Jesse Burkhardt

Government reporter

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J.D. Jesse Burkhardt is the government reporter for The Dalles Chronicle.

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Two seek CGCC board Position 2

Incumbent board member Dr. James R. (Doc) Willcox is asking voters for another four-year term on the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education. He is being challenged for the seat by political newcomer Dana A. Campbell, who hopes to bring her voice to the board.

Company inks 10-year deal with city

Telecom firm will pay franchise fee to city

Zayo Group, a communications infrastructure provider, has inked a 10-year deal with the city of The Dalles to “construct, operate, and maintain a fiber-based service facility.”

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Keller vs. Morgan in race for CGCC Pos. 5

Ballots mailed by county today

Two candidates are seeking the Position 5 seat: Dr. Ernest Keller, who wants another four-year term, and challenger Kim Morgan, who works as a legal assistant for an attorney in The Dalles. To get an overview of where the candidates stand on key issues, The Chronicle asked them to respond to a series of questions.

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Incumbent faces challenge

CGCC’s Pos. 7 race goes to voters

For CGCC Board of Education Position 7, two candidates are competing: Incumbent board member Charleen R. Cobb is asking voters for another four-year term, while challenger Kevin McCabe wants voters to bring a new voice to the seven-member board.

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Mishap sends car into office building

The Dalles’ Northwest Cherry Festival got off to an unusually impactful start on Friday – with an incident that wasn’t part of the scheduled activities.

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Three vie for CGCC seat

Four of the seven seats on the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will be on the upcoming special election ballot, and this year, the positions have generated a lot of interest, with all four slots being contested.

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City OKs ‘bike hub’ expansion at Festival Park

The development of a local “bike hub,” a high priority of The Dalles City Council, rolled forward this week.

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McGlothlin to lead Cherry Festival Parade

With a long history of service in The Dalles community to his credit, Timothy McGlothlin — a Lions volunteer and member of The Dalles City Council — has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal for this year’s Northwest Cherry Festival.

College board discusses ‘sanctuary’ status

Members of the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education on Monday indicated general support for a resolution that has been under consideration designating the college a “Sanctuary College.”

Four vie for three port seats

Ballots will be mailed to Wasco County voters next week

In the May 16 special election, four candidates are competing for three seats on the Port of The Dalles Board of Commissioners. The five-member board makes decisions about developing or selling land and which economic development projects to pursue, among other topics.

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