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AP fact check: Trump claims on Russia probe aren’t adding up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some things aren’t adding up in President Donald Trump’s account of the investigation into his campaign’s relationship with Russians, an inquiry he says “I respect,” yet considers a “witch hunt.”

Morrison Park: Yes to re-zone, but dig in first

Monday night, Morrison Park re-zone should get city council okay.

The story so far: on schedule in ‘12 novels in 12 months’

"How much easier it is to move many than to move the few.”

See Follies: Four strong reasons to attend a classic community event

Lions Follies is a great Hood River tradition that deserves the support of a large audience.

Editor’s Notebook: Those letters, ‘stupid’ or not, keep the conversations going

Last week I received a letter from a Hood River retiree who chided me for typos and other journalistic deficiencies, and for my occasional practice of writing about that fact that I enjoy sending letters and postcards. That’s fine, happy for the feedback, and everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Rest ACHA: Trump and GOP need to give health care reform more time; Greg Walden must connect with his constituents

President Donald Trump said this week, “We have a chance to do something fantastic, to do something amazing,” referring to pending health care legislation, aka American Health Care Act.

Filing Time: March 16 deadline approaches; new public servants are needed

How did Hood River County’s two state legislators get their start in politics?

HR Bridge: ‘The time is now’ to replace this critical, yet outdated, regional span

The Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge opened on Dec. 9, 1924, when Calvin Coolidge was president. Within a year, 79,545 cars, 67 stage coaches, 3,920 livestock and 3,764 bicycles had crossed the river. In 1939, the lift span was installed after construction of Bonneville Dam. World War II began that year in Europe.

Editor's Notebook: Inside a tense moment during an otherwise peaceful protest march

Oblige me while I weigh in on a letter to the editor published during my week of vacation at the end of February.

Filing Time: Now is the time to get involved in the critical work of local politics

Local elections head into deep waters on May 16.

Honoring Loyalty: Oregon rightfully saves the date: Feb. 19: Our necessary ‘Day of Remembrance’

The words from 1980 echo today: the promulgation of Executive Order 9066 was not justified by military necessity and that the decision to issue the order was shaped by “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.”

Red Cross: Winter weather causes harmful shortage of needed blood supply

Shortages of tire chains or sidewalk ice melt are only part of the trying impacts of prolonged winter weather.

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Editor’s Notebook: Let’s hold a confab to sorta break the ice

NEWS ITEM: “The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station Tuesday after cutting a resupply channel through more than 60 miles of Antarctic ice. The Polar Star is America’s only operational heavy icebreaker that is capable of conducting the Antarctic resupply mission ...”

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Dedicated Delivery: In this tough winter, let your carrier know you care

Thank you for the continued dedication of our newspaper delivery crew.

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