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Flags Lowered: Victims in Parkland, Fla.

Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Feb. 19 in honor of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
      

The persistence of evil that humans do: it can’t happen here — or can it?

In a recent National Geographic article about good and evil (January 2018), the steps leading up to genocide are discussed. How do these horrors happen? The Armenians in Turkey, Jews in Nazi Germany, Cambodians slaughtering Cambodians in the killing fields, Rwanda tribal massacres, and ISIS atrocities world-wide, to name a few, in which hundreds of thousands or millions of people have been systematically exterminated.

February 3, 2018 midnight read more..


The long and short guide to getting your item into the Hood River News

In recent weeks we’ve made a few subtle changes to our print version and given the website (hoodrivernews.com) a crisp new look. In whatever form you read us, our continued hope is that readers will have little or no trouble finding us or finding out how to reach us, and make use of our services.

February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
 

Open letter to Walden: Seek common ground

I am a naturalized U.S. citizen, born and raised in Africa. After over a decade in Europe, intermingled with studies in the U.S., I immigrated to this country 30 years ago. I have been a researcher and educator for over three decades and am an elected commissioner in a local water district. My wife (originally from South America, also a naturalized citizen) and I vote regularly, conscious of having lived where voting was not free.

January 31, 2018 midnight read more..
  

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