Letters to the Editor for Nov. 25

Profits, not jobs; Port priorities?; more

Local Lure: This holiday, help your community by spending close to home

In the 2011, book “Visit From the Good Squad,” writer Jennifer Egan envisions a future when social media and other cultural interactions and behavior mean certain words and phrases, including friend, change, and identity, become “word husks” — “words that no longer have meaning in English outside of quotation marks, drained of life by their web usage.”

Another Voice: County Energy Plan demonstrates leadership and resilience

Hood River County has a long-standing history of investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy — as a means to reduce energy costs, hedge our bets against rising energy costs, and increase our community’s resilience to warming temperatures and natural disasters, both natural and human caused.

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 22

Unite; ‘Excited’; more

Another Voice: Grad Student Tax hinders diversity and innovation of higher education

Growing up, I was obsessed with choose-your-own-adventure books. I loved the ability to see how different decisions led you down completely separate paths that sometimes, but not always, met up again.

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 18

Questions; Reflection; Help shelter; more

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 15

‘Relief’ for the rich; Real tax ‘reform’ needed; more

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 11 edition

A violent, untrusting culture; Postage-paid, please; more

Another Voice: To invest in a strong country, invest in clean energy jobs

On Veteran’s Day, let’s honor our veterans by taking steps to strengthen and protect our country. As a former captain in the United States Army, I consider the most compelling argument for renewable energy to be homeland security. The Department of Homeland Security says, “Without a stable energy supply, health and welfare are threatened, and the U.S. economy cannot function.”

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 8

‘Simple Gifts’; more

On Letters: Keep them coming

As part of our year-end coverage, in a few weeks the Hood River News will reprise the annual list of names of people who wrote in 2017 to “Our Readers Write.”

Gorge Community Foundation: Community groups should focus on the importance of thinking long-term

We are so lucky to call the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge home — a special place renowned for its natural beauty, diverse heritage, and, of course, the wonderful people who live and work here.

Flags Lowered: Victims in Southerland Springs

Governor Kate Brown on Monday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset Nov. 9 in honor of the victims of the Southerland Springs shooting.

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 4 edition

Just go play ball, Why not open?, more

Trail Teams: The value of the rescuers

Recreational rescue is a year-found avocation.


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