I’d like to discuss the word accountability. It’s an interesting word that has been inflated to the point that it can mean almost anything. It’s like the phrase “moving forward.” Or another abused word, “reform.”
Hood River Adopt A Dog (HRAAD) rescued 10 dogs on Friday, March 15, from a Washington farm where they had been housed in less than desirable conditions, and is seeking help in their care.
Where would the Gorge economy be without arts, history and culture?
As usual, the first Saturday of March had the Hood River Leos Club collecting deposit bottles and cans in the Rosauers parking lot. As they do on the first Saturday of every month, the Leos greeted the regular stream of cars whose drivers were bringing bags or boxes of empty containers.
Did you know that three out of 100 individuals have some form of psychotic illness? It usually develops gradually in the teen years or early 20s. Untreated, teens and young adults with psychosis are often unable to transition to adulthood. They often fail to maintain their family ties, lose their homes, their ability to care of themselves, their family and community support, and their ability to protect themselves from harm. With early treatment and support, families stay together and young people become successful adults.
I remember well the first time I met Ken Jernstedt. I was probably 8 or 9 years old and we were living on the cherry orchard six miles outside of The Dalles.
Hood River Men’s Discussion Group meets twice a month for three hours to discuss issues and concerns of the day. This letter to President Obama, drafted by Carroll Davis and David Hupp and signed by 19 others, was presented this month to Rep. Greg Walden and Sen. Ron Wyden at local town halls.
There are five different proposals to export massive quantities of coal to Asia through the Northwest. Any or all, if approved, would hurt the health, safety, property and economy of the Gorge and its residents.
We have two nativity scenes in our house. They sit on the floor and anchor opposite ends of the hearth.
With the 2012 elections past, what some have called “the politico-industrial complex” grinds on. But the average American might do well to reflect on what we just experienced. The New Normal, we’re told.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., on Tuesday called on U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to answer a bipartisan letter from six members of the Oregon Congressional delegation requesting answers on reports of heavy-handed enforcement practices by the Labor Department.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement Nov. 27 about the 2012 farm income forecast from USDA’s Economic Research Service:
The current push in public education reform is content standards. Students must show proficiency in reading, writing and math to gain an Oregon high school diploma. Under federal and state rules, student data will be linked to teacher evaluations and school funding. Students, teachers and schools will be judged, ranked and funded based on meeting these standards.
This is President Barack Obama’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, issued Tuesday from the White House:
As the developer of the hotel and commercial project at the Nichols Boat Basin, I would like to respond to Leighton Hazlehurst’s letter of Nov. 7. Mr. Hazlehurst listed five specific questions and stated that the answer to each question was a simple “no.” In each instance, he is incorrect. Here are his questions in bold with our responses.
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