Not every success registers as a medal or trophy, and any success is best viewed as a work in progress.
A Sunday cartoon resonated with me, following a fun event on Friday night.
Stan Benson of Hood River quietly exited the Hood River County Planning Commission this week after 25 years of service. Benson deserves thanks for a quarter-century of service in what is largely a thankless role.
Keeping kids safe is the basic goal with our annual “Just Say No!/Soli Di No” special section in this edition.
John Kitzhaber has cleared out his desk and Gov. Kate Brown faces the tough challenge of picking up the pieces, rebuilding faith and fostering legislation. She’s as able as any public servant in the state and all Oregonians should wish her the best in a time when the state needs steady leadership.
The circumstances surrounding Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s decision to leave office today remain cloudy at best, but the governor made the right move. Kitzhaber was simply a distraction at a time when state lawmakers need focus.
By now, the wave building toward the Salem beach has probably crashed.
The unseasonably warm weather we’ve seen points us even earlier than usual toward spring.
The amenities and upgrades on State Street are visible now that the Urban Renewal streetscape project is done: new pavement, better and wider sidewalks, underground utilities, landscaping, and pedestrian plazas featuring benches, drinking fountains, and more.
A recent visit to Eugene took me to some interesting intersections, figuratively and literally.
Driverless cars may be a thing of the future, but do we need more clueless voters?
Football fans around Oregon are gearing up for this weekend’s Super Bowl match-up on Sunday as our neighbors to the north defend their title in the big event.
Who thinks about the football?
Checking the Hood River Bridge lift cables for strength and alignment is a timely metaphor for a political process, about to begin, that spans the Columbia River. Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles), has recently introduced a bill he hopes will boost both the act’s and the commission’s profiles with his colleagues in the State Legislature and help support the commission as it struggles to obtain enough funding to adequately carry out its federally-mandated duties (story, page A1).
No matter where you live in Hood River County, opportunities to serve are right at hand.
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