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Rep. Lynn Findley (R-Vale) was appointed Jan. 8 to the District 30 Senate seat, formerly held by Senator Cliff Bentz, who resigned earlier this year to run for Congress.

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Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden’s October decision not to run for re-election is having a ripple effect in Eastern Oregon. State Senator Cliff Bentz, whose 30th District includes the eastern portion of Wasco County, is resigning on Jan. 2 to run for Walden’s seat in the U.S. House. A story in the Baker City Herald on Friday reports that Republican precinct committee officials plan to meet Jan. 4 at the Grant County Airport in John Day to nominate at least three candidates to replace Bentz in the Oregon Senate.

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Oregon’s Second District Representative, Greg Walden (R-Hood River), will hold town halls in Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, Harney, and Wasco counties beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2019.

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Senior U.S. Senator of Oregon, Ron Wyden, held a town hall July 1 in Sherman County at the Grass Valley Pavilion to talk with citizens about their concerns. Topics included rural broadband, agriculture, veterans, green energy, health care, Iran, North Korea and hemp production.

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About 60 people attended a “Lights for Liberty” protest Friday evening in front of The Dalles post Office in opposition to conditions faced by immigrants in detention facilities.

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U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), Patty Murray (D-Washington), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) have announced that, with unanimous support, the U.S. Senate has passed the Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act.

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Senior U.S. Senator of Oregon, Ron Wyden, held a town hall July 1 in Sherman County at the Grass Valley Pavilion to talk with citizens about their concerns. Topics included rural broadband, agriculture, veterans, green energy, health care, Iran, North Korea and hemp production.

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US Senator Jeff Merkley opened his town hall in The Dalles  June 15, with three big issues facing the nation that he said keep him up at night: Corruption, underinvestment and carbon pollution.

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Press Associations across the country and the News Media Alliance are seeking legislation to protect local news services. This video was presented in support of the House bill, H.R. 2054.

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Editor’s note: The three candidates for Zone 1 on the D21 school board, Mary Morehouse, Rebecca Thistlethwaite and Erica Flores, bring a variety of motivations to their decision to run. Following is a summary of their statements, made either to the Chronicle or at a recent candidates forum hosted by the Wasco County Republican Central Committee. Each was asked why they ran, what skill set they bring, and what their vision

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Editor’s note: The Chronicle is profiling the 13 candidates for the six open positions on the D21 school board. This installment features unopposed candidate Dawn Rasmussen in Zone 2.

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The Chronicle is profiling the 13 candidates for the six open positions on the D21 school board. This installment features unopposed candidate Dawn Rasmussen in Zone 2.

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The Chronicle is profiling the 13 candidates for the six open positions on the D21 school board. This installment features Maggie Rocha and David Jones, who are seeking the Zone 3 position.

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Climate change and US energy policy concerns were raised by a number of citizens addressing Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) at a town hall March 15, in The Dalles.

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After voting in support of making the Mueller investigation report public on Thursday, Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) returned to Oregon for a town hall meeting in The Dalles March 15, where his vote was met with applause.

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With six of seven seats on the D21 school board up for election in May, a crowded candidate field is anticipated, with at least three contested races so far.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) will hold town halls in the Gorge March 15. The day will begin with a town hall 8:30 a.m. at the Hood River Armory, 1590 12th St., Hood River, followed by one in The Dalles at 11:15 a.m. at the Civic Auditorium, 323 E. 4th St.

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A judge ruled the regional jail’s contract to house immigration detainees does not violate state law, but its practice of notifying federal officials of the release dates of foreign-born prisoners does.

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Bilateral trade negotiations have begun with Japan, the top importer of the soft white wheat grown in the mid-Columbia, wheat growers in Wasco and Sherman counties heard Feb. 4.

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In November, educators and school children got a champion. The homeless got an advocate and environmentalists got a steward. But perhaps the people most happy with Gov. Kate Brown’s re-election reside in Oregon’s union shops.

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden fielded wide-ranging questions from students and community members at Dufur School Tuesday, and in response to one, said attorney general nominee William Barr considers presidents “royalty” and above the law. “In his actual own words, he pretty much thinks the president is royalty,” Wyden said of Barr at the town hall meeting.

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