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Boys Track Slideshow: State Meet on May 20

Check out this slideshow of the best images from the boys state track and field meet at Hayward Field. Big contests make for big results, lifelong memories and — hopefully — great photos. So here's a slideshow of the best images from the state track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on Friday, May 20. Contact Sports Editor Miles Vance at 503-330-0127 or milesv@pamplinmedia.com. {loadposition sub-article-01}
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Rep. Janelle Bynum urges probe of Clackamas County ballot blunder

Democratic chair of Oregon House Judiciary Committee condemns Election Clerk Sherry Hall's lack of urgency in response to misprintOregon Rep. Janelle Bynum, D-Happy Valley, is requesting a formal investigation into a blurred-barcode debacle possibly impacting up to two-thirds of Clackamas County ballots filed in the May 17 primary election, resulting in delayed vote counts, public uncertainty and the emergency reassignment of 200 employees to work at the elections office. Bynum, who chairs the Oregon House Judiciary Committee, released a statement calling out County Clerk Sherry Hall for her "inaction" once alerted of the misprint two weeks prior to the election,...
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Johnson goes 'full-court press' in insurgent campaign

The non-affiliated candidate for Oregon governor needs 24,000 voter signatures by Aug. 16 to make Nov. 8 ballot.The "Betsy Brigades" are revving up to move into the Oregon political scene, carrying the message of the insurgent moderate seeking to become just the second independent governor in state history. "We're in full-court press," Johnson said in an interview on primary election day. "We're going to have Betsy Brigades teeing up to gather signatures in every county." Johnson's mixing of basketball and golf metaphors is symbolic of what she says Oregon needs in its politics: a variety. "Take the best ideas from...
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Incumbent Clackamas County board members heading for runoffs?

UPDATE: Sonya Fischer, Paul Savas both in top two, but final results could flip current leaders in May 17 primary election countClackamas County commissioners seeking reelection might have to wait until November to determine whether they'll earn enough votes to serve another four years. County Commissioners Sonya Fischer and Paul Savas will likely be in the top two of the May 17 count, but it's too early to say whether any candidate will earn the 50% necessary to avoid a November runoff. Winners in either race will not be known until June following Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall's announcement earlier...

Oregon Military Museum to reopen on Armed Forces Day

Camp Withycombe's historic park displays honor members of six branches of service.The Oregon Military Museum at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas is opening its historic park to the public on Saturday, May 21, as part of Armed Forces Day. For the first time in over a decade, visitors of all ages are invited to the historic park, including the quartermaster storehouse and Battery-A field artillery horse barn. As part of opening-day events, visitors can take part in the sights and sounds of the Vietnam War era while reenactors showcase period military vehicles and display tents. Armed Forces Day pays tribute to men and women who serve across all six branches of the U.S. military. The historic park, 15300 S.E. Minuteman Way, is free and open to the public from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, from Armed Forces Day (May 21) through Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 12). {loadposition sub-article-01}
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Sandy High auto tech program receives donated car

New-to-them 2014 Ford Focus will be used to give students hands-on experience Sandy High Auto Tech students now have a new-to-them 2014 Ford Focus to test out their skills on thanks to Sandy's own Suburban Auto Group. On Tuesday, May 17, Suburban Service Manager Tim Birkey presented auto tech instructor Ryan Nystrom and a handful of students the keys to the car. "It's really important for the local dealership to be involved for community reasons," Birkey said. "Also, we're looking for perspective students to come to our dealership and let us be their employer, so that's one of...
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Ballot count confusion marks Oregon primary results

Slow count in Clackamas County hinders results in some primary election racesWednesday dawned with Oregon politics in a bleary state after a Tuesday night filled with upsets, slam-dunks, close calls and voting breakdowns. In spite of any primary election hangover, the state now moves on to what's already a hyperactive and historic election in November. "The general election starts Wednesday — full court press," said Betsy Johnson, the former state senator mounting a bid for governor without any party affiliation, on Tuesday night. Among the developments the morning after: As of 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Secretary of State Shemia Fagan...

Amid major delays, Clackamas County leaders slam election clerk

County administrator says he's reassigning up to 200 people from other departments to help with the vote count.Smudged barcodes on voter ballots have thrown the Clackamas County primary elections — and results of a number of big races in the county and beyond — into turmoil that will likely take weeks to solve. On Wednesday, county leaders blamed the independently elected county clerk, Sherry Hall, for not accepting offers of help sooner. "The fact that they were behind in issuing results is no surprise," said Clackamas County Chair Tootie Smith. "They have known about the blurred bar codes for weeks....

Fagan: Clackamas County Elections delays 'unacceptable'

Secretary of State blasts slow results, lack of communication from county officials as key races remain in limbo.State officials are unhappy with how Clackamas County Elections handled Tuesday night's primary election, calling slow results and delays "unacceptable." In an emergency meeting on May 18, Clackamas County Administrator Gary Schmidt announced adding another 200 employees from different departments to work shifts at the elections office, on top of the 37 employees previously reallocated. Clackamas County was hours behind the rest of Oregon's 36 counties in reporting results to the state from the Tuesday, May 17, election. Those delays left the final...

