As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions, until sunset on the day of internment.
In every issue of the Hood River News, the “Our Readers Write” column is a vital part of the community forum.
Today is World Pear Day — certainly an event to celebrate in Hood River County.
NORTH POLE – Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter, complete with a North Pole postmark.
Throughout Oregon, on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., houses of worship and fire departments are asked to observe the 21- second moment of silence and/or toll bells 21 times to commemorate the sacrifice of the Unknown Soldier interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
Hood River Warming Shelter, the winter service of the non-profit Hood River Shelter Services, faces an 11th hour search for a place that can serve as a shelter for homeless members of the community, from November through March.
Serious rain and wind in the area calls for the need for emergency preparation and travel caution — see page A11 for help with that.
Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy.
Speed and stop sign scofflaws are a chronic problem at the Markham-Barrett Road intersection, where a local woman and regular walker lost her life last week when she was struck by a vehicle.
The concept of rezoning Morrison Park for developing affordable housing merits support.
Coming on the heels of solemn observances of 9/11 is Gov. Kate Brown’s proclamation that Sept. 21-27 is First Responder Appreciation Week.
We say this is fall, but the calendar says summer for another week, and so does the community schedule for this weekend, a varied, quintessentially Hood River selection of things to do outdoors.
The 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies puts America’s major watershed moment at a strange place in time: almost a generation ago.
One Community Health embarks on a campaign to let your community know
Happiness is good for your health. A review of hundreds of studies has found compelling evidence that happier people have better overall health and live longer than their less happy peers. But the recipe and ingredients for this are variable things.