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Resistance goes mainstream

When reality show celebrity Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential election, many of us who professionally and passionately work for peace and justice knew that it was once again time to ramp up nonviolent resistance.

HB 2131: ‘Insurance and protection that is needed’

Here is the full text of the letter from the City of Hood River to State Dist. 52 Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River). Copies were also sent to State Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River) and members of the House Energy and Environment Committee:

‘The pressure is great right now on the outside of the egg’

Ask a mother, “When is the worst pain of childbirth?” She might say right before the baby is born, the last push. This is the time of the most pain, the tearing, the bleeding, and with that push, the one becomes two.

Another Voice: Morrison Park rezone violates city law

Morrison Park, an existing city park zoned as Open Space, is an undeveloped jewel right in the middle of town that sits just north of Wasco and 20th streets. It is over five acres of undeveloped oak and pine woodland, a haven for wildlife, birds, and deer that use it as a corridor to get to the river under the freeway.

Red Cross encourages adding ‘give blood’ to holiday checklist

As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.

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Stay ready for winter: American Red Cross issues cold weather and heating safety tips

While the Red Cross encourages you to stay off the road if possible, if you have to drive in snow or freezing rain, follow these tips about how to drive safely in winter weather.

You can always hang up: State Revenue issues ‘tax security’ tips

It’s IRS National Tax Security Awareness Week. The Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers — and tax professionals — to be security conscious with all tax information.

Cascade Observations: Facing ‘the undeniable hurdles’ in our cultural understanding

Two days after the presidential election, a local high school teacher asked her students, mostly of Mexican descent, to make two lists: one list should focus on the students’ hopes, and the other on their fears. After making their lists, they gathered in a large circle and shared, one by one.

Standing Rock decision: ‘We will have no choice but to fight even harder’

Yesterday, the Department of the Army announced its decision withholding the easement required to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River.

Another Voice: Three myths about immigration and the sanctuary city proposal

I would like to address three myths about immigration that I have heard repeated in the past few months.

Another Voice: DACA database could more easily become a weapon than a shield

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a new policy that allowed certain undocumented youth who were brought to the United States by their parents as young children to be considered for relief from removal from United States or from entering into removal proceedings.

From students at HRVHS: ‘We stand by the rights of all people’

Hood River Valley High School Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Community, At Hood River Valley High School, we are proud to represent a wide range of political opinions and a diverse population of students.

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.

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