The cost of renting or buying a home is increasingly out of reach for all of us. Our housing affordability challenge puts us at risk of losing what has made the Gorge, and our diverse hometowns, a wonderful place to live, work and play.
An incredibly important discussion is happening in Hood River city hall right now. Hiding behind the dry name “Buildable Lands Inventory and Housing Needs Analysis” is a study which raises fundamental questions about what kind of community we will have in coming decades. The report looks at the cost and availability of housing for our growing city over the next 20 years, and the picture it paints isn’t pretty.
Imagine this; Size doesn’t matter?; more
Two weekend community events deserve highlighting for their local and regional significance.
Class size thoughts; Call to leaders; ‘Good work’
What we saw hanging in the air around us Friday puts a twist on the old saying: “There’s smoke, where’s the fire?”
It’s a great thing when you see the connection between two apparently unconnected news items you read in the newspaper. (That kind of serendipity just doesn’t happen as well when you read online, can’t explain why.)
Good ol’ days; ‘Sad sight’; more
Estate sales are always bittersweet things, and in its own unique way that is certainly the case with the one at landmark Rasmussen Farms.
Church League softball ended another season last week.
Support food labeling; ‘Yes, he ran’
At the request of President Obama, Governor Kate Brown, on July 21, ordered flags lowered to half-staff at all public institutions until sunset on Saturday, July 25 in honor of the victims of the Chattanooga shootings.
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Pet reminder; Honor Roll; Do part
Bear with me a bit as we take a look at how it would be to be confined to a small room.
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