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Burtons Say Goodbye

After 39 years of serving the Hood River community with dental work, Dr. Bruce Burton and his wife, Connie, are closing their offices and retiring.

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Kegler's Corner: Barker and Asai 700s

Court Barker and Nancy Asai starred in last week’s league bowling action at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. These two tenpin celebrities couldn’t have more diametrically opposite styles.

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Cascade Observations: Be Here Now

This morning, I prepared my weekly grocery list and stopped by my mother-in-law’s home to collect hers. I dare not go grocery shopping without a complete list and a pen to cross off items as I place them in my shopping cart.

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Another Voice: Modern U.S. electoral system must evolve

Is the country better off because of the checks and balances newly in place? Or are we instead on the verge of an acrimonious and paralyzing gridlock, with disastrous consequences? Only time will tell. But we need no more time to recognize that our electoral and governing processes require urgent rethinking.

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Planning like all our kids live here

Coming home to the west side of Hood River the other day, I passed a sign on May Street that I’ve seen many times: “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here," a good reminder to slow down and be mindful. But in truth, all the kids in this town are “our” kids, aren’t they? Or perhaps not.

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