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Helfrich maintains lead in Republican primary for House District 52

The legislative district covers Hood River County and portions of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Wasco Counties. UPDATE: Helfrich remains in the lead with 87.38% of the vote as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18. With Rep. Anna Williams (D-Hood River) resigning after the end of her term, multiple Republicans have decided to throw their hats in the ring and seek election as state representative for House District 52. Welches resident and psychologist Dr. James Born is among those competing in the primary election against former Rep. Jeff Helfrich (R-Hood River) and Britt Storkson (R-The Dalles). Born filed to run...
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Helfrich takes early lead in Republican primary for House District 52

The legislative district covers Hood River County and portions of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Wasco Counties. With Rep. Anna Williams (D-Hood River) resigning after the end of her term, multiple Republicans have decided to throw their hats in the ring and seek election as state representative for House District 52. Welches resident and psychologist Dr. James Born is among those competing in the primary election against former Rep. Jeff Helfrich (R-Hood River) and Britt Storkson (R-The Dalles). Born filed to run on Feb. 25, saying his primary motivation is because "there's a mental health crisis in the state." ...
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As it is today in Hood River, Riverside Community Church was perched on the hillside above the Union Pacific depot on the morning of May 13, 1942. It’s a five-minute walk to the train station. “570-some steps,” says Vicky Stifter, Riverside’s pastor. Close enough for any parishioner in church that day to bear witness when 431 neighbors – Japanese citizens and Japanese Americans, families with children – arrived at the station, tagged and numbered, pulled from their orchards and farms, and began the dark, lonely journey to the concentration camp at Tule Lake, Calif.
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