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Councilors rail on oil terminal

Proposal draws fire from City, local groups at hearing

Controversy over oil trains in the Gorge has ramped up as three Hood River City Councilors and numerous local environmental groups speak out against a proposed Tesoro-Savage terminal in Vancouver.

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City will acquire new ‘passive’ park land between boat basin and new hotel

The City of Hood River gained new park property on the waterfront on Monday night.

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Wyden calls for hike in minimum wage

Senator talks work-force, grad rates at HR town hall

Sen. Ron Wyden hit Hood River on his January town hall sweep.

Election filing season starts; many openings on May ballot

The filing season is up and running, even if the candidates aren’t quite all doing so yet. This will be a big election year in America, and it involves a great many candidates not named Clinton or Trump.

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Self-serve gas legal in rural Oregon

Hood River County fuel stations consider making transition

A new law strikes down Oregon’s historic ban on customers pumping their own gas — with conditions.

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County Commissioner Maui Meyer decides he won’t run for reelection

Time for a change, Maui Meyer says. Meyer, the Hood River representative on Hood River County Board of Commissioners, said Monday he will serve out his term in 2016 and not run for reelection.

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'Oregon Motor Voter': New law pulls up Monday

State estimates 1,500 new registered voters in Hood River County

A new law tying Oregon drivers to the voter database kicks in Jan. 4, 2016.

County passes farm land zoning code update, sets 'agritourism' event rules

With their final meeting of 2015, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners wrapped up one of the year’s most intricate and high-profile land use decisions: the farm and forest model code update.

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No one hurt as tree smashes kids’ bedroom

Winds topped a huge pine tree that fell through the Murray family’s children’s bedroom Wednesday morning on the Heights.

Anti-water bottling petition garners 1,600 signatures

‘Protection Measure’ will go before voters in May 2016 election

Members of conservation group Local Water Alliance turned in 1,600 signatures Monday for their proposed voter measure, which aims to block water bottling companies from operating within the county, including Nestlé.

Water ballot group to turn in 1,600 signatures today

Conservation group Local Water Alliance will turn in more than 1,600 signatures for their proposed voter measure, which aims to block water bottling companies within the county.

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Walden’s Scenic Area transportation bill pushes forward in Washington

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced Tuesday he has secured language in the final draft of a U.S. congressional transportation agreement, which would include roads and bridges in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in the federal funding pool.

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Roots and Branches: ‘They represent what is best in us’

The story behind the story is always the most fascinating for me.

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President honors ‘Citizen Min’ Yasui

Almost one hundred years ago, a child was born into a Hood River family of Japanese immigrants who settled in this valley seeking the American Dream. Masuo and Shidzuyo Yasui were a hardworking, industrious and gentle couple dedicated to building a community where their budding family could thrive.

A Map to the STRs: City Council rallies recommendations for regulating rentals

Break down the big task or get broken down by it. City Council chose the former tack Monday in its continued meeting on the controversial topic of how to regulate short-term rentals — STRs — giving city staff a “roadmap” to follow, according to City Manager Steve Wheeler.