Walden: Making progress together for our region and state

The biggest disagreements and loudest voices got most of the attention during this last session of Congress, from filibusters to failed websites, immigration to ISIL.

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Je Suis Charlie

“What happened in Paris today is a devastating shock for France, and for the freedom of the Press.”

SleevesUp: A new way to support the vital need for blood donations

Plenty of people let their hair down or let a seam out as they celebrated over the holidays.

Sober tips: Enforcement awaits, but avoiding intoxicated driving is the best measure

We can all find a reason to celebrate, or commiserate, at the end of the old year and the start of the new one.

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Wonderful Day: Recent radio play brings a new meaning to an Old Christmas classic

Hundreds of people heard a new Christmas song this season.

Round Table: ‘I just wish Ricky Ricardo had lived to see the day’

The ridiculous met the sublime last week in international matters.

Free parking?

It’s a reality, and a good thing for everyone this holiday season

What do you mean, free parking?

Project Help: Christmas Project can use help as it reaches the home stretch

Roughly one in five children in Oregon is part of a family that is at or below the poverty line.

Neon golf?

It’s just one fun community event to enjoy in and around Hood River

Several unique opportunities for community are found this week.

ANOTHER VOICE: Toxic fish in the Columbia River? Take a second look

On Sept. 30, The Hood River News published a Columbia Riverkeeper press release summarizing a three-year study of chemical contamination in eight species (10 samples) of Columbia Basin fish.

Round Table: On the drive from college, not just another roadside attraction

I think there’s a connection between the fact that I learned you can see snow-capped peaks from Eugene on Sunday and a phone hang-up I got on Monday.

On Letters: Keep them coming, keep them shorter

At the end of this month we will publish our annual list of all the people who have written letters to “Our Readers Write” in the past year.

Two meetings: College board should take comments

Two public meetings on vital topics happen on Tuesday.

Food needed: Now is the time to give to FISH

Our occasional “Meals with Meaning” features have lately given us the chance to inform the community of a number of community service efforts based on or around food.

Neighborly: Meadows deserves credit for decision

Mid-November, when most of us “think snow,” is a time of hope and anticipation of that return to hill, and the exhilaration and camaraderie of skiing and snowboarding on the slopes and trails of Mt. Hood and environs.