Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Feb. 19 in honor of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County’s intentions are good when it comes to the 2 percent sales tax idea, and it has done a reasonably good job of demonstrating need between the late January mailer and county administrator Jeff Hecksel’s description of the county’s fiscal straits, prior to the Feb. 5 hearing.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
The quote is one I ran across just days after I had mentioned to my friend Dave Henehan that I was reading a short story a day in 2018. Dave had recommended Borges’ fiction, and the Argentine writer is definitely on my list.February 10, 2018 midnight read more..
In a recent National Geographic article about good and evil (January 2018), the steps leading up to genocide are discussed. How do these horrors happen? The Armenians in Turkey, Jews in Nazi Germany, Cambodians slaughtering Cambodians in the killing fields, Rwanda tribal massacres, and ISIS atrocities world-wide, to name a few, in which hundreds of thousands or millions of people have been systematically exterminated.February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
In recent weeks we’ve made a few subtle changes to our print version and given the website (hoodrivernews.com) a crisp new look. In whatever form you read us, our continued hope is that readers will have little or no trouble finding us or finding out how to reach us, and make use of our services.February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
I am a naturalized U.S. citizen, born and raised in Africa. After over a decade in Europe, intermingled with studies in the U.S., I immigrated to this country 30 years ago. I have been a researcher and educator for over three decades and am an elected commissioner in a local water district. My wife (originally from South America, also a naturalized citizen) and I vote regularly, conscious of having lived where voting was not free.January 31, 2018 midnight read more..
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