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Wyden joins colleagues urging gun violence research renewal

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., joined 26 of his Senate colleagues Oct. 11 in urging the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to renew a recently lapsed funding opportunity for firearm violence research.

Harvest Home: At the festival or along the valley, time to sample all the local goodness

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Hood River County is one of those blessed places where the harvest happens close to home, and we all have the opportunity to celebrate it.

Editor's Notebook: The final chapters in one man’s 12 books in 12 months reading goal

“When you come to think of it, real life largely consists of things that never make it into the papers.”

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Preparing to evacuate: ‘What Did You Pack?’

Eagle Creek fire and all its impacts have gripped the attention of everyone in the Gorge since Sept. 2. This was most true for the hundreds of residents who either had to evacuate their homes in early- and mid-September, or who lived in areas subject to evacuation alerts.

Editor’s Notebook: Helping kids be better readers is a SMART move

I won an award and haven’t even bragged about it to my brothers.

‘Overwhelming enthusiasm’: Community comes together for firefighters

Our community responded with overwhelming enthusiasm last week after the Hood River News asked for items of need for our fire crews and emergency responders.

Seasonal carousel: do not change the page on your calendar …

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Things are confusing, with smoke filling the air and cool temps inverting like fall on the heels of summer heat.

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Trail mix: a few observations on a Labor Day weekend beset by wildfire

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An ongoing event such as the Eagle Creek/Indian Creek fire will produce many stories. After two days covering the event in Cascade Locks and environs, here are a few observations, with no pretense of having personally experienced hardship or difficulty.

USPS Bill: Slow mail costs money

Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?

Editorial: Watch List

Early this summer the City of Hood River took the welcome step of identifying what it called the “Big Six” intersections.

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Two guys, one contested parking space, two police officers: one wonders

The paper was out and an otherwise quiet Tuesday afternoon brought a scanner call I just had to go check out: two drivers refusing to relinquish one parking spot. What we heard was that one guy was preparing to back into a space when another guy squeezed in and stole it from behind. But both were stuck at angles, and blocking traffic.

Eclipse Planning: Careful planning is well-advised

Eclipse Begins: 9:04 a.m. on Aug. 21.

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6 to Watch: Engage the city street safety survey

Subject: Street safety, and problem intersections as viewed by the community. Kudos to the City of Hood River for putting a Monkey on its back.

Editor's Notebook: By George, one’s own name is a basic sweet spot in your sense of identity

“Maybe each of us is Cain to some Abel, and slays him in the field without knowing it through the things he does to him, the things he says to him, and the things he should say and doesn’t.” — Primo Levi

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