Editor’s Note: On Friday, the Chronicle ran a story about the opposition of local farmers, agricultural organizations and the The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce to Measure 97. Today, we feature the other side of the story: Local teacher Phil Brady sees Measure 97 – which would hike taxes on the highest earning corporations in Oregon – as a way to bring fairness to the tax structure and improve the lives of Oregonians.
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has voted unanimously to oppose Measure 97 out of the belief the new tax threatens the viability of small businesses, the agriculture community and low to middle-income consumers.
Andretta Schellinger is seeking a position on The Dalles City Council held by Taner Elliott
When Andretta Schellinger first became active in the local community, she said she believed certain demographic groups were under-represented on The Dalles City Council.
Taner Elliott, who was born and raised in The Dalles, says he can’t think of a better place to raise his children.
A roundup of stories on the candidates for Mayor of The Dalles.
Inspired by attending the Democratic National Convention as a Bernie Sanders delegate, Solea Kabakov took Sanders’ advice to get involved in local politics and is running for mayor of The Dalles.
Building community partnerships is essential to job creation and that takes open dialogue and transparency in the decision making process, says Susan Barr Harris, a mayoral candidate.
In 2012 and 2014, Steve Lawrence ran unopposed for mayor of The Dalles. This year, he faces two opponents – Solea Kabakov and Susan Barr Harris. But Lawrence said he believes having a contested race is good for voters, because it allows for a wider discussion of various issues.
When Stephanie Rawlings, a server at Zim’s Brau Haus, hung a campaign banner for The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence on the east side of the outdoor parklet, she did not know that act was prohibited by the city’s sign code.
When Sherman County Commissioner Mike Smith narrowly lost the Republican primary last May to challenger Joe Dabulskis, plenty of people asked him to run a write-in campaign. He wasn’t interested at the time, but has decided to throw his hat in the ring after all.
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, admires a knitted children’s hat during a visit to the Loren Kaufman Veterans Clinic in The Dalles. The hat was made by Virginia Wang, right, who was knitting in the waiting room when Wyden stopped at the clinic on his way to Pendleton. “I’m known as the ‘hat lady at Safeway,” she told the senator. “I love making hats, that’s why God put me on this earth,” she added. She makes an average of two each day, and has made 1,016 hats so far this year. She gives them away, she explained, and Wyden selected a red one for his youngest daughter, who is three years old, but insisted she accept cash to purchase more yarn.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has been camped out at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia most of the week, and in an exclusive interview with The Dalles Chronicle on Thursday, he said he’s happy with the way the convention has gone and with the party’s prospects for November.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden was one of the first speakers at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland that began Monday, and has been present each night since. “I think it’s a political convention with a lot of players but I think it’s all coming together,” he said in a telephone interview with The Chronicle Thursday morning prior to an appearance on C-Span.
Five women from The Dalles on a month-long tour of Europe left a fireworks show in Nice, France, just 10 minutes before an attacker drove a truck into the crowd, killing over 80. After the Bastille Day fireworks show finished Thursday night, Paula Fairclo and her friends first headed to a café to get gelato, but decided against it because the crowds on the mile-long seaside promenade were too massive.