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.
SALEM—Democrats in the Oregon House moved Thursday to force Republicans back to the Capitol Thursday, issuing subpoenas to 21 state representatives that would compel them to explain their disappearing act from Salem.
SALEM — The Capitol became a place without Republicans Tuesday, an extraordinary act of defiance of the control by Democrats.Their absence is grinding to a halt votes in the House and the Senate, plugging the political pipeline meant to cure immediate needs of Oregonians.
A festive air surrounded legislators, staff and Gorge residents concerned with Salem business at last week’s annual social event, “Gorge Us Night in Salem.”
The Hood River County Public Safety five-year Local Option Tax levy will highlight the May 19 Primary Election ballot in Hood River County. The county Board of Commissioners approved the levy request last week.
The Wasco County Board of Commissioners will consider Senate Bill 1530, or cap and trade, at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the county courthouse, 511 Washington St., suite 302.
The Oregon Legislature swung back into action in February. With Democrats holding the majority of the House of Representatives with 38 members, Daniel Bonham, Republican house caucus deputy leader and 59th district representative, is part of the minority with 22 members.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden held a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. With attendance around 75 people, questioners were chosen through a raffle system, and they asked questions or voiced concerns they had.
The OneGorge Advocacy Group’s seventh annual “Gorge-ous Night in Salem” will take place the evening of Feb. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Mission Mill Spinning Room at the Willamette Heritage Center complex in Salem.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden held a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. With attendance at around 75 people, participants were chosen through a raffle system and given a chance to ask questions or voice their concerns.
Two bills being considered by Oregon lawmakers this session are expected to be the one-two punch the state needs to considerably reduce the impact of wildfire on its landscape and citizens.
Newcomers to the Hood River County political field have filed for office in the May 19 Primary Election.Paul Henke of Hood River filed for County Board of Commissioners and is the first challenger to enter into a board race. Henke has filed for Hood River Position 2, currently held by Rich M…
SALEM — Lawmakers revealed on Wednesday changes to the plan to cut back on the state’s greenhouse gas emissions that would ease the impact on rural Oregon and adopt elements proposed by Timber Unity.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) spoke Wednesday at a House Energy and Commerce joint subcommittee hearing entitled “Out of Control: The Impact of Wildfires on Our Power Sector and Environment.” This hearing is the third hearing the Committee has held on air quality and the effects of wi…
Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) have urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the international coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
The Fifth Annual “Gorge-ous Night in Olympia” is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbia Room of the Washington state Capitol Building located at 416 Sid Snyder Avenue. The reception, hosted by Representatives Gina Mosbrucker (R-Goldendale) and Chris Corry (R-Ya…
On Monday, Jan. 27, House Republican Deputy Leader Daniel Bonham (R-The Dalles), Jefferson County District Attorney Steven F. LeRiche and voices for the victims of quality of life crimes will provide details on House Bill 4122, also known as Ezra’s Law, at a press conference 1 p.m. in the Je…
Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement Jan. 23 applauding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for providing a new definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
W. Maverick Geller, son of Marc and Jennifer Geller of Hood River and a student at Hood River Valley High School, has been nominated to the United States Merchant Marine Academy and the United States Air Force Academy.
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.
The activist group Hood River Indivisible organized Thursday’s protest at Second and Oak streets in response to intensification of violence between the U.S. and Iran, which peaked with last week’s killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq by the United States military. The 4:30-5:3…
The Department of Revenue is notifying taxpayers that any changes to their state withholding must be made on Form OR-W-4 beginning Jan. 1 as the new federal Form W-4 can’t be used for Oregon withholding purposes.
Getting involved in your community can be as simple as finding a local issue that you care about — be it land use, public safety, parks, schools, etc. — and attending a public meeting or two for an agency that deals with that topic. Most groups hold their regular meetings on weekday evenings…
Oregon restaurants and retail stores — including grocery stores — are no longer allowed to provide single-use checkout bags. Reusable paper, plastic and fabric bags can still be provided, but retailers are required to charge at least 5 cents per bag (restaurants may still provide paper bags …
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. H…
In preparation for the City of Hood River’s annual strategic planning work session, City Council seeks community input and ideas on priority projects to help achieve the City Council’s stated goals for the community. Community members are invited to contribute ideas via a print or online for…
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has released a video statement after he introduced the Lower Costs, More Cures Act of 2019, which consists of bipartisan provisions that would lower the cost of prescription drugs for Americans.
The Hood River County Public Safety Services Survey will stay live through Dec. 15, so county residents still have some time to submit input before county staff compile the responses for the county commissioners to consult while they craft a public safety levy for either the May or November …
Community-based groups in the Columbia River Gorge have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of ending the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In preparation for the City of Hood River’s annual strategic planning work session, City Council seeks community input and ideas on priority projects to help achieve the City Council’s stated goals for the community. Community members are invited to contribute ideas via a print questionnaire…
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