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I-84 still closed Wednesday afternoon

I-84 remains closed between Hood River and Troutdale Wednesday afernoon.

Cancelations for Wednesday, Jan. 18

We will update as information becomes available.

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Roots and Branches: ‘He never gave up’

The seemingly endless blanket of sparkling white snow on the ground exceeded the top rail of our deck this week, blocking the view of the brilliant white valley below.

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Teams forming now: ‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ returns March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The fun takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

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Providence Hood River maintains near-normal functions despite snow

Winter conditions continue to create transportation difficulties in the Columbia Gorge area. The hospital has received several calls about operations.

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Fire destroys Tucker Road home

Two women displaced, dogs saved

Two Hood River women lost virtually everything Friday when a fire turned their home to rubble.

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Ice storm hits mid-week

A serious freezing rain event is on the way, emergency officials say.

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Voices at rally say ‘Keep Obamacare’

More than 80 people attended an outdoor rally for health care Sunday in Hood River, braving 15 degree weather and standing in the snow at Overlook Memorial Park at Second and State streets.

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MLK Day speakers retain hope, voice cautions

Hope, awareness, and action. Those are the concepts to take forward, speakers said Monday at the Martin Luther King Day events at Riverside Community Church, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries.

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ACA Rally

Eighty or so people gathered at Second and State streets early Monday afternoon to support retention of the Affordable Care Act.

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The Ale List: Brewers in Gorge fest showcases local ales

It was not Hood River’s first beer fest.

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Oregon considers oil train safety bill

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney has pitched a bill that would tighten regulations on railroads that transport crude oil and other hazardous materials.

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Winter weather can’t delay Vaccination Exclusion Day

School children of all ages are coming up on a Feb. 15 deadline for getting vaccinations updated — and though winter weather is keeping some away from clinics, the deadline holds regardless of what Mother Nature brings.

Tax season begins Jan. 23; IRS offers tips, guidelines

The Oregon Department of Revenue and the IRS will begin processing tax returns when the 2016 tax season opens Jan 23. Taxpayers can submit their returns earlier, but processing won’t start until the tax season officially begins. Once processing begins, returns will be processed in the order received.

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