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Carrying ‘Carol’

A moral fable and one of the world’s most enduring ghost stories, one known best as novel, started as a series of tales told around coal fires. “A Christmas Carol,” known the world over for its entertaining and moving account of Ebenezer Scrooge, began as a serial, author Charles Dickens reading to London audiences. True power and impact originates with small groups of people gathered together. Dickens’ landmark, so beloved “at this time of the rolling year,” grew from such places.

December 23, 2017 midnight read more..


Another Voice: ‘Stop placing profits ahead of safety’ on railroads

In the wake of Amtrak 501’s derailment earlier this week, we are once again reminded of the importance of incorporating modern technology to drastically improve outcome and, in some cases, prevent derailment altogether. Mosier Mayor Arlene Burns submitted this Another Voice, and mayors and council members from six other Oregon and Washington cities signed it.

December 23, 2017 midnight read more..
       

Hood River Bridge replacement: Understanding the WHATs

Replacing the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge, spanning a federal waterway, connecting two states, and likely costing over $250 million is a complex and risky undertaking. Recent letters to the editor reflect the understandable desire to replace the bridge, and do it quickly. The port shares this objective.

December 13, 2017 midnight read more..


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