Joel Kretz

Friday election count: Tonasket Criminal Justice measure failing

OKANOGAN – It looks like a measure increasing the sales tax by 0.1 percent to raise revenue for the criminal justice and fire protection costs is failing again, according to the early ballot counts.

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7th District state lawmakers to host telephone town hall, Feb. 3

OLYMPIA - State Sen. Brian Dansel and Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short invite residents of the 7th Legislative District to discuss state legislative issues during an hour-long telephone town hall at 7 p.m. Monday. To take part in the toll-free Feb. 3 call, residents should dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter PIN# 112381. The phone line will open shortly before the call begins. To ask questions of [...]

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Levy, bond packages finalized

TONASKET – Final revisions to the Tonasket School District’s bond and levy packages were approved at the Monday, Dec. 16, school board session.

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Seventh District Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short won’t seek senate seat

OLYMPIA – Seventh District Representatives Joel Kretz and Shelly Short say they won’t be vying for the Senate seat being vacated by Bob Morton the first of the new year.

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Oroville school capital improvement levy still trailing, Tonasket tax hike fails

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Oroville School District’s special three-year $1.2 million capital improvement levy had widened to 17 votes from passing as of the second ballot count following the Nov. 6 general election.

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Meet & Greet Roberts

Ballots go out for general election in just one month

OKANOGAN – While the country tries to decide on the next president in the upcoming general election, there are only 30 days before the county sends out ballots and several state and local races need to be decided a well.

Several deadlines are also fast approaching, including the last day for mail-in voter registrations and updates for the Nov. 2 general election. This deadline is Saturday, Oct. 6, but registrations and updates can be filed online as late as Monday, Oct. 8 (Columbus Day). The last day for in-person registration for voters not currently registered in the state for the general election is Monday, Oct. 29.

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