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River Psychology: Vigil, exhibit put focus on our environment

The recent musical presented by CAST, “Urinetown,” odd title aside, served as a playful, yet pointed, commentary on human resistance to sustainable practices.

On Letters: Keep them coming — clarified

We know of a major retailer that has begun soliciting residents who would like to write letters to the editor on its behalf.

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Danger Zones: Motorists, pedestrians beware

Steep hills, narrow streets, and prolific foliage help give Hood River its beauty and character.

Fair Time: Look for the soul of the fair

All roads lead to the fair this week.

Give Blood

During the summer, blood donations typically drop off dramatically as donors go on vacation and schools close, but the need for blood never takes a holiday.

Editorial -- It’s hot: Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed

Three-digit temperatures are on the horizon. Health districts and Centers for Disease Control are reminding people to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses, such as heat cramps, heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

Public Service: Elected office and planning commission offer opportunities

The long days of early summer might be a time to sit on the deck and ponder such things as the sunset, the price of gasoline, your vacation plans, or the MLB All-Star roster.

Danger Zones: Motorists, pedestrians beware

13th and Taylor streets, on the Heights

Steep hills, narrow streets, and prolific foliage help give Hood River its beauty and character.

Safe 4th: Fireworks rules of engagement

Conditions are dry and getting drier, and local fire officials are girding for action over the July 4 weekend.

Honoring Old Glory

"The flag of the United States is the emblem of our identity as a separate nation, which the United States of America has been for more than 200 years. Therefore, citizens should stand at attention and salute when their flag is passing in a parade or being hoisted or lowered.”

Code Up: Good decision at the county

Hood River County’s decision to fund a code enforcement officer is a good one for its citizens.

Danger Zones: Motorists, pedestrians beware

Steep hills, narrow streets, and prolific foliage help give Hood River its beauty and character.

On Letters: Keep them coming

We are often asked, “How do you decide which letters to print?”