JIM DRAKE’S ENTERTAINMENT BLOG: Terry Robb’s blues still sound good after 29 years

Seeing Hood River “trending” nationally on Facebook the other day, and what it was trending for, made me so disheartened and mad, I actually used the word “jerk-wad” in a post.

Letters to the Editor for March 9

Too much logic; Always racist?; Yes to STRs; more

Look upon it: Hate crimes in our community

Flags Lowered: First Lady Nancy Reagan

Among the forgiving words of Kozen Sampson are these: “You never think it will happen in your neighborhood and affect you personally. How many of us have let these things go by, even if just in our own mind, having these kind of thoughts rather than taking people as they come.”

Editor's Notebook: Getting back to that letter-a-day affix-tion

Just as I did in 2003 and in 2005, I am writing a letter a day.

Letters to the Editor for March 5

'Taming of the Shrew' is must-see; Girls vs. boys; ‘Mistake’; more

Letters to the Editor for March 2

Say ‘yes we can’; Makes sense; Never-ending; more

Razor’s Edge: HRVHS robotics team success speaks well for the entire program

The good news about local robotics comes with a handy lesson in Latin.

ANOTHER VOICE: Courage: The ability to do something that you know is difficult

I admit it, I watched the Oscars Sunday night. I’d only seen two of the Best Picture nominees and couldn’t care less about who won for Best Costume Editing in an Animated Short. I tuned in because, not unlike a presidential primary debate, it can be wonderful theater to watch out-of-touch blowhards trying to “trend” with their “passion” for the crisis du jour.

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 27

‘Fix mess;' Will restore splendor; STR diversion; more

Election Time: Key dates draw near for voters, and for potential candidates

The heavy attention that presidential politics receives in the media this year can draw attention away from other important election-year matters.

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 24

Progress; Protecting Mount Hood; more

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 20

Gone; Telltale prints; more

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 17

Concerns; ‘Blunt reminder’

Yasui Day: Extend the honor to a brave advocate

Oregon Legislature is considering a proposal that is a deserving honor for the most stellar civil rights advocate in Oregon history.

Flags Lowered: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Gov. Kate Brown on Monday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until the day of internment in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13.