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Weber, Witt receive nomination from Independent Party of Oregon in legislative races

Suzanne Weber. Photo courtesy of Weber campaign The Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) announced it awarded the group’s nomination for Oregon House District 32 to Tillamook Mayor Suzanne Weber. A press release from Weber’s campaign said the nomination comes “in another nod to (Weber’s) record of nonpartisan accomplishment.” Weber, who[Read More…]

State Dispatch: Coronavirus updates, ODF seeks public input, election update

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  Coronavirus in Oregon: By the numbers As of Wednesday, April 8, the most recently available numbers, the Oregon[Read More…]

State dispatch: DMV (mostly) closes, studded tire season extended, Republican legislators promise bipartisanship

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  Coronavirus in Oregon: By the numbers With more and more testing coming to Oregon, more and more positive[Read More…]

State Parks system to close Monday, ODF, ODF&W sites to close overnight camping

The Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  SALEM – Spring break is in full swing, and Oregonians are ignoring Governor Kate Brown’s pleas to practice social distancing[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. Four candidates have filed to replace outgoing House District 32 state representative Tiffiny Mitchell, two Republican party members and two Democratic Party members. This is the first of four articles examining each candidate in advance of the Oregon primary election. ASTORIA –[Read More…]

Four 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…]

Utility companies could charge Oregon ratepayers for electric vehicle infrastructure improvements under proposed HB 4066

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley SALEM – House Bill 4066, a prospective law that passed on a 7-2 vote that would allow the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) to provide electric companies with the ability to recover costs for electric vehicle investments from ratepayers, passed the[Read More…]

Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency will meet Feb. 7 in Salem

The Salmonberry Trail in Tillamook. Photo: Chas Hundley SALEM – The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) will hold a board meeting on Friday, February 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Tillamook Conference Room at Oregon Department of Forestry Headquarters, located in Salem at 2600 State Street. At the meeting,[Read More…]

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