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Rep. Johnson hosts town hall meeting on education

This Saturday: Dr. Frank Toda and Janet Hamada will be guest speakers

SALEM—Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) will be hosting an in-district town hall on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. to provide a legislative update, focusing specifically on K-12 and higher education issues.

Johnson crafts official microbe proposal for Brewer’s yeast

Small but potent is the “bug” that could become the Oregon State Microbe, the first designation of its kind in the U.S.

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Johnson, Thomsen sound PERS alarm

CASCADE LOCKS —Chuck Thomsen and Mark Johnson of Hood River held their first joint town hall meeting Thursday at the Port Pavilion Building, a gathering attended by 25 people.

Special Districts ballot finalized

The names are in. Filings concluded Thursday for the May 21 Special Districts election in Hood River County. Ballots will be mailed in a little over a month.

Special District election filings trickle in

March 21 is the deadline to run for office

March 21 is the filing deadline for the May 21, 2013, special district election.

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HR lawmakers support in-state ‘tuition equity’

Two Hood River-based Republican representatives recently joined forces in an effort to pass a tuition equity bill for undocumented students in Oregon.

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Eighth-graders quiz Rep. Greg Walden

Topics include coal, forest funds, gun violence and bullying

Students got to know the issues, and got to know the legislator, in Friday’s classroom Q-and-A with Rep. Greg Walden.

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Three city council members call it quits in Cascade Locks

The “new” council has abruptly changed in Cascade Locks. Randy Holmstrom, Mark Storm and Brad Lorang have left the council, submitting their letters of resignation to city hall, one week after their first public meeting with a newly elected mayor and two new council members.

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Walden: Don't cut defense

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., fielded questions ranging from reductions in military funding to “heavy handed” labor regulations and gun control at Monday’s town hall meeting in The Dalles.

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Picard declared winner in council race

Incumbent stays by three votes following recount

Laurent Picard will be back on city council in January.

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City Council vote goes to recount

The election is not quite over yet.

Picard ups lead by one vote

Hood River county election results are not yet certified as the county elections department works to balance its ballot count, but the results appear to be largely set.

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Greg Walden to head NRCC, says forests need ‘expedited process’

Hood River Republican promoted in party leadership

The Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously selected U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., on Nov. 14 to one of the top Republican leadership positions in the Congress. He will chair the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

General Election: Full vote results from Hood River County

Total turnout, Hood River County: 84.34 percent — 9,837 out of 11,663 eligible

Rep. Mark Johnson returns to House

Peter Nordbye shares campaign finance lessons

Oregon State House of Representatives incumbent Mark Johnson, (R-District 52) of Hood River, will be headed back to Salem for another term, thanks to a successful, yet close run against Democratic opponent Peter Nordbye.