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Bridging Marine Park

Workshop in Cascade Locks hones overcrossing project

A raised pedestrian bridge will connect Cascade Locks’ business core to the riverside Marine Park, if plans reach fruition.

Death café at the library Oct. 26

The Hood River Library will host its seventh Death Café on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room.

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What’s the BUZZ on pollinators?

Bees are critical to pollination, and new sculptures in the community will become homes to bees while standing as artistic representations by middle school students.

Q and A: HR City Council candidate question and answer

Tim Counihan, Kate McBride, Megan Saunders and Mark Zanmiller

Tim Counihan, Kate McBride, Megan Saunders and Mark Zanmiller

Rep. Greg Walden seeks to ‘restore balance’

Incumbent slams Obama, Clinton, and media, but backs Trump, despite GOP nominee’s faults

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., is highly concerned about the precedent being set by President Barack Obama with a continuing “overreach” of authority that threatens the separation of powers in the U.S. Constitution.

Vote forum on Monday

Ballots expected to arrive in mail today

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), hosts a forum for Oregon candidates on Oct. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets, Hood River.

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Honoring Citizen Min

Hundreds gathered last week at centennial birth anniversary events for Minoru Yasui, native son and civil rights advocate who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.

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‘Age of Dignity’ discussion series starts Oct. 22

With most of the 400 copies of “The Age of Dignity” now out in the greater Gorge, the Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) is gearing up for the second part of their book program: Discussion groups.

Advocacy Center holds fundraiser Oct. 22

Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center (CGCAC) will be holding its fifth annual fundraising event on Oct. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars.

Gorge receives national honor this weekend

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor the Columbia Gorge Region, Oregon and Washington at its RWJF Culture of Health Prize National Celebration and Learning Event this weekend at its headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

County continues marijuana hearings

Hood River County Board of Commissioners heard another round of impassioned testimony as they drew closer to adopting a set of rules for marijuana businesses outside city limits.

Jim Crary challenges Greg Walden for Dist. 2

Retired Ashland attorney lists campaign finance reform as his top goal

Retired attorney Jim Crary, a Democrat from Ashland, is running to unseat longtime U.S. Rep. Greg Walden from Oregon’s Second Congressional District.

DeeTour hotel decision appealed to County Board of Commissioners

Backers of a hotel add-on at DeeTour, a proposed concert venue in the upper valley, have challenged Planning Commission’s decision to deny the project.

Q and A, Oregon House District 52 opponents

Mark Reynolds and Mark Johnson discuss their views for candidacy.

Pet of the week: Bungee loves to hop in for a snuggle

Bungee has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.



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