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Letters to the editor for Aug. 2

Thanks for art; Not convinced; more

ANOTHER VOICE: Legislation would turn LEED certification even greener

Earlier this summer, I attended the dedication ceremony for Insitu’s new production facility at Bingen Point. Not only will this building play a key role in the future of tech manufacturing in our area, but it meets high standards for energy efficiency and sustainability, and qualified for a high score by LEED for its construction and design.

River Psychology: Vigil, exhibit put focus on our environment

The recent musical presented by CAST, “Urinetown,” odd title aside, served as a playful, yet pointed, commentary on human resistance to sustainable practices.

On Letters: Keep them coming — clarified

We know of a major retailer that has begun soliciting residents who would like to write letters to the editor on its behalf.

Letters to the editor for July 30

Invest in parking;Lot disappoints; RC park inappropriate; more

Another Voice: The work goes on to close the gender equality gap

As you glance through our annual Women in Business supplement (in this issue), you would be forgiven for thinking women are doing just fine in the workforce — but the gender gap persists.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Interesting influences for Great Elk

When I spoke to Paul Basile the other day, a band leader and songwriter for the indie-folk band Great Elk, I wasn’t expecting him to mention Billy Joel as an influential artist. But when he did, the insight brought a smile to my face and revived memories of seeing a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.

Letters to the editor for July 26

Protect our trees; Don’t sell waterfront; Free parking for all; Thanks for Lyme articles; Informed caveman

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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 July 23

GOP: Stop blocking ACA; Only one question

Fair Time: Look for the soul of the fair

All roads lead to the fair this week.

State of the City: Health of Hood River requires ‘world class planning’

Arthur Babitz presented his final State of the City Address to Hood River Rotary on July 17. It is edited slightly for space reasons.

Letters to the editor for July 19

Re-think venues; Keep calm; Spay feral cats; Old menu meets new

Give Blood

During the summer, blood donations typically drop off dramatically as donors go on vacation and schools close, but the need for blood never takes a holiday.

ANOTHER VOICE: The 1993 birth of the Hood River Port Event Site

Percy Jensen of Hood River served as Port Commissioner from 1973-1993. He recently wrote this short history of how the Event Site came to be built and developed into the centerpiece of the windsurfing culture in the Gorge.