Something totally unexpected happened Friday at the gym.
The American Lung Association recommends that all homes be tested for radon
The winter can be a dangerous time of year for people living with high levels of radon in their homes. This time of year, radon levels can soar as residents keep their windows closed and spend more time indoors.
No thanks!; Water and jobs
Jan. 13 is AMBER Alert Day in Oregon.
A national petition having gone viral garnering more than 600 signatures (http://chn.ge/1aua7js), highlights a concerted effort by clinicians, patients and advocates who are asking a subcommittee of the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Evidence Review Commission to allow Oregon Medicaid to cover diagnosis and treatments for fibromyalgia. Oregon is the only U.S. state that excludes Medicaid coverage of fibromyalgia.
Changing times; How ironic; Beliefs vs. rights; more
This is award season. We refer not to Oscars and Globes, but something more important: local service awards such as those coming out later this month courtesy of Hood River Chamber Commerce, and this spring, and beyond, from other groups.
(If you didn’t see episode 1 of the new Downton Abbey series, don’t read this yet.)
What I called Classicalia is over. But as with a good piece of music, the melody remains. On Jan. 1, 2013, I listened to U2’s “New Year’s Day,” as I do every NYD, and then switched to Bach, Beethoven and beyond for the rest of the year.
Our sense of history, and place, gets two major stimuli this week. Gorge Owned hosts Hood River Mayor and history enthusiast Arthur Babitz at Springhouse Cellar Winery on Jan. 8 for the next “Sense of Place” lecture series. Babitz will explore the rich and well-documented past of Hood River using photographic archives of The History Museum of Hood River County.
Letters to the Editor for Jan. 4, 2013
It is the beginning of the New Year, 2014. I watch you as you board your school bus on this cold January morning. I am filled with precious memories of our family time in the last weeks of December. Like a lot of other families, we gave gifts to each other. I had this dream that I would find the perfect gift for you both. In the dream, as you open it, out bursts a light cloud that fills your lungs as you look inside. You breathe in this gift — and it miraculously offers you the promise of a long and healthful future. It is the gift of a healthy, life-giving planet.
Letters to the Editor
A note to me from my pal who flunked spelling said: “Bil, I hait polly ticks!” Polly ticks? Would that be Parrot Parasites?
Health, safety, and postage stamps
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