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Two new marijuana dispensaries planned in Hood River

Hood River’s roster of marijuana dispensaries may soon grow to six.

Health Happiness Month: Doing simple acts for yourself, others

One Community Health, the provider based in Hood River and The Dalles, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in October 2016 with a month of activities based on the science of happiness, designed to make our community healthier.

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Taking a stand

“I just had to come down and do something. This country is in trouble,” said Dell Charity, a 37-year-resident of Hood River, who stood downtown Friday afternoon in an impromptu protest.

Latino Advisory Council focuses on drugs, other teen health concerns

The Latino Advisory council met Sept. 20 to discuss the health of teenagers in Hood River, new apartments at the site of Morrison Park, and a change of name for a national holiday.

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Historic Hwy. Trail segment opens west of Hood River

Outdoor aficionados in Hood River don’t have to travel far to enjoy a waterfall stroll or bike ride, and the trip just got shorter.

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Three people, and a dog, survive capsizing in Columbia near Wyeth

All three sailboat occupants, and a dog, were safe after an unexpected swim in the Columbia River at about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

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Union Update

Pasquale Barone describes progress on the residences he and his wife, Jacquie, left, are creating in the historic Union Building at Wednesday’s Gorge Owned Green Drinks event.

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‘Superheroes’ come running: CASA holds fourth annual Fun Run Oct. 9

All children need heroes, but kids who have been abused or neglected need superheroes. Columbia Gorge CASA celebrates the many superheroes involved in the lives of local foster children with the Fourth Annual Superhero Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles.

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Roald Dahl Trivia Challenge is Oct. 21

You know the magic and charm of Roald Dahl’s books “Matilda,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “James and the Giant Peach.” You might have recently seen the film “The BFG” (be sure to read the book — aloud).

EnviroGorge Kids announces summer writing winners

EnviroGorge sponsored a free kids writing contest this summer where elementary, middle school and high school students were invited to submit an open-topic entry having to do with the environmental and the Columbia River Gorge.

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Tribal members protest Nestlé deal in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Columbia River tribal members dressed in traditional regalia came to the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to protest persistent attempts to bring a Nestlé water bottling plant to Hood River County, where voters rejected the plan in a ballot measure in May.

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Downtown walking tours return Sept. 26

The fall series of walking tours of historic downtown Hood River, presented by The History Museum of Hood River County, begin Monday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.

Fresh Start program holds graduates’ dinner Oct. 19

New course starts Nov. 29

What are four courses that change the course of someone’s life? It’s not a trick question. On Oct. 19, Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program students prepare a four-course dinner in celebration of their own graduation, said Board Chair Kathy Watson. And after that, jobs await these graduates.

‘Genealogy Jamboree’ at Discovery Center Oct. 8

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society (CGGS) hosts a “Genealogy Jamboree” on Oct. 8 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Odell Creek restoration presentation

The Hood River Watershed Group will present the results of the Odell Creek dam removal and stream restoration project Sept. 27.

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