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…]

State Dispatch: Two legislators leaving Salem, the I-5 bridge project is back, free fishing weekend

Left to right: Roger Millar, WSDOT Director, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, ODOT Director Kris Strickler. Photo: Kate Brown Governor’s Office State Rep. Caddy McKeown will not run again In Oregon political news, Rep. Caddy McKeown (D-Coos Bay) announced on November 19 that she will not seek[Read More…]

State news dispatch: Who’s running for office, ODOT traffic safety, and Metro dollars for trails

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Election results: Metro bond passes With no terms up for fire and school board positions, no county-wide measures or levies, and nothing on the city docket within Banks, this newspaper had no elections to cover on Tuesday, November 5.  However, in[Read More…]

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson dies

Workers at Washington County Elections offices show Secretary Richardson how ballots are processed in May 2017, with Manning resident Shirley Javorsky in the purple jacket. Photo from Oregon SOS. creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ SALEM – Oregon’s Secretary of State Dennis Richardson passed away Tuesday at around 9 p.m. at his home in Central[Read More…]

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