STR progress: Commission gets down to business, should retrace steps on sub-renter idea

Slow, but specific, progress was made in Monday’s Planning Commission continued hearing on short term rental (STR) regulations. The commission meets again April 4 to continue deliberations on what is a laborious, minutiae-filled process.

Editor's Notebook: Is Duke a four-gone conclusion? Will Ducks get blue in the face?

Bracket-heads used four-letter words over the weekend.

Project Graduation: Now is the time to offer to help an important community effort

Yes, that is Spring Break sneaking up on us.

Look upon it: Hate crimes in our community

Flags Lowered: First Lady Nancy Reagan

Among the forgiving words of Kozen Sampson are these: “You never think it will happen in your neighborhood and affect you personally. How many of us have let these things go by, even if just in our own mind, having these kind of thoughts rather than taking people as they come.”

Editor's Notebook: Getting back to that letter-a-day affix-tion

Just as I did in 2003 and in 2005, I am writing a letter a day.

Razor’s Edge: HRVHS robotics team success speaks well for the entire program

The good news about local robotics comes with a handy lesson in Latin.

Election Time: Key dates draw near for voters, and for potential candidates

The heavy attention that presidential politics receives in the media this year can draw attention away from other important election-year matters.

Yasui Day: Extend the honor to a brave advocate

Oregon Legislature is considering a proposal that is a deserving honor for the most stellar civil rights advocate in Oregon history.

Flags Lowered: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Gov. Kate Brown on Monday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until the day of internment in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13.

Editorial: Pool Queue

Take a breath, and talk about, the public pool’s role in the community.

School Bond: District crafts a solid plan to put before voters this spring

The Hood River County School District Board of Directors is poised to make a major decision for children tonight.

Flags Lowered: Seaside Police Sgt. Jason Goodding

Gov. Kate Brown has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Feb. 12, in honor of Seaside Police Sgt. Jason Goodding.

MAILS and Marijuana: Legislators right to work to stamp out a bad, old regulation

Great acronym, great move: the Marijuana Advertising in Legal States (MAILS) Act has made its legislative debut, courtesy of Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and their state counterparts, Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici.

Staying Alive: ‘AED’ is the latest example of many ways firefighters serve the county

Local firefighters found a fitting alternate meaning of the acronym AED — which officially means automatic external defibrillator, but now also stands for “Amazing Ellen Dittebrandt” for the firefighter (and artist, and athlete) who was a cornerstone of Hood River Fire & EMS and lead CPR instructor who tragically died in August 2014.

Flags Lowered: LCpl. Ty L. Hart

Governor Kate Brown has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of Lance Corporal Ty L. Hart on Saturday, Jan. 30,the date of his memorial service.