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Twisp transportation benefit district on Aug. 2 ballot

Twisp transportation benefit district on Aug. 2 ballot

A proposition asking Twisp voters to authorize a new sales tax of .2 percent to fund a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) appears on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot. The district is a special taxing entity created by the Twisp Council, as authorized by state law, to pay for street maintenance and improvements within Twisp.
Commission candidates draw full house for public forum

Commission candidates draw full house for public forum

Local voters packed the Twisp Valley Grange Monday (July 11) to hear what four Okanogan County Commission candidates had to say about issues ranging from accountability to zoning. About 250 people attended the candidate forum hosted by the grange to learn more about the four candidates who are running in the primary election for…
County commission candidates Q&A

County commission candidates Q&A

We asked each of the four candidates for the District 2 seat on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners to answer a series of questions about relevant issues. These are their complete responses.

Okanogan Grange to Sponsor Primary Candidates Forum July 18th

(June 18, 2016) — The Okanogan Grange #1103 will sponsor and host a Primary Election Candidates Forum on Monday, July 18 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee Street in Okanogan, Washington.  Each candidate will have an opportunity to address the voters, and there will be a question and answer session for...
Forum on Monday for District 2 county commission candidates

Forum on Monday for District 2 county commission candidates

The Twisp Valley Grange will host a public forum for candidates seeking the District 2 seat on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners next Monday (July 11) beginning at 6:30 p.m. All four candidates for the District 2 position — incumbent Ray Campbell, Andy Hover of Winthrop, Ashley Thrasher of Twisp and Stan Kvistad of Okanogan — have indicated...
Farm Bureau charges ROC with campaign violations

Farm Bureau charges ROC with campaign violations

The Okanogan County Farm Bureau has filed a complaint with the state agency that regulates political contributions, charging Represent Okanogan County (ROC) with violating campaign finance laws. But ROC says it restricts its activities to voter education and …
Countywide races draw many contenders

Countywide races draw many contenders

Incumbent commissioners each draw three challengers By Marcy Stamper Okanogan County incumbent commissioners Ray Campbell and Sheilah Kennedy each face three challengers in their bid for a second four-year term. Andy Hover of Winthrop, Ashley Thrasher of Twisp and Stan Kvistad of Okanogan filed declarations of candidacy last week for the District 2 seat held...
‘Wanted: New County Commissioners’

‘Wanted: New County Commissioners’

Two years ago during election season, Gay Northrup was sitting on her couch and clicking on online petitions to tell elected officials where she stood on a wide range of issues. “But I started to wonder if that was accomplishing anything,” said the Mazama resident.
Hawkins to seek state Senate seat vacated by Parlette

Hawkins to seek state Senate seat vacated by Parlette

State Rep. Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee), whose 12th District constituency includes the Methow Valley, has announced that he will run for the state senate seat currently held by Sen. Linda Evans Parlette. Parlette announced last week that she will not seek re-election this year. “The combination of my educational background, work experience and public service...
Parlette announces retirement from state Senate

Parlette announces retirement from state Senate

Wenatchee Republican spent 20 years in Legislature State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee, announced this week that she will resign her seat in the Senate after her fourth term ends in early 2017. “My mom will be 90 in June. The legislative schedule does not allow me to spend as much time as I want...