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Nichols runs for Wasco Co. Commissioner

Longtime local reporter and news director Rodger Nichols has filed for Wasco County Commissioner Position 2 for the May 2016 primary election.

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Judge Stauffer seeks re-election

Judge Janet Stauffer has filed for re-election to her position as circuit court judge of the Seventh Judicial District. The judicial district encompasses Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler Counties.

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Planners hear feedback on farm zoning update

Dozens crowded into the Hood River County Board of Commissioners meeting room Wednesday to take part in a Planning Commission hearing addressing a countywide farm use zoning update.

Rep. Johnson hosts energy forum in Hood River

Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) will host a forum next Wednesday to discuss Oregon’s current energy policies and priorities.

Walden accepts requests for tickets to Pope’s visit

Rep. Greg Walden reminds Second District residents that his office is still accepting requests from residents of Oregon’s Second District for tickets to take part in Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. Capitol this month.

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Recreational pot sales easing in statewide Oct. 1

Third medical marijuana dispensary opens downtown

Just months before early recreational marijuana sales germinate across Oregon, a third medical marijuana dispensary comes to Hood River.

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Governor Brown Q & A

‘We’re going to need to take proactive measures,’ Kate Brown says of drought and other effects of global warming

Oregon Governor Kate Brown sat down with the Hood River News editorial board Friday morning to discuss the prescient issues Oregon faces, part of her day-long visit to Hood River.

County adopts oil train resolution, approves 911 improvements

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners signed multiple resolutions into action at a regular meeting Monday night — most notably, one declared tighter enforcement on oil trains rolling through the Gorge, and one reallocated $7,000 to the County 911 Emergency Dispatch radio system, which police and emergency officials have called “poor to non-existent” in some areas.

Governor signs ‘landmark’ college bill at CGCC in Hood River, tours businesses

Oregon Governor Kate Brown rolled into Hood River Friday morning. Her first stop: CGCC’s Indian Creek Campus, where she signed the affordable college bill, Oregon Promise, and met with local representatives in education.

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Governor Brown visits Hood River

Governor Kate Brown dropped by the Hood River News today for a discussion with our editorial department.

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Governor here Friday for first visit to Hood River

Kate Brown will sign affordable college bill at CGCC, tour pFriem

Oregon Governor Kate Brown will pay Hood River a visit Friday.

LUBA again upholds City of Hood River's right to deny Walmart expansion

Walmart, round 3, goes to the City of Hood River.

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.