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Labor Day: Sept. 1 is WWII’s 75th anniversary

Danger Zone: Slow down on Fairview Drive

Labor Day is more than a day for barbecues and the last day of school vacation. Coming on the first Monday in September, it is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

2014-15: Schedule changes mark the start of a fresh school year

Friday’s Blue-Gold night started the school year off well.

Sign Code: ‘Signs, signs, everywhere a yard sign …’

Election Filing: Monday’s the final day

What if all your hard-earned garage sale proceeds went to paying off a city fine for those signs you illegally stuck on power poles?

Editorial: The sweet Looking beyond the bitter

This is the season of the bittersweet. Minds are on the return to school, a fact favored by parents and regretted by most kids. This is the time of year when wind sports enthusiasts are still looking for a good ride, but typically see glassy water. The lack of moving air aggravates the already warm temperatures.

Filing time: Candidates needed in Hood River and Cascade Locks

Flags Lowered: Firefighter Matthew Goodnature

Gentle reminder, for anyone who’s ever considered a run for local public office.

Teen health: This month, schedule a checkup and clearance for sports

Those “Back to School” sale signs are not the only thing telling us that the school season is on its way back.

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.