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‘Connect to Your Cause’ fair June 4

Find diverse community groups, nonprofits and causes on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the first ever “Connect to Your Cause” fair.

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Xplorers honored

Maria Peña of LatinXplorers, a program of The Next Door, accepts a national award from the Society for Outdoor Recreation Professionals, and John Baas, board member, at right. The program helps families in the Gorge get out into nature.

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HAHRC Beats: Poison oak: Having fun without the rash

Over the last couple weeks, we have seen a few cases of poison oak pop up recently. The cases range from a few itchy spots to full on misery with a wide spread pesky rash. Along with poison ivy and poison sumac, poison oak has an oil called urushiol.

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‘The serious nature of heart disease’

Heart Disease remains the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. The American Heart Association reports that on average per year, nearly 750,000 people, both men and women, suffer a heart attack or cardiovascular event.

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Morrison Park debate spotlights dual needs of open space, land for housing

Monday will likely bring the last word on the proposed Lot 700, aka Morrison Park re-zone, as city council is scheduled to deliberate after hearing one more piece of testimony.

Marriage permits, April 2017

Marriage permits, April 2017

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Unofficial elections results: NORCOR bond rejected, close races

Early returns from the May 16 Special District Election show tightly contested races and a narrowly rejected operations levy at Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility.

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Bingen Council talks WS consolidation

On the menu for White Salmon and Bingen city councils at the end of this month is a discussion on whether to merge the two cities, but not everyone sitting at the discussion table will be putting in an order for the consolidation of the municipalities.

Longview terminal report released

Regulators in Washington have released a final environmental impact statement detailing the impact of a proposed coal terminal in Longview, Wash.

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Rockfall work underway

The Oregon Department of Transportation is hard at work to remove the recent rockslide that occurred just east of the Rowena Crest Overlook between Mosier and Rowena.

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Lyme Disease advisory: Check your dog, check yourself

It has been 42 years since a few doctors from Yale visited Lyme, Conn., to examine 60 children who were suffering oddly with joint pain, only to coin a name for an apparently new illness called “Lyme arthritis” (although the bacterium has been around for at least a thousand years).

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Speaking ‘Gorge’

Jesse Brownlee, right, of Half Wild in Home Valley, Wash., brainstorms at “We Speak the Gorge” hospitality training Monday at the Cascade Locks Port pavilion with Barrett LaMont, left, of Cascade Locks Museum, Brenda Wood of Locks Dogs and Treats, and City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman.

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Next Door names volunteer of the year

Dr. Margaret Koenig has been named The Next Door’s 2016-2017 Volunteer of the Year. She was presented with her award at a recent board of directors meeting at The Next Door’s Hood River office.

Sheriff Log, April 30 to May 13

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

El Mercado returns to Odell

Mercado del Valle is one of three farmers’ markets in the Columbia Gorge region managed by Gorge Grown Food Network, and it returns to its downtown Odell location June 1. Like last year, the market will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4-7 p.m., ending Aug. 19.

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