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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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Rentals business holds forum on code updates

An informational meeting on short term rentals (STRs) and proposed changes to ordinances governing the units is planned for Feb. 25 from 5-6 p.m.

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Hood River legislators fight minimum wage hike

SB 1532 clears Senate, onto House

A bill to boost the state’s minimum wage in three regional tiers has made quick and sweeping strides in the Oregon Legislature.

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Salem tour supports 'Minoru Yasui Day'

It has been a hectic month...We traveled to Salem on Feb. 1 to help celebrate Minoru Yasui Day at the opening session of the Oregon State Legislature.

Ballot Update: final day to register is April 26

UPDATED: There's still time to register to vote. April 26 will be the last day to register to vote for the May 17, 2016 Primary Election.

City Council approves ‘symbolic’ step on gun control

City Council Monday heard from local and state agency representatives on alcohol concerns and took a “symbolic” statement on gun control.

City, county support affordable housing bill

Hood River City and County have penned support for an inclusionary zoning Senate bill, which targets affordable housing development.

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School District readies capital facilities bond

Board meets tonight to decide on 20-year, $57 million proposal

School improvements take center stage in tonight’s Hood River County School District Board of Directors meeting.

City Council hears happy financial news

The Barrel Springs subdivision issue caught the attention of City Council Monday, along with alcohol concerns and a “symbolic” statement on gun control.

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