KWSO News Oct. 29, 2018

The 2018 General Election is just about a week away. There are five ballot measures that Oregon voters will decide. Lobbyist Michael Mason:

Remember – your vote DOES matter, and only a few votes can change election outcomes. Oregon Secretary of State says that in the primary election earlier this year, one contest was decided by only two votes. Another contest tied and was decided by a dice roll. Fill out and turn in your ballot by 8pm on November 6.

Madras Football dominated Salem Academy Friday night in their regular season finale. The Buffs now move on to the post-season with a first round matchup at Rainier this Friday. You will be able to listen to it live on KWSO.

Madras High School Boys Soccer is hosting a first round playoff game tomorrow at 2pm.  They will be playing Mac High and that game will be broadcast here on KWSO.

The Museum at Warm Springs concluded its three-day Treaty Conference Saturday by honoring five Warm Springs tribal citizens as Living Treasures – meaning their knowledge and commitment to perpetuating the culture are at the core of The Museum at Warm Springs’ mission and its legacy for future generations. The Museum at Warm Springs Board of Directors designated a special committee to nominate and select by consensus the five Living Treasures. Each recipient received a monetary award and will present a public program at the Museum during the coming year. The Living Treasures are Redine Billy, Geraldine Jim, Foster Kalama, Arlita Rhoan and Maxine Switzler.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is the only Indian community in Oregon receiving federal dollars for a new special prosecutor. The United States Department of Justice last week announced the appointment of a tribal special assistant U.S. attorney in Oregon to focus on prosecutions involving the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The position is through the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women’s Tribal Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Program and comes with an award of $437,500. US Attorney for Oregon, Billy J. Williams, said in the announcement he fully expects this position will show positive and meaningful results for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.