• Climate Policy Bill Heads To Ways & Means Over GOP Objections
    Democrats in the Oregon Legislature made last-minute changes to their controversial climate change policy Thursday before voting it out of committee along party lines amid strenuous objections from Republicans in the Senate.  Senate Bill 1530 now moves to the Joint Ways and Means committee.  Thursday’s hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources was […]
  • Arlington Landfill Gets Violation Notice For Accepting Fracking Waste
    A chemical waste landfill near Arlington accepted radioactive fracking waste from North Dakota in violation of Oregon regulations. Oregon Energy Department authorities say the company won’t be fined because state officials believe landfill operators misunderstood state guidelines and were unaware of the violations.  The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Oregon Department of Energy officials issued a violation notice to […]
  • Little Change In School Vote Counts
    No change in outcomes for educational enrichment levies on the ballot in the Mid-Columbia after updated vote counts were released on Thursday, even though the margin in the close numbers in Glenwood was down to a single vote.  Glenwood’s two-year levy is now failing 92-91 after it was trailing by three in Wednesday’s results.  The […]
  • February 13 Prep Basketball Roundup
    Girls Basketball The Dalles 52, Crook County 32:  The Riverhawks blew open a close game in the third quarter to stay right behind Ridgeview at the top of the Intermountain Conference standings.  Jenna Miller paced The Dalles with 18 points, while Raine Codding added 12  and Lauryn Belanger 10.  The Riverhawks visit Ridgeview on Tuesday […]
  • Acting Wasco DA Installed; Nisley Contends AG Can’t Remove Him From Office
    An assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice has been installed as acting District Attorney in Wasco County while D.A. Eric Nisley serves a 60-day suspension and questions swirl around whether he can return to the position after the suspension ends.  Nisley’s suspension for lying to state investigators began on Monday, as a […]
  • Wyden Town Hall Saturday
    Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will hold a town hall meeting this weekend in The Dalles.  It’s scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.  Wyden has pledged to hold at least one town hall each year in each of the state’s 36 counties.  His office says Wyden has held 966 town […]