Courageous. Dedicated. Prepared. These three words epitomize the remarkable characteristics, skills, mindsets, and attitudes of the incredible 2023 St. Helens High School graduates.
Imagine two people. One is a senior citizen who, after a lifetime of toiling in low-paid jobs, now scrapes by on Social Security income. The other is a hedge fund manager pulling in millions a year. Which of these two should get a tax rebate from the State of Oregon?
In reading Wayne Mayo’s letter to the editor in the May 17 edition of the Chronicle, I was interested to follow-up on the ‘evidence’ released by House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R, Kentucky).
As individual people and representatives of organizations that work closely with the PCC/OMIC Training Center in Scappoose, recent and current events really require that we address them and offer our perspectives for public consideration.
I have sent many letters and emails to the City of St. Helens concerning the 2 MG reservoir. They were statements and opinions regarding what the city doesn’t want revealed. The city has not contested anything I have produced, so I told them I considered this material factual.
It is past time for Republican Senators to return to work and finish the people’s business.
On the third Monday of August 1979, I was volunteered by my battalion commander to assist Senators Phil Gramm, Warren Rudman and the Congressional Budget Office investigate military readiness and budgets.
Senator Weber, I am angry and disappointed that you have refused to show up in Salem and do your job.
Recently the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in two rulings, Martin and Grants Pass, ruled “We hold simply that is it unconstitutional to punish a person for simply sleeping somewhere in public if one has nowhere else to do so.” However, the Court also made it clear that Cities are not required…
Elected officials across the state are scrambling to do something to reduce homelessness in Oregon.
Kurtis Austin pleaded guilty on May 3 to Attempted Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse 2, two counts of Sexual Abuse 3, Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana, and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.
A pair of fundraisers by the Columbia County Republican Central Committee is under state review after the events appear to flout Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) regulations.
I am concerned that the problems of turmoil, additional stress, low morale, hostile working conditions and no confidence in Chief Medina may be having on our first responders.
Yesterday House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer released evidence including bank records dating back to the Obama years revealing how substantial amounts of money from foreign sources including Rumania, China, and Ukraine found its way through 21 shell companies into the personal bank …
To say that I am bitterly disappointed concerning the inactions of Columbia River Fire & Rescue’s current Board of Directors is an understatement.
I am writing in support of Duane Neukom Columbia County Port Commissioner position #2.
For more than 3 decades The Columbia Port Commission has been promising money and jobs to our community, but all we have gotten are broken promises and misappropriated funds.
Please join me in voting for Austin Zimbrick, Ryan Welby and Richard Fletcher for positions on the CRFR Board of Directors. The Board should be replaced as they have given approval of the Chief’s rampant spending of district funds, remodeling, hiring and creating havoc in our fire district.
I am writing to offer my support to Christine Sprenger, Patrick Kessi, and Alex Tardiff for the Scappoose School board.
According to its website, the mission of The Port of Columbia County is to "Foster local opportunities to create and sustain jobs; Diversify regional economy; Provide improved financial return; Use maritime, aviation, industrial, recreational sites, and Port resources to support local and in…
I am writing in support of the Columbia County Sheriff’s levy, Measure 5-290. For years our Sheriff’s Department has been underfunded and understaffed and this proposed level of support is long overdue. Sheriff Pixley and our County Commissioners have done as much as they can with the curren…
As the former President of the Scappoose Boosters Club (10+ years), I am asking myself an important question during this campaign for Scappoose School Board: which of our candidates has actually shown up for our kids and for our community?
I am writing to extend my support for Pat Kessi for the Scappoose School Board. I have known Pat for many years and have witnessed his dedication and commitment to lift all kids up in our community. Pat makes youth in our community a priority and does not miss a chance to support our youth- …
In this time of political division and disinformation, our School District needs leaders who have the experience and expertise to improve all our students’ chances for success.
The CRFR Chief is alleged to be spending $500-$1,500 a month on food for him and his coworkers without providing receipts.
CRFR Staffing consists of 3 Division Chiefs, Fire Chief and 4 FTE EMS-Only Personnel. From job application information/application June 29, 2022.
Ballots for the Port of Columbia County will be arriving in the mail shortly.
Our ocean is loving and tolerant, but she can only absorb so much of our pollution and hate. Every drop of excess heat and waste is taken in and accumulated despite how insignificant we think it is.