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ANOTHER VOICE: Why residents win with STR regulations

On March 21, the Hood River Planning Commission came out in overwhelming support of regulations on short term vacation rentals (STRs). After carefully studying housing data and hearing substantial public testimony, six out of seven commissioners heartily endorsed “The Portland Plan,” designed to preserve the livability of Hood River and help retain our limited housing for residents.

Cider guys’ open letter to the Columbia Gorge community

Sometimes bad things happen, and rather than pull you into despair, they lift you up. That is how we feel about getting called by Full Sail’s lawyer and told to change our name. The situation could have broken us were it not for you, the Gorge community — our family.

Letters to the Editor for March 26

CL needs jobs; ‘Rich’ response; ‘Remain calm’; more

JIM DRAKE’S ENTERTAINMENT BLOG: Local stories; jazz music combine for pod-cast format inspired show

Lyrics to songs usually tell stories, and music certainly can create feeling for those stories — but the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is taking a new step in their repertoire by presenting original music integrated with pre-recorded narration during their live show.

Flags lowered: Victims of the attack in Brussels

Gov. Kate Brown ordered on Tuesday that all flags at Oregon public institutions be flown at half-mast until sunset on Saturday, March 26 as a mark of respect for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Letters to the Editor for March 23

Disrespectful; See Stuart art; Short term rental issue; more

STR progress: Commission gets down to business, should retrace steps on sub-renter idea

Slow, but specific, progress was made in Monday’s Planning Commission continued hearing on short term rental (STR) regulations. The commission meets again April 4 to continue deliberations on what is a laborious, minutiae-filled process.

Editor's Notebook: Is Duke a four-gone conclusion? Will Ducks get blue in the face?

Bracket-heads used four-letter words over the weekend.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Thinking outside of the box on music theory

I’m reading a terrific book right now. It’s terrific because, well, when you get to read translations of very old manuscripts about super-important stuff — and even find analogies to music that can tie into the current Instrumental art show — I’d call that terrific.

Letters to the Editor for March 19

Short term rentals; Caution needed; more

Letters to the Editor for March 16

A gracious man; A case of appearance; Come to Oregon; more

Project Graduation: Now is the time to offer to help an important community effort

Yes, that is Spring Break sneaking up on us.

ANOTHER VOICE: Saving our snowpack requires fossil-free economic engines

Few have forgotten the anguish of stunted crops and terror of devastating forest fires last year because of the meager snowpack that yielded paltry irrigation water and tinder-dry soils. The snowpack was far below normal last year, not for lack of precipitation (which was normal), but because of how unusually warm it was. Much more of the mountain precipitation fell as rain rather than snow.

Letters to the Editor for March 12

Walden’s Internet; No room; Check out art scene; more

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