Oregon’s March Revenue Forecast was released last week from the Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office, and according to state economist Mark McMullen, revenue is up sharply and is estimated to return to pre-pandemic levels.

Last week I was treated to an online “Virtual tour” of our community police facility. I was appalled.

The first seven years of my military service I worked in avionics servicing communication, navigation, and flight control systems.

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Work at the Capitol was disrupted this week due to the severe winter storm that blanketed the Pacific Northwest with ice and snow, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power, internet and disrupting travel across the region.

In December 2019 we relocated to St. Helens to our forever home on the river. After living in the Portland area most of our lives with short stints in Boston and San Francisco we were ready for a true community.

As they reflect on the 2020 giving year, The United Way of Columbia Counties board and staff are feeling prideful of the variety of impacts they were able to make thanks to the wonderful donors and partners through a pandemic plagued year.

Many Oregonians may not be aware that coyote killing contests continue to occur in Oregon. Prizes are awarded to the person who kills the most coyotes by weight.

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The work of the Oregon Legislative Assembly continues, with committee meetings held virtually and in-person floor sessions.

In George Washington’s farewell address, he warned of the dangers of political parties and their dangers of partisanship even when current political parties were being formed by founding fathers John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

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I’m a parent, grandparent, former teacher and 40-year resident who cares for kids. Over the years I have attended many public meetings and spoken with and written to various elected officials.

Monday, Jan. 11, marked a new beginning in Oregon, as I and other re-elected and newly elected Senators and Representatives took our oath of office to officially begin the work of the 81st Oregon Legislative Assembly.

Every month, my husband and I donate to Habitat for Humanity. We thought many other people did, but a Habitat worker reminded me recently of a surprising fact: we are among only four monthly donors in Columbia County.

It is a busy time as we approach the holidays, but we received some great news from Washington, D.C., as Congress approved $900 billion dollars in much needed Coronavirus relief.

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The Legislature has been called back by Governor Brown for a one-day Special Session Monday December 21.

I read the short article about the current state of the Comcast Business Office, and the company’s desire to close this in-person customer service location.

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The following is Scappoose Mayor Scott Burge’s State of the City address delivered on Nov. 18 at the Portland Community College OMIC Training Center in Scappoose. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the address was delivered virtually.

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This Veterans Day across the nation, for the first time since the holiday was conceived in November 1919, there will be no large ceremonies in big cities and small towns in observance to properly express our gratitude and appreciate of our country’s brave men and women who served in the Unit…

The Columbia County Fair Board would like to thank all of those that assisted during the Wild Fire Evacuations.

Socialism is when the state controls the means of production. That is, owns the factories and such where people work.

I am writing to encourage everybody to vote for Brandee Dudzic for Columbia County Commissioner, Position 1. With all the news about the poor leadership, toxic work environment and culture of secrecy in our county, I think we are all ready for a change.