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Candidate Forse withdraws: ‘Vote for Don Williams’

Candidate John Forse is withdrawing from Lincoln City's mayoral race and wants voters to give former mayor Don Williams the job.

Oregon House passes natural disaster legislation

Salem -- Oregon House Democrats David Gomberg and Pam Marsh, who saw first-hand the impact wildfires had last year, have introduced legislation to help victims rebuild and address future tax implications.

The good, the bad and the uncertain

Slowly but surely is the message from Salem. This week I'm detailing the good, the bad and the uncertain.

Spring break comes to the coast

It has been over a year since we started down this COVID world. It amazes me how long this year feels and how fast it has gone by - at the same time.

Five mayoral hopefuls campaign for fill-in job

Five residents will be on the ballot for Lincoln City Mayor, including a former mayor, current and former city councilors, a fiscal administrator and a surfer.

Women in history, kids in school and Gomberg on TV

At the edge of the ceiling in the House chamber, names are painted of people consequential to Oregon history. I suppose they were listed there to inspire us below. But sadly, of the hundred or so names, only three are women.

Oregonians deserve to keep stimulus money

The last thing we should be doing is adding to this uncertainty by allowing the state to tax the federal stimulus checks that many Oregonians received last year.

Sen. Anderson introduces bill to return taxed stimulus funds

Oregon State Senator Dick Anderson introduced a bill Wednesday designed to send stimulus money back to Oregonians after it has been taxed by the state.

Money, cooperation and a kicker

Certainly the most significant news coming out of Salem is the quarterly revenue "forecast."

Cool bills, cold weather and COVID

Late Sunday I received news that all legislative business Monday and Tuesday is cancelled. An ice storm swept through the mid-Willamette Valley Friday night, downing trees and causing widespread power outages. Salem has declared an emergency.

Rep. Gomberg announces wildfire recovery public hearings

Representative David Gomberg has announced a special opportunity for wildfire survivors to share their experiences with the House Special Committee on Wildfire Recovery tasked with identifying solutions and support for Oregonians affected by the Labor Day wildfires.

At long last – Happy New Year!

I'm sure most of us will be happy to see 2020 fade in the rear-view mirror. From pandemic to wildfire to repeated clashes between protesters and police, this year has pushed us to our limits. As the year comes to a close, we all need to take a mask-covered breath and give some thought to how we can do better moving forward.

“Glaring” distinctions divide Congressional candidates

In the last day of what many voters feel is the critical election of their lives, the hotly-contested race in Oregon’s U.S. 5th District is poised on the glaring differences between two Congressional candidates — gutsy challenger Amy Ryan Courser and her six-term opponent, Kurt Schrader.

November 3rd looms closer at last

Whatever your political affiliation and views, the election craze is going to be over in what's now a matter of hours.

Courser claims ag abandoned by Schrader

The suddenly-tight race in the fertile U.S. 5th District could hinge on Oregon family farms and rural communities slammed by pandemic and wildfire, claimed the challenger to a six-term incumbent who has severed his official ties to agriculture.

Courser braces Schrader over law and order stand

Mounting the biggest challenge ever to an entrenched incumbent, Congressional candidate Amy Ryan Courser this week drew a stark battle line between her and six-term representative Kurt Schrader over law enforcement in the U.S. Fifth District.

Enough with the COVID doom and gloom

I just this minute have had enough of the doom and gloom COVID narrative.

The best thing that has happened to Lincoln County

County Commissioner Claire Hall is the best thing that has happened to Lincoln County.

Former Ethics Commission Chair Backs Thatcher for SOS

Although I am a registered Libertarian, I am crossing party lines and will vote for Kim Thatcher enthusiastically.

Courser blasts Schrader’s ethical lapses

When America was just beginning to hear about Covid-19, members of Congress who had been secretly briefed on the real peril went on a selling spree to dump stocks most likely to be affected by the virus.

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