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Healthcare taxes approved by wide margin

Oregon voters roundly approved temporary taxes to fund health care for low-income individual and families in a statewide ballot initiative election Tuesday night.

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Sen. Wyden pitches new bridge bill

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has introduced a bill that would create a grant program for repairing and replacing outdated bridges.

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Sen. Merkley holds town hall Sunday in Cascade Locks

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Hood River, Wasco and Multnomah counties on Sunday, Jan. 14.

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Hood River Port hires bridge replacement project director

The Port of Hood River has hired a new specialist as it takes steps toward replacing the interstate bridge.

McCabe announces legislative tour in Wash. side of Gorge for Jan. 3-4

Washington state Representative Gina McCabe (R-Goldendale) will hold round-table discussions Jan. 3-4 throughout the 14th Legislative District in advance of the 2018 legislative session. McCabe said the meetings are important tools for residents to directly engage with their government and fellow community members.

Vote on insurance tax coming

Measure 101 question approaching public on 2017 ballot

SALEM — A tax on insurance companies and some hospitals to provide health care for low-income Oregonians goes before voters next month, even after it was approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor during the 2017 legislative session.

Mt. Hood land exchange heads to Trump’s desk

A long-delayed land swap on Mount Hood that sets out areas for commercial development and protected forest land has cleared Congress.

County Clerk notes dates for Jan. 23 special election

A special election will be held throughout Oregon on Jan. 23 on Measure 101, which “approves temporary assessments to fund health care for low-income individuals and families, and to stabilize health insurance premiums,” according to the referendum text. It also will provide “temporary assessments on insurance companies, some hospitals, and other providers of insurance or health care coverage.

Sales Tax: County gets mixed results from survey

A public survey about a proposed countywide sales tax got a lukewarm reception.

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A new House Rep

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Thomas Balmer, administers the oath of office Wednesday to House Rep. Jeffrey Helfrich of Hood River.

Hood River man appointed to House Dist. 52 seat

A Hood River man has been appointed Oregon House District 52 representative.

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House District 52: Counties will select from three candidates

Three finalists have been named in the search to fill a vacant District 52 seat in the Oregon House.

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11th hour, 11th day: Saturday Observances honor veterans

Three events on Saturday honor veterans who have served the United States.

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Mark Johnson resigns House, takes job with business group

State Representative Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) announced Friday he would retire from the Legislature effective Nov. 6.

Hood River City Council holds goal setting Nov. 11

City council and staff will meet for their annual goal-setting session, on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Hood River Library, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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