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From the Desk of Representative Ed Diehl – End of Session Recap

Written on Apr. 27th, 2024

Jamie and I ended our first short session – what a whirlwind!  For a five-week session that is intended to make budget adjustments and minor legislative ‘fixes’, we had much, much more on our plate.

It is an honor to serve House District 17.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office with questions or concerns.

And as always, Iâ…

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From the Desk of Salem City Councilor Jose Gonzalez

Written by Jose Gonzales on Jan. 9th, 2024

I know what most of us are thinking as we enter 2024. Thoughts about our families, careers, businesses, health, and aging are common - I'm no exception; these are on my mind too. As a Salem City Councilor, one comforting thought is knowing the significance of my voice. My words have influenced the city's operations, even if it's just by about 1%, but the

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From the Desk of Congresswoman Lori Chavez-DeRemer

Written by Lori Chavez-DeRemer on Dec. 14th, 2023

As a small business owner, a former mayor, and a mother of twin daughters, I understand how federal policies can have a significant – and sometimes unintended – impact on our communities and on our families. I’ve been working hard to put my experience to work by advancing pragmatic legislation that supports businesses and workers, spurs job creation

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From the Desk Of Vanessa Nordyke

Written by  Vanessa Nordyke on Nov. 8th, 2023

Salem City Councilor Vanessa Nordyke is a mental health advocate, dogmom, and the Executive Director of CASA of Marion County.

Born and raised on Croisan Creek Road, I serve the community that raised me. I’ve worked on projects for at-risk youth, military veterans, domestic violence survivors, persons struggling with mental illness and substance abuse, …

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From the Desk of Julie Hoy

Written by Julie Hoy on Oct. 11th, 2023

Every day presents its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. As someone deeply embedded in the restaurant business, taking on the responsibility of a City Council seat was no small feat. A combination of efforts and the unwavering support of our community propelled me into this position. It wasn't about my aspirations. Rather, a collective call

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From the Desk Of Congresswoman Andrea Salinas

Written by Andrea Salinas on Sep. 21st, 2023

Oregon is experiencing an economic revolution powered by advancements in technology, manufacturing, and infrastructure. The 117th Congress was among the most productive in memory with the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act. Together, these bills account for investments of more than $3.4

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