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Voting rolls: Give automatic DMV method a pass, for now

Driverless cars may be a thing of the future, but do we need more clueless voters?

Sunday drinking: Keep The Beast on the field; after halftime, pass the dessert

Football fans around Oregon are gearing up for this weekend’s Super Bowl match-up on Sunday as our neighbors to the north defend their title in the big event.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 31

Services denied; Road suggestion; more

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 28

Protect water rights; State Street concerns; Punchbowl questions

Editor’s notebook: Two bits on XLIX and 50

Who thinks about the football?

It all makes sense to me!

I would like to extend an apology to Rep. Greg Walden and his wife, Mylene, for a tasteless joke I made at their expense in my last published column.

HB 2039: A helpful connection

Checking the Hood River Bridge lift cables for strength and alignment is a timely metaphor for a political process, about to begin, that spans the Columbia River. Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles), has recently introduced a bill he hopes will boost both the act’s and the commission’s profiles with his colleagues in the State Legislature and help support the commission as it struggles to obtain enough funding to adequately carry out its federally-mandated duties (story, page A1).

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 24

Missed the point; Real State of Union; Children’s story

ANOTHER VOICE: Leos are 700,000 containers and counting

Two years ago, in this space, I was happy to report on the Leos first Saturday collection of deposit bottles and cans in the Rosauers’ parking lot. At that time, the project had collected 400,000 containers since its beginning in 2009. Now, two years later, I am happy to report that the Leos are still collecting beverage containers and those nickel deposits continue to add up. This month, the Leos surpassed 700,000 containers. That’s $35,000 worth of nickels — every dollar going back to local groups and activities in our community.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 21

Warmest year on record; Know options; more

Board work: Elected or appointed, public service opportunities abound

No matter where you live in Hood River County, opportunities to serve are right at hand.

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Ten years after tragedy, fond memories endure

It is hard to believe that 10 years ago a horrible plane crash claimed the lives of three young men from the Hood River community: my husband Chris Jones, who owned Son-Rise Development, Paul Linck, the pilot of our plane, and Brook Campbell, who owned Rockin’ the Gorge, a local drywall company.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 17

Protesting point; Punchbowl Falls ‘a gem’; more

Service: The best way to remember Dr. King

We could fill dozens of editorial columns with the powerful words of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., from throughout his career serving his church, his community, and the nation.

Game time: Not the Ducks, but the House and Senate

The two squads will go head-to-head in a contest of strength and strategy.