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...

Counts are close for potential Hoodland Parks District board members

Fortune, Courtney, Lythgoe, Kintigh and Ostrander early top-five contenders if Measure 3-581 succeeds Election night is over but the task of tallying votes in Clackamas County is far from it. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, there have been no updates to the Clackamas County election results. Early results on Tuesday, May 17 showed, the effort to form the Hoodland Parks District has received 174 votes opposed to 81 votes in favor, but the committee members who've spent years campaigning for Measure 3-581 to be on the ballot say they aren't giving up hope yet. Should the...

Future of Hoodland Parks District remains uncertain

Mount Hood voters so far 68% say 'no' and 31% say 'yes' to Measure 3-581 on the ballotElection night is over but the task of tallying votes in Clackamas County is far from it. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, there have been no updates to the Clackamas County election results. Early results Tuesday night showed the effort to form the Hoodland Parks District has received 174 votes opposed to 81 votes in favor. "We will wait to see," said Marci Slater, member of the committee, which worked to get Measure 3-581on the ballot. "We have to...

Wilsonville city councilor takes lead in race for county commission position No. 5

Incumbent currently behind with second highest total of 2,942 votes to West's 4,089 Election night is over but the task of tallying votes in Clackamas County is far from it. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, there have been no updates to the Clackamas County election results. Early results Tuesday, May 17, suggested that the bid by Sandy's Dana Hindman-Allen to unseat Clackamas County Commissioner Sonya Fischer has ended. Hindman-Allen, a realtor and former substitute teacher from rural Sandy, filed in November 2021 to run against Wilsonville City Councilor Ben West and Evan D. Geier of unincorporated urban...

Bonham holds most votes in Republican primary for Senate District 26

Boring's Steve Bates holds 14.51% of the vote as of 8 a.m. May 18, with several Clackamas County votes delayed UPDATE: Bonham remains in the lead with 76.65% of the vote as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18. When Oregon was redistricted this year, Senate District 26 Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, commented that he was happy to see his district return to a more rural representation, pushing farther out of the metro area and into The Dalles and Canby. While this change excites Thomsen, he has decided to not seek reelection in 2022, and instead to support...

Drazan takes lead in race for Republican gubernatorial primary

Former minority leader is followed closely by Tiernan, Sandy mayor has 9.9% of the vote as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18UPDATE: Drazan remains in the lead with 23.8% of the vote. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, Sandy Mayor Stan Pulliam has 9.90% of the vote and 25,825 votes in the race to be named the Republican nominee for governor. Pulliam is currently the third highest vote getter in the race. "Initial results seem to show that our efforts to become Oregon's next Governor were not successful last night," Pulliam told The Post on Wednesday, May...
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Later returns in Clackamas County board races favor Democrats

UPDATE: Sonya Fischer, Libra Forde pull closer to leaders Ben West and Paul Savas as count continues; ballot error likely to delay final results from May 17 primary election until JuneClackamas County Commissioner Sonya Fischer increased her share of the early count of votes from 34% to over 36% on Wednesday as ballots continue to be slowly counted over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, fellow Democrat Libra Forde, who is challenging Commissioner Paul Savas in a separate county board race, was bolstered from 20% to nearly 23% after another day of ballot counting. While county commission races are technically nonpartisan,...

Incumbent James Hieb wins Republican primary for HD 51

Hieb received 862 votes, 60.49%, in primaries to vie for newly redrawn House District 51The Republican incumbent won the vote to represent the party in the newly redrawn House District 51 during the Tuesday, May 17, primaries. James Hieb received 862 votes, 60.49%. The challenger, Lisa Davidson, got 545 votes, 38.25%. In total 1,425 votes were tallied. The winner of the Republican primary will go on to face Democrat Walt Trandum, who ran unopposed in the primaries, during the Nov. 8 general election. HD 51 went through major shifts in the fall of 2021 with the passage...

Governor: Kotek, Drazan jump to early leads

Former House speaker dominates Demo field; former GOP House leader neck and neck with former Rep. Tiernan.Tina Kotek dominated the 15-candidate field for the Democratic nomination for governor, but Christine Drazan and Bob Tiernan were neck-and-neck among the 19 candidates seeking the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary. Kotek, a former Oregon House speaker from Portland, was winning handily over state Treasurer Tobias Read of Beaverton for the office being vacated by Democrat Kate Brown, who cannot run again because of term limits. Kotek was leading with 55%, Read 33%, Patrick Starnes, the 2018 Independent Party nominee who ran as a...
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Savas, West lead early returns in Clackamas County board races

Ballot error likely to delay final results from May 17 primary election until JuneOne incumbent and one city councilor hold the early leads in races for open positions on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, with Paul Savas leading Position 2 votes and Ben West the frontrunner for Position 5. Savas and West will both need more than 50% of the final tally to avoid a November runoff election with the candidate getting the second-most number of votes in each race. Final results will likely not be confirmed until June following Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall's announcement earlier this month...