Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Politics

News from the Oregon Legislature

The Capitol is open, and session has begun! Bills are already flowing to committees.

Senator Anderson reflects on freshman year

State Senator Dick Anderson, (R)-District 5, sat down for an interview with Lincoln City Homepage to share his thoughts on the upcoming 82nd congress which started Jan. 1.

Town hall: Senator Merkley fields questions in Lincoln City

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley took questions on a wide-range of topics from the media and public Saturday at a town hall event held inside Taft High School.

Oregon Senators to make town hall appearances

Democrat Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have organized town halls in January at Taft High and Oregon Coast Community College's Newport campus.

Lincoln County Election Results

Approximately 99 percent of the votes for Lincoln County have been processed, with 66.33 percent voter turnout. Here are the 2022 Lincoln County General Election results:
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Inaugural Homepage Candidate Forum ‘passes unanimously’

The inaugural Lincoln City Homepage Candidate Forum was deemed a timely success by candidates and the audience Wednesday night.

Opportunities on the Coast

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Over the course of four years, I worked with Dr. Bruce Mate at the Marine Mammal Institute to authorize a Coastal Playground gray whale license plate.

City races set for November

All eligible candidates for this year's election have filled out their required forms and gathered needed signatures to appear on the November 2022 ballot for Lincoln City’s upcoming mayoral and city council races.

Mayoral outburst over councilor’s cost questions

At Monday’s Lincoln City City Council meeting, Mayor Susan Wahlke shouted down and cut off Councilor Riley Hoagland as he questioned city staff about spending tax dollars on a proposed project.

Local hoteliers cry foul at city council action

Lincoln City City Council held a “special meeting” early Friday where they voted 4-2 to put increasing Transient Room Tax (TRT) on the November ballot. 
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