The primaries: A look at Suzanne Weber, candidate for Oregon House District 32

Suzanne Weber. Photo courtesy of the Suzanne Weber campaign TILLAMOOK – Tillamook Mayor Suzanne Weber likes to share that she grew up in Orr, Minnesota, a little town of 250-or-so people about four hours north of Minneapolis. After finishing college and teaching elementary education there for three years, and following[Read More…]

National news dispatch: More than 50,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in U.S., Real ID rollout to be delayed

United States Capitol. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health . . . You have reached content available exclusively to Gales Creek Journal digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. We rely on subscribers to keep the lights on in our independent newsroom. Join[Read More…]

The primaries: A look at Debbie Boothe-Schmidt, candidate for Oregon House District 32

Debbie Boothe-Schmidt. Photo courtesy of the Boothe-Schmidt campaign. ASTORIA – As the old saying goes, in politics as in life sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Such is the hopeful perspective of Warrenton resident and Democrat Debbie Boothe-Schmidt, a Clatsop County trial assistant and co-owner[Read More…]

4 hours before filing deadline, State Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell drops out of race

Rep. Mitchell speaks to western Washington County residents at a Dec 12 2018 CPO meeting in Gales Creek. Photo: Chas Hundley ASTORIA – Citing a pending move to Washington, Oregon House District 32 state representative Tiffiny Mitchell announced that she would not seek reelection on Tuesday afternoon.  The announcement came[Read More…]

Letter to the Editor: Let voters decide on cap and trade

A log truck parks in front of Oregon’s capitol in June 2019 at a Timber Unity protest. Photo: Kevin Magwood Adam Lardy, Buxton resident, Vice President and founding board member of Timber Unity I never thought my voice mattered in politics and so I wasn’t involved much. It seemed the politicians[Read More…]

State Rep. Mitchell, Sen. Wyden Town Halls in Washington County on Jan. 5

Rep. Mitchell speaks to western Washington County residents at a Dec 12 2018 CPO meeting in Gales Creek. Photo: Chas HundleyThe Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley BANKS – District 32 representative Tiffiny Mitchell (D-Astoria) wants to hear from her district’s voters, so she’s holding a series of listening sessions[Read More…]

Timber Unity-backed effort to recall Tiffiny Mitchell fails

Various political mailers from groups supporting and groups opposing the recall. Photo: Chas Hundley ASTORIA – An effort by a political action committee (PAC) to recall Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell (D-Astoria) failed to obtain the necessary signatures required — 4,883 — to move forward with the effort and force a recall[Read More…]


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