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Picard resigns from Hood River city council over STR issue

Recusal matter also affects Councilor Becky Brun,

Passage by City Council of a moratorium on new applications for short term rentals was just one development on Monday in this long-simmering controversy in the City of Hood River.

Cascade Locks city council continuing with Nestlé plans despite passage of 14-55

Cascade Locks City Council reaffirmed Monday they won’t back down from the Nestlé deal, despite the passing of a water bottling ban, Measure 14-55, during the primary election last Tuesday.

In Cascade Locks, Greg Walden talks forests, easements, USFS, and Trump

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden wrapped up a district-wide tour Friday with a sparsely-attended town hall at the Port of Cascade Locks’ pavilion.

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Water bottling ban passes, legal questions remain

Measure 14-55, which blocks large-scale bottling companies like Nestlé from tapping into county water sources, sailed through the May 17 Primary Election with 69 percent of votes.

On the Marks: Dist. 52 candidates talk next moves

Talk about the chance to Mark your ballot.

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Election results: water measure, school bond pass

Results are in for the May 17 Primary Election Ballot, which saw the victory of two countywide ballot measures, as well as a win for Mark Reynolds (D-Odell) as Democratic candidate in the House District 52 race to square off against Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) in November.

Walden to hold town hall in Cascade Locks

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) will hold a town hall meeting Friday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Marine Park Pavilion in Cascade Locks.

Lyme advocates take fight for reform to capital

Lyme patients and advocates from across the U.S. will gather for a “We the People” rally at the U.S. Capitol on May 19.

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Hood River County bottled water measure passes

A measure banning large scale bottled water operations in Hood River County passed with nearly 70 percent support from Hood River County voters Tuesday evening.

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Nestlé funds group opposed to 14-55

Most of the funding for a political action committee opposed to Hood River County Measure 14-55 came directly from Nestlé, according to campaign finance reports.

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Election Time

Joanna Holmes drops off her ballot Monday at the Hood River County Administration building, Sixth and State, one of two official drop-off points for May 17 Primary ballots.

CL Port agrees to adopt bridge toll hike

The Port of Cascade Locks has settled on increased toll costs for crossing Bridge of the Gods this summer.

County unrolls ‘BallotTrax’ tool

Oregon voters can track their ballots online through a new tool.

Dist. 52 candidates make their case

Oregon House District 52 is up for grabs and three candidates are vying for the seat. Here are their pitches.

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GOP governor candidates spar in Hood River

The April 21 Hood River Republican Central Committee gathering was part GOP meeting, part debate, and it held its share of lively moments. At Hood River Valley Adult Center, a crowd of mostly retirees gathered, a table filled with juice and coffee on one side of the room, tables covered with lawn signs, brochures and other campaign material on the other, and four speakers up front.

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