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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?”

Flags Lowered: Reynolds High School, Seattle Pacific University shootings

Gov. John Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to be lowered and flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 17.

Talk Trolley

Talk about an intriguing rollout.

Fire Watch: Hot times ahead

Round one is over.

Our guns: What will we do next?

No matter the time or place, a shooting in a school or other public place is an event that touches us all.

aka Independence Day: Anyone can help in the celebration

Graduation’s past, school’s about to let out, what’s next?