Red Cross presents Hero Awards March 9

The American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) will honor ordinary people and their extraordinary and lifesaving actions at its 21st Annual Heroes Breakfast event on March 9.

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Schools, County gather Wednesday for safety forum

About 30 community members attended a Wednesday work session between educators and public safety officials, a 90-minute round table to assess existing and potential practices and policies aimed at ensuring and improving student safety.

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Sandy and Gary McFarlen, left, talk with fellow volunteer reader Cindy Yoshimura, at the first “SMART Sip,” the Feb. 22 benefit for the Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) literacy programs in Hood River and Wasco counties.

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Oregon Legislature passes achievement gap bill

The Oregon House and Senate have both approved legislation aiming to reduce Oregon’s achievement gap among at-risk students. Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Helfrich (R-Hood River) and Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River), HB 4044 requires the Chief Education Office (CEO) to work with local school districts to identify strategies for recruiting, retaining and mentoring educators who serve at risk student populations.

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