Gales Creek’s Brooke Gramer, Melinda Fischer coast to victory in Forest Grove Rural Fire Protection District race, while incumbent Gary Post held an early lead of 51.6% of the vote to challenger Ryan Wiley’s 45.1%.
With one day to go, county has received ballots from 15.8% of voters
The May 16 special district wraps up Tuesday evening at 8 p.m., and according to the Washington County Elections division, 15.8% of eligible voters had returned a ballot as of Monday afternoon.
From the newsroom: How this newspaper is tackling election night
Readers of this newspaper can expect fact-based recounting of vote tallies as they are published. We do not “call” close races, avoiding incorrect and embarrassing moments such as those recently experienced by our larger peers in an attempt to be “first.” Instead, we’ll note if a race has a large[Read More…]
From the newsroom: Writing a letter to the editor
While our newspaper doesn’t have an “opinion desk,” we welcome letters to the editor from our readers. Here are some tips and ideas to writing a good letter, as well as our letter writing policies. Anyone can write a letter to our publication, but we do prefer local readers, and[Read More…]