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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

Fire Season: The threat we all share

Fire season is back, amid hot temperatures in the Columbia Gorge.

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July 4: Making a successful parade better

Parade coordinator Tom Yates and his crew of Lion volunteers have done it again: the July 4 parade and Jackson Park festivities were a success, and a well-attended one. These events cannot happen without the help of volunteers, and the team really came through this year. What follows are a few comments on the event, and three suggestions for further improvement.

Fair Shares: Show your talents and interests

Over the next two weeks, school kids will be bringing home art, science, and writing and other projects after a year’s hard work and inspiration.

Editor's notebook: Back to Park Your Age, or, a warm day in Antarctica

Part trivia project, part exercise program, PYA is back.

Trail IQ: Ready? Set? Know before you go

What brings people to the Gorge? Chief among the reasons are the wonders of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and national forests on both sides of the river.

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.

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