Congressional District 2 is a big splash of Republican red in the otherwise solid blue Democratic map of Oregon’s House districts.
The top two candidates for Secretary of State said Oct. 12 they did not want to use that office as a stepping stone to running for governor in 2022 and questioned each other’s independence from influence by their political parties.
Also running for the District 3 position is Miland Walling, who did not respond to the questionnaire. Information on Walling can be found at www.facebook.com/MilandforCommissioner.
The League of Women Voters of Hood River, Klickitat, and Skamania counties are holding events to register voters in time for the Nov. 3 election. Tuesday, Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a 50-State effort to register thousands of voters. The deadline for registering to vote is O…
On Saturday, multiple groups of vehicles sporting American flags and Trump banners passed through The Dalles in convoy during a Maga Drag the Interstate. They were greeted by supporters at the east entrance to downtown with “Save Our Children” signs, at left, a hashtag originally associated …
Oregon voters will decide in November whether to expand access to drug addiction treatment and reduce criminal penalties for simple drug possession, the Oregon Secretary of State officially confirmed Aug. 12.
The fate of a levy lid lift proposal in the Dallesport community hangs in the balance. Meanwhile, the race for Klickitat County Commissioner No. 3 looks like an uphill battle for incumbent Jim Sizemore. Last week’s Primary election in Klickitat County and across the state is seeing some inte…
Over 30 local offices in Wasco County are up for election this November — including the Wasco County Sheriff, Clerk and Treasurer, and mayoral seats in The Dalles, Dufur, Maupin, Mosier, Antelope and Shaniko.
Eastern Oregon State Reps. Dan Bonham and Mark Owens and State Sen. Lynn Findley held the seventh of their biweekly town halls on Thursday. District 59 Rep. Bonham said all of them had been working hard on various legislative topics.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a Racial Justice Council to advise her on the next state budget and to help reform a wide range of state programs and policies.
Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer spoke at a “We the People” rally, organized by the Klickitat County Republican Party, where he blamed the protests in Portland and Seattle and the law enforcement response on “left-winging, spineless politicians that buy into changing our country to a soci…
Candidates running for local and state offices spoke on various issues at an editorial board meeting of the Goldendale Sentinel this past Friday, fielding questions from both the community and the board.
In my first year of college at Columbia Gorge Community College in Hood River, I formed the Multicultural Club. Our first event was the screening of “Paper: Stories of Undocumented Youth.” The film is about the challenges of being an undocumented youth in this country. My adviser and I belie…
Drug decriminalization, a cigarette tax increase and limits on political campaign financing are on a historically short list of ballot measures that will go before voters in the Nov. 3 election.
After a busy but peaceful afternoon, surreal twilight prevailed in downtown June 1 as citizens stood watch in an unprecedented scene of nervous camaraderie following release of a social media threat to “riot and loot,” in downtown Hood River.
U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced that $5 million in federal funding will be distributed to 102 rural health clinics in Oregon to help boost their coronavirus testing capacity.
The recall effort against Sen. Chuck Thomsen has failed. Chief petitioner Lara Dunn of Hood River said Monday said COVID restrictions impeded efforts to gather enough signatures by the June 2 deadline. She said signature gatherers collected 2,600 signatures in just a few short weeks.
Hood River County voters showed strong support for the Public Safety levy put on the May 19 ballot, 4,460 yes to 3,369 no, a 57 to 43 percent margin.
Final unofficial election results (last updated on the Oregon Secretary of State’s website at 4:35 a.m. on May 20) for May 19 primary show 8,319 votes cast by 15,049 eligible voters in Hood River County, a 55.28 percent turnout.
Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer — already a national public figure for his defiance of enforcing Initiative-1639 — now says he will refuse to enforce aspects of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s social distancing order because they are unconstitutional.
A city charter update for The Dalles and a Hood River County Public Safety Tax levy are highlights of the May 19 Primary Election, for which ballots were mailed April 29.
Tuesday was the final day for candidates to file for the Hood River County Primary Election, and the candidate landscape went unchanged since Feb. 27.
With the filing deadline three days away, a new race has been created for the May 19 Primary Election for Hood River County.Ballots will go out in early May.Carrie Rasmussen has filed for the Hood River County District Attorney position. Rasmussen has been a Hood River County deputy district…
Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River) is subject to a possible recall, in the wake of the Oregon Republican House and Senate members’ decision to walk out of the Oregon Legislature’s 2020 short session last month and leave the state.The GOP members have taken issue with procedural disagrements c…
The City of Hood River is accepting applications for its Budget Committee, composed of the governing body (city council) and an equal number of electors (seven) appointed by the governing body. Appointments to the Budget Committee are for three-year terms, and the committee meets as often as…
The May 19 Primary Election for Hood River County will see a former state legislator try again for his former seat, while District Attorney John Sewell’s name won’t be on the ballot for the first time in nearly three decades.
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