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Langley throws hat in ring for county seat

Long-time The Dalles resident and one of this year’s Wasco county commissioner candidates, Chuck Langley says he’s running for office with one major goal in mind: Reinvigorating the discussion on urban renewal and raising awareness about why, according to him, it’s anything but good for the community in the long run.

Storkson runs on complaint of undue utility influence

Britt Storkson is making a second run for the District 59 seat in the Oregon House of Representatives based on the belief that holding a public office is the only way to reform the way that Wasco County Electric Co-operative does business.

Ferguson: Collaboration will be benefit to county

Wasco County Commissioner Position 1 candidate Nora Ferguson said she’s a team player and collaborator who focuses on relationship-building and getting things done. She faces first-term incumbent Scott Hege in the May 20 primary election. The winner will be the sole candidate in the November general election.

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Bailey

To the editor: I think Bridget Bailey would be a benefit to Wasco County as a county commissioner. I have known her all her life. I know her to be a tremendous worker with lots of energy. She is different because she is willing to “think outside the box.” She gets great pleasure when she identifies a problem and gets to research a solution.

Rafferty touts conservative values

Governor candidate opposes foreign investment

Incumbents will face primary challengers

Five names will appear on the May primary ballot seeking two positions on the Wasco County Board of Commissioners.

GOP supports gay marriage

Huffman opposes, but will uphold

Minimum wage report puts Democrats on defensive

WASHINGTON — A report by Congress’ nonpartisan budget analysts seems to have thrown Democrats onto the defensive after it concluded that the party’s drive to boost the federal minimum wage could cost a half-million jobs by 2016.

Foes of Obama trade pacts mostly fellow Democrats

WASHINGTON — Debates on lowering trade barriers can turn Congress upside down for Democratic presidents promoting such legislation. Business-minded Republicans suddenly turn into allies and Democrats aligned with organized labor can become outspoken foes.

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Merkley focuses on job creation

Senator hopes policy changes will prompt return of manufacturers

Huffman gears up for session

Legislature will consider large funding requests, privacy issues

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Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

WASHINGTON — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals and businesses.

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Dems, GOP seek to define issue for 2014 elections

WASHINGTON — In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congress to help him unseat three-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman.

Privatization effort gets rolling in Ore.

Initiative will face mixed opposition

Wyden in line for leadership

Senator eyed to head most powerful committee

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