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Mark Johnson hosts town hall March 30 at Dog River Coffee

State Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) of Dist. 52 will be hosting a town hall at Dog River Coffee, 411 Oak St., March 30 to give a brief overview of the 2016 legislative session and to hear about issues from local citizens.

Secretary of State finalizes names for May 17 election

Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins has released the final list of candidates to appear on the 2016 Democratic and Republican Presidential Primary ballots for Oregon’s May 17 primary election.

May 17 ballot: A.J. Kitt pulls out of County board race

A.J. Kitt of Hood River announced Tuesday afternoon that he has withdrawn from the May 17 Primary Election race for Hood River County Commission, position 2.

Windmaster Corner cell tower back before County

Plans for a cell tower near Windmaster Corner will return to the Planning Commission for an April hearing.

Port meets Thursday on waterfront parking, bridge funding

Waterfront parking and future bridge funding questions await the Port Thursday.

‘Outsider’ eyes Oregon Senate seat

Sam Carpenter is hoping to ride the anti-establishment wave into federal office by ousting incumbent U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Candidate Kitt withdraws from May 17 Primary

A.J. Kitt of Hood River announced Tuesday afternoon that he has withdrawn from the May 17 Primary Election race for Hood River County Commission, position 2.

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Hood River businesses react to minimum wage law

Workers in Hood River County will earn a minimum of $13.50 per hour by 2022.

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Cascade Locks Port hears marijuana grower, mulls bridge toll boost

Blooms and bridges dominated Thursday’s CL Port Commission meeting.

County administrator search still ‘early in game’

The search continues for Hood River County’s top executive.

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Talking Rentals

As a packed house filled Council Chambers on Monday, Lesley Lamb, Hood River Vacation Rentals co-owner, hands out copies of Planning Commission packets to fellow audience members.

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‘Barrel Springs’ subdivision rolls forward

Sewer access questions remain

Hood River County Planning Commission on Wednesday conditionally approved a proposed 20-lot housing subdivision on Belmont, but utility challenges await.

City starts hearings on short-term rentals

Meanwhile, builder sounds an alarm on pending ‘crisis’

The city’s pointed initiative on short term rentals (STRs) starts the formal adoption process next week.

House approves landmark minimum wage hike

Oregon lawmakers have approved landmark legislation that propels the state’s minimum wage for all workers to the highest rank in the U.S., and does so through an unparalleled tiered system based on geography.

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Bridge gets ODOT’s support for national highway designation

Oregon Department of Transportation has joined Port of Hood River’s mission to make the Hood River Bridge part of the National Highway System (NHS).

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