The power of manners: A Southern recipe for coping with conflict

It was my mother who saw to it that my education regarding things “Southern” began by comparing and contrasting everything with the single word: Yankee.

Post-election message from ‘Mayor for all of us’

To the residents of Hood River (incluido mis vecinos latinos):

Superintendent’s Letter: Schools will remain places that ‘promote opportunity and learning’

We are fortunate to live in a wonderful, supportive and diverse community. In fact, in my three-and-a-half years of living in Hood River, I’ve been struck by your caring, neighborly and giving nature. Our willingness to try to understand one another, to learn from each other, and to honor and celebrate our cultural differences gives me great pride and fulfillment as your school superintendent.

To those who shall have borne the battle: fulfilling the promise

Veterans Day message from the VA

Veterans Day celebrates and honors the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of the nearly 22 million living Americans who served our nation in uniform — at home and abroad — during times of both war and peace.

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‘Sorry to be blunt, but voting third party is a wasted vote’

Growing up in a Canadian family in the United States, it was never really in my blood to be political in any way. My parents have never been able to vote in this country, so the conversation didn’t come up much.

Another Voice: The Oregon Promise vision keeps getting clearer

It’s not often that a legislator comes face to face with the benefits of the policies he or she has passed into law. I had such an experience last month when I was able to address a room full of students at Columbia Gorge Community College, who are the first cohort of Oregon Promise students in the Gorge.

Another Voice: Community of caring, and the public issue of homelessness

For the past six years, hundreds of local volunteers have provided services to our neighbors who are homeless through the Hood River Warming Shelter.

Another Voice: Why I’m voting yes on Ballot Measure 97

I’m voting yes on Measure 97 because:

The text of City of Hood River Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolution

Declare the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the City of Hood River and encourage other institutions to recognize the Day

Another Voice: Look ‘behind the curtain’ at the high cost of Measure 97

We’re in the home stretch of this year’s election cycle, and, probably like many of you, I’m looking forward to it being over as soon as possible. This has been one of the most polarizing and divisive elections I’ve ever witnessed — and, according to polls, many of you feel the same way I do. I make my voting decisions based on my personal beliefs and principles and in some races this year, it’s very hard to find a choice

Red Cross urges donations during National Preparedness Month

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.

ANOTHER VOICE: Do teachers’ climate change beliefs influence students?

A North Carolina State University study of middle school science classes explored whether teachers’ beliefs about climate change influenced students’ perceptions.

‘Monitoring a Bleeding Heart’: How we can stop nonprofits from failing the Syrian people

Almost six months ago, a nongovernmental organization (NGO), operating in Turkey, hired me to monitor and evaluate its projects for Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons. Fresh out of college, with no prior experience in nonprofit work, I was unprepared to discover how the system fails, and even hurts the Syrian people.

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Modern Home Tour Sept. 24: Event in White Salmon area serves underprivileged kids

“How is a child going to focus and excel at school if they are burdened with worries that no child should be burdened with?”

One driver's plea: School, and buses, are back – remember the rules of the road

With school starting this week, we again find children walking and riding their bicycles to school. Also those big yellow buses are on our streets and roads picking up and delivering children to and from home to school. While walking to and from the bus stop, waiting at the bus stop and crossing the street to get on the bus, these children are put at risk due to inattentive drives.


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