Overheard: “This time of year you can’t get them to do anything.” That was one high school teacher to another, Monday morning as students returned to class following Spring Break.
I have lived in Hood River for almost 11 years, and this is the first place I’ve ever loved. Coming from Seattle, I had to learn a few things to settle into the community. If you’re new to small town life, this advice is for you.
I often wonder how many Oregonians understand they are players in an “Education Game,” and if they understood the game, could we finally win it?
Hood River City Council is right to be notching up its tobacco use policy.
Position 5 candidate; Sense and sensibility; Punchbowl parking lot?; more
No oil trains; No public hedging
Flags Lowered: David Frohnmayer
She stands there, patient, dedicated, and stately, never wavering, save her undesired glacial melting.
As a junior in high school, graduation requirements are on the mind. One thing that is very close at hand is the new standardized state test, Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium or SBAC for short.
It seems like yesterday I was celebrating birthday number 40, but to me time feels like it’s speeding by at a faster rate. I mean, it seemed like I just blinked my eyes and the last season of Downton Abbey was already wrapping up. What was that, anyway, a total of six weeks?
Not convinced; Enlightenment; Cut swearing; more
Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation. Journalists of every stripe – cartoonists to commentators to hard news reporters – have been in on it. And not just journalists, but politicians, educators and librarians, as well as members of nonprofits and civic groups.
My husband and I enjoyed yet another year celebrating the Hood River Library and its role in our community March 7 during the Feast of Words fundraiser.
Question price on carbon; Carbon tax ‘practical’; Contact legislators; Help Oregon’s K-12 Kids
Any hiker knows the feeling of climbing on scree.
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