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Hood River County Reads starts a two-book season

Hood River County Reads, a county-wide project sponsored by Friends of the Library, kicked off March 17 at the Hood River Library. This year’s selections, “Moreno. Prieto. Brown.” by Alejandro Jimenez and “brown girl dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson — both works of poetry — were distributed.

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Employment cools off in January

Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.2 percent in January, ranking third (out of 36 counties) behind Benton County’s 2.9 percent and Wheeler County’s 3.0 percent. Over the year, Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.9 percentage point.

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Victoria Ervin wins National Flight scholarship

Victoria Ervin, Hood River Soaring’s first student female pilot, has been awarded the Soaring Society of America’s National flight training scholarship. This scholarship will help pay for her instruction and other fees associated with her goal of becoming a certified glider pilot by her 18th birthday and get her one step closer to her ultimate goal of being a Fighter Pilot.

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Wind turbine design competition and fair fosters STEM skills, fun learning environment

Students from around the Gorge took part in the 5th annual Google Wind Challenge on Saturday, March 17 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles. This year, more than 190 students from 16 local high schools and middle schools competed to build the competition’s top turbines. First place in high school and middle school categories went to Pacific Crest Innovation Academy and STEMINIST2, Henkle Middle School.

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Car flips on Highway 35

Driver Raymond LeMons of Salem, center, walked away from a rollover accident Monday afternoon, northbound at the first curve on Highway 35 just south of Hood River.

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Pole Crash

Tuesday morning commuters on Tucker Road saw an unusual site shortly before 8 a.m. in front of Orchard Lanes.

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