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Letter to the editor: Overdue change

To the editor: Considering the continuing large increases in the city budget year after year that is way out of control and most of the tax payers and rate payers cannot afford especially with this economy.

Letter to the editor: No more Baileys

To the editor: No more Baileys in county government! One is enough — the district attorney.

Letter to the editor: Vote for change

To the editor: Had enough? Consider the past six years of the Obama administration. The first two years the Democrats controlled the Congress. That was two years of do-nothing politics.

Letter to the editor: Proud of Elliott

To the editor: Here is why I am voting for Taner Elliott for city council. With Taner Elliott you will have someone who is one of us and understands the challenges we all face on a daily basis.

Letter to the editor: Vet for Runyon

To the editor: I am a veteran so I know the amount of support we get from Rod Runyon, it is high. He does a very good job of supporting all of Wasco County. Also he makes the rounds and knows what is going on in the county and what is needed.

Letter to the editor: Tighten belts

To the editor: Work is scarce. College graduates are jobless. Higher education is almost unreachable for struggling families. Life is no longer simple. Our costs keep increasing. Taxes soar.

Letter to the editor: Republican time

To the editor: Let’s try something different when we vote. We have not had a Republican governor in 30 years and Greg Walden is our only representative in the U.S. government.

Letter to the editor: Proven record

To the editor: Should Rod Runyon get re-elected? Commissioner Runyon was the leading no vote on Commissioner Steve Kramer’s motion for county landowners to vote to assess their homes, ranches and farms $2.03 per thousand dollars of value to fund the Wasco County Road Department. City landowners who use or don’t use county roads were opted out of the vote by City officials. If you rent or lease anything in the county, your rent would have naturally increased as increases are nearly always passed on.

Letter to the editor: Time for Bailey

To the editor: Support Bailey! I believe there needs to be a change at the Wasco County Commission and this change is best represented by Bridget Bailey.

Letter to the editor: Ostrye for judge

To the editor: I have known Judge Karen Ostrye for more than 20 years.

Oregon residents divided on GMO ballot issue

Majority of state panel has concerns with M92

City mulls tax on pot sales

Backers of M91 have threatened legal action

Hemp use in America dates to early colonial times

King required settlers in Va. to grow crop

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M91 sparks spirited debate

Measure 91 would regulate and tax manufacture and distribution of marijuana in Oregon, for use by people age 21 and over. People over 21 could legally have four homegrown marijuana plants and eight ounces of usable marijuana at a given time, 16 ounces in solid form at a given time, and 72 ounces in liquid form for noncommercial purposes. They cannot have more than one ounce of usable marijuana in a public place. Possessing more than these amounts carries criminal penalties ranging from a felony to a violation, depending on the amount. Taxes raised will go to schools, drug treatment and police. It preserves current landlord-tenant rights and retains workplace drug-free laws. Two views on the measure: Pot should stay illegal" and "Prohibition should end."

Letter to the editor: Don’t fire chief

To the editor: I attended this week’s meeting of the Mosier Fire District in which the board fired the chief — and I am absolutely appalled!

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