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No Voting System is Perfect

On Tuesday, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office reported the discovery of a batch of stolen mail on Bureau of Land Management land, including a number of unopened election ballots.

Vote Cheri Helt for House 54

Our endorsement interview session for the Oregon House District 54 race included just one candidate, Cheri Helt. For that and myriad of other reasons, we are endorsing Helt in this race.

Vote Eileen Kiely for House District 53

Vote Eileen Kiely for House 53 In the race for the seat long held by Republican Gene Whisnant, voters have two strong candidates—both of whom we endorsed in their respective primaries.

Vote Amy Lowes for Deschutes County Commission position 1

It's a dynamic time in Deschutes County. The region continues to experience rapid growth—and with that growth comes more pressure to deliver quality public safety and mental and public health services, in addition to managing diverse views about controversial topics such as land use and marijuana regulation.

Vote Barb Campbell for Bend City Council position 6

Three candidates are running for position 6 in Bend's City Council race, including incumbent Barb Campbell, Sarah McCormick and Ronald Boozell. With Boozell in the Deschutes County Jail yet again on charges related to non-payment of child support, it leaves two serious contenders to consider.

Vote James Cook for Deschutes County Commission Position 3

Democrat James Cook is a small business owner and chair of the Redmond planning commission who has also served on Redmond's budget and parks committees. Republican Patti Adair has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and is the county chair of the Deschutes County Republican Party.

Party-line voting is never ideal—but this year, that's even more apparent

As the 2018 election season begins to elevate to fever pitch, voters are being challenged, perhaps more than in other years, to truly think for themselves as they cast their votes.

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