Fruit A to Z: You can spell bounty many ways

Serious rain and wind in the area calls for the need for emergency preparation and travel caution — see page A11 for help with that.

Vital Content: The Web would be sparse landscape without newspapers

Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy.

Road safety: New focus on a county-city challenge

Speed and stop sign scofflaws are a chronic problem at the Markham-Barrett Road intersection, where a local woman and regular walker lost her life last week when she was struck by a vehicle.

Disc-uss: Morrison rezone could serve need for housing; work toward golf park relocation

The concept of rezoning Morrison Park for developing affordable housing merits support.

First Responders: Community should join governor in giving a well-earned thank you

Coming on the heels of solemn observances of 9/11 is Gov. Kate Brown’s proclamation that Sept. 21-27 is First Responder Appreciation Week.

Outside and In: This weekend, and beyond, we all have many avenues to help local programs

We say this is fall, but the calendar says summer for another week, and so does the community schedule for this weekend, a varied, quintessentially Hood River selection of things to do outdoors.

9/11: Our words, 15 years on

The 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies puts America’s major watershed moment at a strange place in time: almost a generation ago.

Why are you happy?

One Community Health embarks on a campaign to let your community know

Happiness is good for your health. A review of hundreds of studies has found compelling evidence that happier people have better overall health and live longer than their less happy peers. But the recipe and ingredients for this are variable things.

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Editor's Notebook: Home stretch in a stamp-strewn stroll through another age

As the year goes on, folks are trying to follow the script.

School Time: Ask yourself: ‘How can I help?’

The school year seems to have snuck up on us. You just got back from county fair, the car is only just unpacked from that last trip to Lost Lake, and you’re scrambling for school supplies.

No to Trump: What Greg Walden should say

No one is under any obligation to carry a flag someone else has cravenly dragged in the mud.

Editorial: Keeping On

Long-standing business anniversaries are a sign of community’s success

Editorial: Sustained business enterprises are critical to the lifeblood of any community, and Hood River County is blessed with an abundance of long-standing businesses, often family-owned ones that span generations.

Editor’s Notebook: Only Olympics can pit Flamingo v. Centurion

I have been watching some Olympics, and am about to get the gold medal in Shooting … myself in the foot.

Motor Memory: Signs help, but speed compliance should turn into a year-round, automatic routine

Crews repainting crosswalks and stop lines are one of those succinct reminders that one season is approaching a close and a new one is about to start.

Flags lowered: Victims of Cal-Ore Life Flight crash

Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff on Aug. 2 in honor of the Cal-Ore Life Flight patient and crew members who lost their lives while on a transport mission in Humboldt County, Calif., on Friday, July 29.



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