Absolutely, the work of public educators remains as critical as ever towards fulfilling Dr. King’s dream of racial equality.January 23, 2019 midnight read more..
Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley unveiled a sweeping blueprint on Wednesday that he said will restore American democracy, outlining a series of proposals to take on voter suppression, gerrymandering, dark money and unequal representation in our democracy.January 5, 2019 midnight read more..
This fraying of the American fabric might not appear so threatening if we were capable of pursuing a healthy political dialogue; but that, too, seems increasingly out of reach.January 2, 2019 midnight read more..
In December, many groups and publications select their person of the year. We don’t have an official award like that here, but if we did, I’d nominate Stu Watson of Hood River. To explain why, I need to remind us about Cincinnatus, whom I first learned about in my long-ago high school Latin class.December 29, 2018 midnight read more..
When I woke up on Dec.12, I knew that it was going to be an emotional day, honoring the memory of a ceremony around my mother’s passing. But I could never have predicted the events that happened just moments later that blended tragedy with miracles of kindness.December 22, 2018 midnight read more..
Is the country better off because of the checks and balances newly in place? Or are we instead on the verge of an acrimonious and paralyzing gridlock, with disastrous consequences? Only time will tell. But we need no more time to recognize that our electoral and governing processes require urgent rethinking.December 15, 2018 midnight read more..
Coming home to the west side of Hood River the other day, I passed a sign on May Street that I’ve seen many times: “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here," a good reminder to slow down and be mindful. But in truth, all the kids in this town are “our” kids, aren’t they? Or perhaps not.December 12, 2018 midnight read more..
This summer, we made the top of another list that I think we all ought to be celebrating...December 8, 2018 midnight read more..
So the other day, when I had this truly brilliant idea that would not only reverse climate change, but also bring back the tan M&Ms, I had an equally BAD idea that it was unnecessary to write down the good idea because there was no way I was going to forget it.October 31, 2018 midnight read more..
We’ve had an exciting beginning to a new school year in the Hood River County School District. So many “thank yous” are in order to so many committed HRCSD community members who meaningfully contribute to our vibrant learning community!October 24, 2018 11:37 a.m. read more..
Working hard should mean you can afford to live in your community and keep a roof over your head. In communities throughout Oregon —and particularly here in Hood River — rent and housing costs have gone up faster than wages and families in our community are struggling to make ends meet. The good news is that our community has come together to try provide safe and stable homes to our neighbors and families who need help.October 24, 2018 midnight read more..
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and we at Helping Hands Against Violence (HHAV) wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, dear community, for all the support you’ve given us throughout the year.October 17, 2018 midnight read more..
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