Opinion: You don’t need or want our opinion

The Gales Creek Journal exists to serve Gales Creek, Glenwood, Timber, and other surrounding rural communities with news, events, and stories that would not otherwise be covered from a local perspective.  Often, the stories we cover will never be picked up by larger, more urban newspapers. We’re a small organization, covering over 120 square miles of rural farm and forestland and small unincorporated communities. I am responsible for the day to day operations of the Journal, I choose which stories to cover, and I choose which direction to focus our limited resources on.

I don’t think it is the Journal’s role to tell you what we think; our role is to tell you what we know. You can expect fact-based reporting, without a politically motivated editorial agenda from us.

As such, the Journal will not be making any endorsements for candidates or ballot measures.

Local, state and national elections will take place on November 8th. And though this election cycle has been dominated by the presidential election, there are many important local candidates and measures to vote on in November. The deadline to register to vote is October 18th at midnight, and Oregonians will begin receiving ballots on October 19th. To check your existing voter registration, visit the Oregon Secretary of State website. Read the Oregon Voter’s Pamphlet and Washington County Voter’s Pamphlet for information on all the local, county, state, and national elections taking place.

And because this didn’t fit anywhere else, an interesting fact about the election this year: Chloe Eudaly, running for Portland City Council against incumbent Steve Novick, grew up in Gales Creek and attended the Gales Creek Elementary School in the 1970’s.

We do welcome opinions from you, our readers! If you’d like to write a letter to the editor, feel free to email us at news@galescreekjournal.com.

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Gales Creek Journal.