Not every success registers as a medal or trophy, and any success is best viewed as a work in progress.
Stop the spin; Cans for tickets; Offer incentives
A Sunday cartoon resonated with me, following a fun event on Friday night.
It goes both ways; Boiling Frogs; Increase oil train reporting; more
Stan Benson of Hood River quietly exited the Hood River County Planning Commission this week after 25 years of service. Benson deserves thanks for a quarter-century of service in what is largely a thankless role.
Keeping kids safe is the basic goal with our annual “Just Say No!/Soli Di No” special section in this edition.
An interesting notion; Shades of chicanery; more
From the time we are born, even before understanding what we are seeing, we are hit with a barrage of unrealistic and unattainable images. This is what is bred into our psyche in the media world we live in today.
My name is Payton Rigert. I am a junior at Hood River Valley High School and currently participating in an internship at the Hood River News.
Obamacare reality; Got books?; Profits rule; more
John Kitzhaber has cleared out his desk and Gov. Kate Brown faces the tough challenge of picking up the pieces, rebuilding faith and fostering legislation. She’s as able as any public servant in the state and all Oregonians should wish her the best in a time when the state needs steady leadership.
Mandated standardized state testing is now officially out of control.
See ‘Full Monty’; Nestle clarification; Thankful for vaccines; 100 percent immunity
The circumstances surrounding Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s decision to leave office today remain cloudy at best, but the governor made the right move. Kitzhaber was simply a distraction at a time when state lawmakers need focus.
As Chief Education Officer, one of my roles is to listen to feedback about what is working well and where there are opportunities to improve our systems to better support students. One of the concerns often voiced as I travel across the state is about over-testing.
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