Local Issues

Please join us for a Gorge(ous) Night in Olympia March 23

By |March 16th, 2017|

Please join your friends and colleagues from the Gorge as we travel to Washington’s beautiful capitol building for the second annual Gorge(ous) Night in Olympia reception. This event brings Gorge businesses, agencies, and organizations together with legislators and their staffs for an evening of celebration of the Columbia River Gorge and discussions about our regional […]

Due to Winter Storm Warning, Gorgeous Night in Olympia Postponed to March 23

By |February 14th, 2017|

Due to Winter Storm Warning calling for ice and dangerous driving conditions in the Gorge. The Gorge(ous) Night in Olympia has been postponed to March 23. Please stay tuned for updates.


By |February 6th, 2017|

The OneGorge Advocacy Group is an informal organization of Gorge region public agencies, organizations, and private businesses that collaborate on legislative advocacy on issues and challenges facing Gorge communities. With over 130 participants hailing from each county in the Gorge, OneGorge facilitates actions and events that raise awareness of regional legislative priorities in Salem, Olympia, […]

Signed! Letter in Support of OR Hwy 35 Designation of the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge

By |February 5th, 2016|

The Port of Hood River thanks all OneGorge participants that signed this letter in support of Oregon SB 1510, Sections 1-3 to designate any new Hood River/White Salmon Interstate bridge an extension of Oregon Hwy 35.

Thank you!

Signed! Letter in Support of Oregon Inclusionary Zoning

By |February 5th, 2016|

The City of Hood River thanks all OneGorge participants that signed this letter in support of Oregon SB 1533 (2016), an Inclusionary Zoning bill.

Thank you!

Thank you for the Gorgeous Night in Salem!

By |February 5th, 2016|

Many thanks to Oregon Rep. Mark Johnson, Rep. John Huffman, and Senator Chuck Thomsen for hosting another fabulous Gorgeous Night in Salem Wednesday evening. And thank you to everyone from the Gorge that made the drive to help bring the Gorge to Salem! Special thanks to Insitu for the carpool vans and the terrific ScanEagle […]

Save the Date(s) for Two Gorge(ous) Nights in Our State Capitols

By |December 1st, 2015|

Our Oregon and Washington state representatives love the Gorge, and they want all of their colleagues in Salem and Olympia to love it too!

Oregon Representatives Mark Johnson, John Huffman, and Senator Chuck Thomsen are bringing the Gorge to Salem for the third year in a row with their Gorge(ous) Night in Salem on Wednesday, February […]

Surface Transportation Bill Letter to Conference Committee

By |November 18th, 2015|

Many thanks to everyone who helped get this letter, sent to Senators Merkley, Wyden, Cantwell, and Murray in such a short turn-around time this week! We are so happy to report that your quick action resulted in this letter, signed by all of our U.S. Senators to the Conference Committee.
The conference committee live streamed their […]

Regional priorities letter to Congressman Greg Walden

By |September 11th, 2015|

Many thanks to U.S. Congressman Greg Walden for meeting with OneGorge participants and requesting this letter, detailing near term and longer term priorities in our region that he, along with his colleagues throughout the Northwest, could work toward. Thank you to all of the OneGorge participants that, over the course of the past four months, […]

Heavy Haul Trucking on WA SR 14 – Letter to Senator King

By |June 11th, 2015|

City of Stevenson City Manager Nick Hogan brought this issue to the attention of the OneGorge Advocacy group, resulting in this letter, sent to Washington Senator Curtis King. Senator King is the current chair of the Washington State Transportation Commission.

The Issue:

Oregon charges heavy trucks a weight-mile tax. Washington charges a fuel tax. By fueling up […]

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