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Safe 4th: Fireworks rules of engagement

Conditions are dry and getting drier, and local fire officials are girding for action over the July 4 weekend.

ANOTHER VIEW: Summertime shouldn’t mean hunger for our nation’s children

As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children do not experience the simple joys of summer. In fact, far too many are left worrying where their next breakfast or lunch will come from when schools are dismissed for summer break.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Getting back in the Loop with Arthur Lee Land

Do you have some days when you feel that you’re just not in the loop?

Letters to the Editor for July 2

Earthquake plans?; Pay your share; Respect flag; Park and text

Honoring Old Glory

"The flag of the United States is the emblem of our identity as a separate nation, which the United States of America has been for more than 200 years. Therefore, citizens should stand at attention and salute when their flag is passing in a parade or being hoisted or lowered.”

One of MacArthur’s ‘Jungleers’

(This article was first published on Nov. 13, 2004, in observance of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, when Hood River News invited veterans to write their World War II memories. Bartlien is co-grand marshal of the July 4 parade in Hood River.)

Letters to the editor for June 28

Answer oil questions; Whither our energy?; Wehby for Congress; Pipeline, not trains

Code Up: Good decision at the county

Hood River County’s decision to fund a code enforcement officer is a good one for its citizens.

Danger Zones: Motorists, pedestrians beware

Steep hills, narrow streets, and prolific foliage help give Hood River its beauty and character.

Letters to the Editor for June 25

‘Respected Senators’; Hands tied; Society’s decay; Please change parking lot size

ANOTHER VOICE: Are we experiencing an epidemic?

We pay large amounts of money to watch people kill one another on giant movie theater screens.

Letters to the Editor for June 21

Look at laws; Guns and values; Magic bullets; Coal harms

On Letters: Keep them coming

We are often asked, “How do you decide which letters to print?”