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November 6th is just days away, and ballots are already in mailboxes for a very big general election.

 

Oregon Congressman Greg Walden encourages everyone not to neglect their right to vote: "I tell people: even if you don't plan to vote for me, I get that. But you need to get out and vote; you really need to let your views knows. Be a participant. Sure, I don't want to lose my election, but you know what, for the sake of the country, get out and vote. Do your civic duty. It’s a citizens responsibility, it's a cherished right and privilege that a lot of people in the world don't have and yearn for."

 

He says many countries look to the United States with envy for the freedom to vote that we have, without fear of violence or retribution.

 

He points to those countries in the Mideast who just recently have established real democracies, and have voted for the first time.  "Well, not only did they wait in lines for days; but they risked being killed. If you remember, there were shootings, there were suicide bombers trying t kill democracy at its birth. And that's a tragic thing. We fortunately don't have that problem here."

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.