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Trump admin rolls back Obama-era oil train rules

Portland (AP) — The Trump administration has angered environmental groups and residents of the Columbia River Gorge by rolling back a 2015 rule on oil train safety.

Stauffer appointed 7th District presiding judge

Wasco County Circuit Court Judge Janet L. Stauffer has been appointed by Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer to become the next presiding judge of the Oregon Judicial Department’s Seventh Judicial District.

HR County joins response on facility

Following a deeply critical report about juvenile inmate conditions at the regional jail, Hood River County will join a multi-county response drafted by attorneys.

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Ducks Unlimited

Gary Templin, right, Gorge Chapter Ducks Unlimited chair, and Rich Thurman, Oregon District chair, accept their award.

Application deadline extended for Soroptimist ‘Live Your Dream’ award

Soroptimist International of Hood River is looking for three Gorge area women who are heads of households to receive $1,500 Live Your Dream Awards to continue their education. Applications are now available at the Hood River Library, Cascade Locks, Parkdale and The Dalles Library. The application deadline has been extended to Jan. 15.

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Raffle winner announced

Connie Peters, above, won the Hood River Valley Adult Center’s freezer full of meat raffle.

‘Santa’s Surprise’ comes to WAAAM

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will spread some holiday cheer during its Second Saturday event on Dec. 9.

Police Log, Nov. 20 to 26

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

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A new House Rep

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Thomas Balmer, administers the oath of office Wednesday to House Rep. Jeffrey Helfrich of Hood River.

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State Trail: ODOT mulls options for crossing Mitchell Pt.

As work presses into winter on the Wyeth portion of the Columbia River Historic Highway State Trail, transportation agencies are considering alternatives for the next piece of the endeavor: Mitchell Point.

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Vietnam vet finds healing via ‘flying museum’

For Parkdale’s Dave Foster, healing began with an unexpected email.

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Christmas Project goes into action

Families can sign up Dec. 8-9

Distribution happens next week, and registration for the 2017 Hood River County Christmas Project concludes Dec. 9.

HRV Wrestling — Wrestle for a Cure Campaign

HRV wrestling has their first home dual meet of the year this on Thursday, Dec. 7.

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CRITFC asks for Lamprey photos

Portland — The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is exploring the historical range and abundance of Pacific Lamprey throughout the Columbia River Basin.

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