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Bridging Marine Park

Workshop in Cascade Locks hones overcrossing project

A raised pedestrian bridge will connect Cascade Locks’ business core to the riverside Marine Park, if plans reach fruition.

Q and A: HR City Council candidate question and answer

Tim Counihan, Kate McBride, Megan Saunders and Mark Zanmiller

Tim Counihan, Kate McBride, Megan Saunders and Mark Zanmiller

Rep. Greg Walden seeks to ‘restore balance’

Incumbent slams Obama, Clinton, and media, but backs Trump, despite GOP nominee’s faults

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., is highly concerned about the precedent being set by President Barack Obama with a continuing “overreach” of authority that threatens the separation of powers in the U.S. Constitution.

Vote forum on Monday

Ballots expected to arrive in mail today

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), hosts a forum for Oregon candidates on Oct. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets, Hood River.

County continues marijuana hearings

Hood River County Board of Commissioners heard another round of impassioned testimony as they drew closer to adopting a set of rules for marijuana businesses outside city limits.

Jim Crary challenges Greg Walden for Dist. 2

Retired Ashland attorney lists campaign finance reform as his top goal

Retired attorney Jim Crary, a Democrat from Ashland, is running to unseat longtime U.S. Rep. Greg Walden from Oregon’s Second Congressional District.

DeeTour hotel decision appealed to County Board of Commissioners

Backers of a hotel add-on at DeeTour, a proposed concert venue in the upper valley, have challenged Planning Commission’s decision to deny the project.

Q and A, Oregon House District 52 opponents

Mark Reynolds and Mark Johnson discuss their views for candidacy.

‘Double hit’: Ballots, tax statements in the mail

An estimated 14,000 ballots – a county record – go out Wednesday, meaning they will arrive in homes in the next few days, at the same time as the new quarterly property tax statements from Hood River County

Ecumenical Ministries hosts voter forums

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), an interfaith organization composed of representatives from area faith communities and churches, invites community members to attend voter forums in White Salmon and Hood River this month for political candidates.

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HR Council candidates gather

All four candidates for three open positions on Hood River City Council spent the morning together Oct. 8 at Saturday Market greeting voters.

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Hecksel seeks ‘common threads’ in county leadership

Hood River County Administrator Jeff Hecksel has begun to settle into the county’s top post.

District 52 race: Johnson leading Reynolds in campaign funding

Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) has gathered more campaign funds than his competitor, Odell Democrat Mark Reynolds, in the hotly contested Oregon House District 52 race.

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Tribal members protest Nestlé deal in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Columbia River tribal members dressed in traditional regalia came to the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to protest persistent attempts to bring a Nestlé water bottling plant to Hood River County, where voters rejected the plan in a ballot measure in May.

Hood River City Council to hold Monday hearing on short term rentals

Hood River City Council meets Monday at 6 p.m. and will hold a hearing on proposed additions to Title 5 of the Municipal Code, which sets down licensing, fee and registration requirements for operating short-term rental properties in the city.



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