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Governor Kate Brown signs bills to improve mental health

On Tuesday, June 30, Governor Brown had a ceremonial signing for two bills that will help families and caregivers play a larger role in a loved one’s mental health care.

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Wyden calls out USFS over stalled Mt. Hood landswap

Sen. Ron Wyden joked at Saturday’s town hall meeting that “there’s no script, no teleprompters” in his town halls. The Hood River town hall, his 734th, was a wide-ranging forum attended by about 75 people. Wyden discussed trade, education, infrastructure, Medicare reform, foreign policy, oil train transport and many other issues, but when it came to stalled land swap between Mt. Hood Meadows and US Forest Service, Wyden was clearly working without a script.

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‘Water is survival': County Commission declares drought

Three main irrigation districts request users cut back by 25 percent

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a countywide drought declaration at a special meeting Wednesday. The resolution will go to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk for executive action.

Cascade Locks holds town hall on Nestlé

The city of Cascade Locks is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday, facilitated by a neutral party, to hear questions and comments from the public regarding Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant.

No need for election‘ rolling of the dice’

Results in a local water district election bubbled up clear enough to avoid the decision by dice.

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Hood River County election results

Two members of the Columbia Gorge Community College board kept their positions, based on unofficial results from the May 19 Hood River County Special Districts election.

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School Board candidates respond to local issues

Three people are vying for the Hood River County School Board Position 1, on the May 19 ballot.

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Local doctor urges fluoridation at national conference

A retired surgeon from Hood River, Dr. Charles Haynie, spoke at a national oral health conference in Kansas City, Mo., last Sunday, advocating water fluoridation for dental health.

May 19 ballots are in the mail

The Hood River County Elections office put ballots in the mail Friday for the May 19 Special Districts Election.

Ballots mailed on Saturday

The Hood River County Elections office puts ballots in the mail Friday for the May 19 Special Districts Election.

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In town hall, Merkley blasts budget, calls for ‘action now’ over climate change

High school students had the first and last words at Sen. Jeff Merkley’s town hall Monday night at Hood River Middle School, calling for action on immigration and climate change.

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‘Pleased about the road map’

Interview with Mayor Blackburn, second of 2 parts

Paul Blackburn jokes that he is “seven for seven” in elections — the most recent being Mayor of Hood River in November 2014. He was elected to city council in 2004.

Port, school races rise for May 19 ballot

Voters in Hood River and Cascade Locks Port districts will have races in all commission races on May 19.

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‘Mayor for all of us’: Interview with Paul Blackburn

Paul Blackburn jokes that he is “seven for seven” in elections — the most recent being Mayor of Hood River in November 2014. He was elected to city council in 2004.

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Rep. Mark Johnson proposes special Mt. Hood vehicle plate

Dist. 52 Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) has introduced to the Oregon Legislature HB 3027 which creates a specialty license plate with the image of Mt. Hood.

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