U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) hit Hood River on his town hall sweep Saturday evening.
At Mosier gathering, Washington city leaders support Gorge mayors
A week after an oil train derailment in Mosier, a pair of city leaders from Vancouver and Spokane joined local mayors to show their explicit stance against crude-by-rail traffic through the Northwest.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Portland, will hold town hall meetings in Mosier and Hood River on Saturday. He is expected to discuss his call for a ban on oil train traffic in the Gorge, but as part of the sessions will take questions on any topic the public wishes to ask.
Some of Oregon’s highest elected officials have called for a moratorium on oil traffic through the Columbia River Gorge in the wake of Friday’s derailment of a Union Pacific oil train in Mosier.
The Libertarian Party hopes to shake up the presumed Republican-Democrat contest for presidency, and Hood River’s Scott Scrimshaw has a stake in their fight.
Hood River City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to take up the process of choosing a new member of council.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is scheduled to appear tonight at the Hood River Marina.
Kateri Osborne-Lohr steps down from School District Board; and City Council must fill a vacancy
At the most recent board meeting, Superintendent Dan Goldman announced that Kateri Osborne-Lohr will be stepping down on the Hood River County School District Board of Directors.
Double duty awaits Rich McBride. McBride, a Port of Hood River commissioner for five years, was elected last week to the County Board of Commissioners, a position that takes effect Jan. 1, 2017. However, his term at the port expires June 30, 2017 — that means six overlapping months.
Hood River City Council will hold a special meeting in early June to address two topics: appointing a new council member to replace Laurent Picard, and wording of licensing rules (aka Title 5) on short term rentals.
Recusal matter also affects Councilor Becky Brun,
Passage by City Council of a moratorium on new applications for short term rentals was just one development on Monday in this long-simmering controversy in the City of Hood River.
Cascade Locks City Council reaffirmed Monday they won’t back down from the Nestlé deal, despite the passing of a water bottling ban, Measure 14-55, during the primary election last Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden wrapped up a district-wide tour Friday with a sparsely-attended town hall at the Port of Cascade Locks’ pavilion.
Measure 14-55, which blocks large-scale bottling companies like Nestlé from tapping into county water sources, sailed through the May 17 Primary Election with 69 percent of votes.
Talk about the chance to Mark your ballot.
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