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Legislative candidates speak at Forum

Nystrom, Johnson, Thomsen, Bruce Colt, Blackburn share their views

State Legislature candidates gave their view of Oregon’s problems, and possible solutions, in a forum Thursday in Hood River.

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Mayoral debate focuses on growth

Colt and Blackburn tackle topic of development at Dog River debate

For most elections, “It’s the economy, stupid,” that is often the key issue.

West Side Fire Local Option Levy: Here’s the need

On the Nov. 4 ballot, West Side Fire District voters will be asked to determine a request by the district board for its first Local Option levy over and above the standing property tax levy.

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Mayor candidates debate tonight

Join Greg Colt, Paul Blackburn for Wednesday debate

Mayoral candidates Greg Colt and Paul Blackburn face off tonight, Oct. 22, in a debate at Dog River Coffee, a follow-up to an exchange between the two men (see sidebar below) at last Thursday’s Hood River Rotary joint appearance.

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Candidates issue mutual doubts about the other’s suitability as mayor

Assertions include conflict of interest, by Blackburn, and inexperience, by Colt

Sparks flew and no one got burned, but the heat was felt Thursday when Paul Blackburn and Greg Colt appeared before Hood River Rotary.

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Meet your Hood River City Council candidates

Full responses from Oct. 18, pages A7-8

Christofferson, Walden debate in Sunriver

Lone joint appearance before Nov. 4 election

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, took on his democratic challenger, Bend businesswoman Aelea Christofferson, in a debate Sunday evening in Sunriver.

General Election ballots to be mailed on Friday

HR candidates start ‘Office Hours’ café appearances Thursday; forum added Oct. 23

General Election ballots go out Friday to 11,270 voters in Hood River County. Expect it in the mail Saturday or Monday.

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Getting to know your Hood River mayor candidates

Mayor candidates Greg Colt and Paul Blackburn were mailed nine questions from the Hood River News. Their answers are below.

Tuesday is final day to register to vote

The final day to register as a new voter in Hood River County is Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Judge Karen Ostrye widely wins bar members’ poll

Judge Karen Ostrye received overwhelming support in a poll of local attorneys asked to choose between incumbent Ostrye and opponent Timothy B. Ferrell.

HR city election events scheduled

Mayoral debate on Oct. 22, ‘Office Hours’ events start Oct. 16

Voters in the City of Hood River will be able to hear directly from mayor and council candidates in two public events.

CL seeking approval of EMS support fee

After it failed due to a subpar voter turnout in May, a measure that would charge Cascade Locks electric customers a fee to support the city’s fire and EMS department is heading back to the ballot this November.

Democrats host candidates Sunday

Democratic Legislative candidates Robert Bruce and Stephanie Nystrom will be in Hood River Sunday for a 6 p.m. gathering hosted by the Hood River Democratic Committee. The location is 4420 Riordan Hill Drive (corner of Country Club and Riordan– first house on the right).

ELECTION 2014: Realtor Greg Colt announces Hood River Mayoral run

Greg Colt will run for mayor in November.

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