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No to Trump: What Greg Walden should say

No one is under any obligation to carry a flag someone else has cravenly dragged in the mud.

Editorial: Keeping On

Long-standing business anniversaries are a sign of community’s success

Editorial: Sustained business enterprises are critical to the lifeblood of any community, and Hood River County is blessed with an abundance of long-standing businesses, often family-owned ones that span generations.

Editor’s Notebook: Only Olympics can pit Flamingo v. Centurion

I have been watching some Olympics, and am about to get the gold medal in Shooting … myself in the foot.

Motor Memory: Signs help, but speed compliance should turn into a year-round, automatic routine

Crews repainting crosswalks and stop lines are one of those succinct reminders that one season is approaching a close and a new one is about to start.

Flags lowered: Victims of Cal-Ore Life Flight crash

Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff on Aug. 2 in honor of the Cal-Ore Life Flight patient and crew members who lost their lives while on a transport mission in Humboldt County, Calif., on Friday, July 29.

Cool Thing: Punch Bowl is a gem, and help is needed

Our first heat wave since May happened this week, and Friday figured to be the hottest day in more than a month.

Local Impact: United Way helps, 'one person at a time'

The gathering is a short and simple one held every year: Columbia Gorge United Way’s summer social, when agencies receive the first of two checks for 2016-17.

Fair Time: Take time to see the many ways it shines

The theme of this year’s Hood River County Fair is “Carnival Lights and Country Nights,” which nicely summarizes two of the main reasons people flock to the event in Odell.

Flags Lowered: Victims in Nice, France, and Baton Rouge

Governor Kate Brown on Friday, July 15 ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in Nice, France, and Baton Rouge, La.

KB4C, 4U

The best events are the ones that start as acts of love, and so it is with the highly successful Kiteboarding 4 Cancer weekend that fills the Hood River waterfront July 15-17

Getting Around: Take a long, hard look at congestion and pedestrian-based solutions

A pedestrian bridge serving the west end of the waterfront was just one idea mentioned Monday in City Council applicant interviews (story, page A9). Not a new idea, but one worth renewing, especially as the city embarks on a long-range transportation management plan for the west side of the city.

Summer Travel: Know before you go: a few road tips

The Troutdale-to-Biggs paving project is coming in one week to the Interstate 84 section at Hood River.

Fire Works

Thanks for the Lions pyro show; public caution remains a high need

An explosive Fourth of July celebration yielded, gratefully, no major fires in thanks to cool weather and the vigilance of fire crews, and despite the bone-headed behavior of some people using illegal fireworks.

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Editor’s Notebook: For your consideration, a few parking ideas that have come of age

The obscure sport of Parking Your Age may be on its last legs, but with my birthday a month ago I got back into it.

Fire season is here: enjoy yourself, safely and legally

Hood River County Library District invites the community to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the libraries’ reopening at its “Star Wars birthday party” on Friday, July 1 from 5-7 p.m. (details on page A5) as just one part of First Friday, which features the STEM fair postponed from a month ago, two art openings, and plenty more happening downtown.

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