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Water wise: Snowpack news is good, but conservation is better

Word that snowpack levels in the Pacific Northwest mountains have returned to near-normal levels is encouraging, indeed.

Letters to the Editor for March 26

Touché; Help Leos help robotics; Support Johnson

People will talk: Be ready for wide ‘societal debate’ during narrow ‘pot’ deliberation

Hood River Mayor Arthur Babitz spoke Monday of the “societal debate” that is likely to come from any future discussion of marijuana dispensary registration that comes before City Council.

Time to put a light on the 10-foot smoking rule

Among my circle of basketball-loving family and friends I am known for my relentless rant in which I call for a major change in the game’s 10-foot rule: As players 18 years and older are so much taller and more talented than their 1891 equivalents, I think the basket should be raised to 11 feet: no more 10-foot rule.

ANOTHER VOICE: Keep safe access to marijuana for those who really need it

The question of whether Hood River County should impose a moratorium on the opening of legal medical marijuana dispensaries is coming before the County Commissioners on April 21.

ROUND TABLE: My ‘Bracketology’ is a muddle of Madness

March Madness is one of my favorite times of year:

Letters to the Editor for March 22

Nice job at museum; Need safety for peds; Change in leadership; more

Grad Party: June 6 will be here before you know it

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ANOTHER VOICE: Coal export doesn’t belong on our river

Hood River is world-renowned as a recreation destination. We have tourists coming to our town from across the country and around the world — it is a unique and special place. Recreation is a significant component of Hood River’s economic makeup, and not just for people who make it part of their business like I do.

Letters to the Editor for March 19

Controlled by the state; Listen and learn; Recycle and help others; more

Register: Few candidates, numerous voters?

The sparse slate on the May 20 Primary Election for Hood River County is either a confirmation of the work of the incumbents or a suggestion that more attention should have been paid to the fact that the elected positions are up to a vote.

Young Voices: Hawks strengthen bonds despite State hoops disappointment

The Horizon Christian Varsity basketball team went to state for the fourth time in a row this year. I was luckily enough to be part of the amazing experience.

On letters: Keep them coming

Readers often ask, “How do you decide which letters to print?”

Letters to the Editor for March 15

We are all humans; Core credibility; Be kind to Marty; more

Letters to the Editor for March 12

Must-see; Great production; Locals only; more