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.

Another voice: Combating mental illness and drug addiction in our communities

Across Oregon, I’ve talked with many families who are struggling with mental illness and drug addiction. These touch every segment of our communities, no matter where you live or what you look like. Tragically, they often carry with them a major stigma in society, and help is hard to find. Fortunately, Congress is working in a bipartisan way to help solve these problems and offer relief to those who need help.

Another voice: ‘The greenest corner in the richest nation on earth’

The fiery wreck of an oil train at Mosier is what galvanized many of us to sit on the Burlington Northern railroad tracks in downtown Vancouver on June 18. Twenty-one protesters, ranging in age from 20 to 84, were repeatedly warned of 90 days’ jail time and $1,000 fines for criminal trespassing. And still, we sat.

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‘A Sound Future’: An open letter from the Center for the Arts’ board

The Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is a well-loved, cultural icon in the Gorge community.

Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage.

In the wild, stay safe by being prepared

There are those among us who live for adventure, always climbing higher, jumping farther, going faster.


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