Memorial Day: Take a moment Monday, in honored remembrance

Saluting our fallen can happen in many forms.

The ’15 for 15’: This challenge helps our grads

Flags Lowered: Cpl. Ben Lee Brown

The concept is a simple one:

‘Like’ Local: Keeping your money close to home helps everyone

Honoring Peace Officers

Hood River is now a year-round destination, as publications including Sunset magazine have recently noted.

Time to Vote: Election is Tuesday, but Thursday is also a critical day for ballots

The May 19 ballot covers a lot of ground for one piece of paper.

Good Parents: Resources rise for local families

There’s a scene in the play “Good People,” on stage at CAST, in which two friends from the same South Boston neighborhood debate why one of them succeeded in life and the other didn’t — how one got “a leg up.” Hard work is one thing, but to what extent do circumstances determine how we fare later on?

PERS rides in State should deal with it before the next Session

The State of Oregon might look at Friday’s worrisome news on PERS as an opportunity.

Choosing Tools: Hunger, and now housing

Thousands of our neighbors will get a major help next month with nutrition challenges they may face, via the opening of the FISH headquarters on Tucker Road.

The spectrum: Final weekend of Blossom Time is fun, but more than that

This weekend is the third of three for Blossom Time, which has evolved into a multi-faceted critical mass of activities and events by groups that are vital to the Hood River community.

Green acts count

This is Earth Day, though plenty has happened last weekend and will happen this weekend as the greater Gorge community rallies around the need to conserve, reduce, and help the earth recover.

Victim’s name release was a mistake not to be repeated

Last week the Hood River News did something that should not have happened: we published the name of a victim of a felony abuse crime.

A Blossom Welcome

How do you rebrand a fruit blossom?

Town Hall: In a classroom setting, local officials talk education and more

Monday’s pre-town hall meeting with Sen. Jeff Merkley (story, A1) was well-attended, and as effective a half-hour gathering of a group of public officials as you could ever expect to see.

Proclamation: Governor Kate Brown names April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Governor Kate Brown encourages the citizens of Oregon to join communities around the nation in proclaiming April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is dedicated to raising awareness of child abuse and neglect and the factors that create risk.

‘Back to School’: Make your voice, or presence, known

Overheard: “This time of year you can’t get them to do anything.” That was one high school teacher to another, Monday morning as students returned to class following Spring Break.