Politics

 

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..


TD pipeline protester sets out to N. Dakota

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.

November 22, 2016 11:16 a.m. read more..


Mosier passes pot tax; Howe takes PUD

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;

November 9, 2016 2:43 p.m. read more..


Donald trumps Hillary in Wasco County

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.

November 9, 2016 2:40 p.m. read more..
  

Over half of ballots returned

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.

November 8, 2016 11:26 a.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Don’t vote corruption

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.

November 5, 2016 12:54 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Appalled by Trump

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.

November 5, 2016 12:52 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Who has the time?

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.

November 5, 2016 12:51 p.m. read more..
 

Will new voters sway the election?

It's one of the more compelling questions in what has become a compelling election season: Will Oregon's mass of new voters, some 250,000 strong, affect any of the races?

November 5, 2016 12:49 p.m. read more..

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