Over the last year, I have experienced unbelievable stress in my job as a journalist because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, like so many others, this stress was also in my home, in my relationships with my family and friends, and even in my simple trips to the grocery store.

The Rainier/Clatskanie Cemetery District is again requesting additional funding for the 12 cemeteries in Columbia County covering 39 acres with 13,000 current and future grave sites.

The Scappoose Fire District Board of Directors urges a yes vote on Measure 5-285 for the support of the District’s emergency response capability to fires, medical emergencies and other emergency service needs.

Voters in Scappoose School District have an opportunity in the upcoming May election to vote for three of the seven positions on the School Board.

Editor’s Note: The Chronicle recently received and published a Letter to the Editor from Liam Gallagher, a seventh grade student in Indiana, requesting information about Oregon for a school project his class is working on. Liam also requested that readers write and tell him why they like Ore…

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Last week House Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement to suspend the full reading of bills on the floor and to split membership on the redistricting committee so an equal number of lawmakers from each party will serve on the panel.

The Port of Columbia County plays an important role in the attraction, retention, and expansion of businesses in the port district, which spans the entire 51-miles of Columbia River frontage of Columbia County, Oregon.

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The legislative process continues to move slowly in the House Chamber, and bills are now being read in their entirety instead of the usual process of being identified by title only.

To all my conservative neighbors, if you are outraged and upset by the liberal shutdowns and restrictions on your freedoms, then I suggest you get vaccinated.

“Are we there yet?” Most of us are used to hearing that hollered from the backseat of the car on a long trip. This trip is an even longer one and the answer, decidedly, is “No, we’re definitely not there yet.”

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The Oregon Legislature's Joint Committee on Ways and Means will host the 2021 Oregon Budget Virtual Hearings to receive public feedback on how to re-balance the state budget and use federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act.

American corporate federal tax receipts reached its zenith in 1944 America providing a whopping 25% of tax revenue. We needed it. We were in the midst of fighting WWII. We were counting on Ford, Boeing, and other corporations to out build the Axis and the federal contracts were huge.

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American corporate federal tax receipts reached its zenith in 1944 America providing a whopping 25% of tax revenue.

I have been watching the new projects and proposals in St. Helens and Scappoose costing millions of dollars.

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Another confirmed COVID-19 infection caused the cancellation of the Oregon House Floor session on Monday, but we continued our remote committee work, and resumed floor sessions on Tuesday.

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Sure, there is a pandemic going on. But despite the constant dangers of living with this, we should treat people as people, being kind and considerate of their rightful needs.

On Tuesday the Oregon House floor session was adjourned following the confirmation of a colleague who has tested positive for COVID-19, and who had been present during the March 15 and 16 floor sessions.

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I served ten years in the military, four and a half years in security with the Department of Defense Police, and two years in retail sporting goods selling guns, reloading supplies, hunting licenses and tags.

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The Oregon House of Representatives has begun holding floor votes and passing legislation out of the House Chamber. On Monday, March 8, the first two bills approved and sent to the Oregon Senate dealt with re-drawing district lines in the case of three Oregon community colleges.

I am writing in support of a bill to end coyote killing contests in Oregon — HB 2728, introduced by Rep. Brad Witt.

The Oregon State Legislature is currently considering a bill (HB 2728), sponsored by Rep. Brad Witt, to prohibit coyote killing contests in Oregon.

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As a constituent, I am grateful to Rep. Brad Witt for introducing HB 2728, legislation to ban coyote killing contests.

Rep. Brad Witt’s bill to ban coyote contests is not based on morality, as he claims, it’s rooted in prejudice, bigotry and discrimination--behaviors that Oregon Democrats declared would have no place in their legislative agenda this year.

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This has been a busy week at the Capitol, with long committee meetings and many bills being introduced, discussed and amended.

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.