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Danger Zones: Motorists, pedestrians beware

Steep hills, narrow streets, and prolific foliage help give Hood River its beauty and character.

Letters to the Editor for June 25

‘Respected Senators’; Hands tied; Society’s decay; Please change parking lot size

ANOTHER VOICE: Are we experiencing an epidemic?

We pay large amounts of money to watch people kill one another on giant movie theater screens.

Letters to the Editor for June 21

Look at laws; Guns and values; Magic bullets; Coal harms

On Letters: Keep them coming

We are often asked, “How do you decide which letters to print?”

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ANOTHER VOICE: ‘An exponential increase’: Hazards of train transport of fossil fuel bring mayor’s analytic protest

As mayor of Hood River, I am frequently called upon to take a stand on issues. As someone with strong opinions, you’d think this would be easy, but there’s a bit of subtlety required. As a citizen I am entitled to my strong opinions on any topic; as mayor of Hood River I am careful to limit myself to issues where the mayor and council have a legitimate policy concern under our city charter.

Flags Lowered: Reynolds High School, Seattle Pacific University shootings

Gov. John Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to be lowered and flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 17.

Talk Trolley

Talk about an intriguing rollout.

Letters to the Editor for June 18

Travesty; Help the mentally ill; Traffic problems

Letters to the Editor for June 14

Do something; Warfighter rights; Heightened awareness; more

Fire Watch: Hot times ahead

Round one is over.

ANOTHER VOICE: Break the ‘dirty’ connection: time for corporations to pay up

When the discussion comes to funding schools, streets and infrastructure, a common theme is to assess some tax or fee that doesn’t include big business. Governor Kitzhaber says he wants revenue reform and a state sales tax, but in a recent “special session” gave Nike a 30-year tax break. In Portland, commissioners proposed a residential street fee to fix potholes. No proposal I’m aware of demands that big business stop freeloading on the public.

Letters to the Editor for June 11

Missing Mike; Questionable; Credit due; Retire Merkley