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‘Crisis Intervention Team’ education comes to Gorge

Law enforcement professionals from Hood River and Wasco counties have been invited to a weeklong training focusing on the field of law enforcement and its role in communities, regarding mental health, substance use disorders and aging.

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Resilience Network to hold trauma training

Resilience Network of the Gorge will hold a joint trauma informed practices (TIPs) learning collaborative (LC) on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Hood River Fire Department training room, for any businesses or organizations interested in learning more about how to implement TIPs tools in their workplace.

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Gorge Commission meets with four Treaty Tribes

Columbia River Gorge Commission and U.S. Forest Service hold a “Gorge 2020” Management Plan Review session today with Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Oregon, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, and Nez Perce Tribe at Wildhorse Resort and Casino, Cayuse Hall, in Pendleton.

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Rep. Walden announces broader tools in opioid fight

New federal legislation directed at combating opioid addictions mark “a day of hope for families who are dealing with opioids and other substance,” U.S. Dist. 2 House Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) said in a telephone press conference with reporters Oct. 24. The bills were signed into law that day by President Donald Trump.

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Plans prepared for public involvement in bridge project

The bridge replacement project is moving along smoothly: Federal Highway Administration agreed to be the lead agency for the project following a September meeting, “so that’s a nice goal to have overcome,” said Project Director Kevin Greenwood; and now they have a plan in place for engaging the public in project developments through the end of the FEIS process.

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Drug task force brings trafficking, conspiracy charges to 22 people

On Wednesday, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon unsealed a nine-count indictment charging drug trafficking offenses against 22 members of an alleged criminal organization responsible for trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine in Oregon and Washington.

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Woman charged after infant’s death appears in court

Earlier this week, Donna Pilcher, 62, Hood River, became the first of three daycare workers who were charged after the death of an infant to appear at Hood River County Circuit Court. However, her official plea hearing has been moved to 11 a.m. on Nov. 7 in order for her new attorney to familiarize himself with the case before pursuing a motion to reduce bail or release on a promise to appear.

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Faults discovered on Mount Hood pose earthquake risk

A network of active fault lines have been discovered on Mount Hood, which pose serious danger to the cities of Hood River, Odell, Parkdale, White Salmon, Stevenson, Cascade Locks, Government Camp and the Villages at Mount Hood — as well as Portland — researchers announced Monday.

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McLeod-Skinner challenges Rep. Walden ‘because we can do better’

Jamie McLeod-Skinner is running for the chance to provide what she feels is a fresh perspective and new energy in Congress on behalf of House District Two. She is running against what she believes to be a lackluster and partisan record by the office-holder, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) and ineffective representation of his constituents.

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