The retirement of Jason Atkinson from the Oregon Senate creates an open seat in District Two. And it creates a race between a pair of candidates whose names might give people pause before attempting to pronounce. The candidates are Republican Herman Baertschiger and Democrat Jim Diefenderfer; today we'll visit with Diefenderfer about his views on the issues facing the district, which includes parts of Jackson and Josephine Counties.
Our weekly ritual is renewed, as we throw a pair of topics on the table--in theory, unrelated--and open up the phone lines and the email box to gather your take on either or both of the issues. It's VENTSday on The Jefferson Exchange, and you participate by calling 1-800-838-3760 or 541-552-6782 or emailing JX@jeffnet.org. THIS WEEK, give us your thoughts on: 1) Candidates and lies--how do you find the truth? 2) Wolf management--more? Less? About right?