44 p.m. read more..


DNC chair has TD ties

The new leader of the national Democratic Party has ties to The Dalles: Bill Lennox, a former Wasco County commissioner, is a step-cousin of Tom Perez, elected to the party’s top post last Saturday.

March 1, 2017 6:04 p.m. read more..
 

OR leaders react to travel ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Oregon's congressional delegation split along party lines Monday in reacting to President Trump's executive action on immigration and refugees. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, who resides in Hood River and is the lone Republican on the delegation, was cautiously supportive of Trump’s decision, but wanted more information.

January 31, 2017 2:06 p.m. read more..


GOP leader in advisory role

<em> 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.</em> “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.”

January 3, 2017 11:44 a.m. read more..


Walden wins powerful seat

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.

December 29, 2016 2:08 p.m. read more..
 

Protest trip cancelled

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.

November 23, 2016 4:25 p.m. read more..

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