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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.

McBride, Kitt announce County Board candidacies

Voters will have a choice on May 17 in the Hood River County Commission Position 2 race.

Three vie for District 52 spot

With Oregon House District 52 on the table, three hopefuls have entered the race.

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Hood River City Council approves 25 cent parking rate hike downtown

Parking downtown will put visitors back an extra quarter. Hood River City Council on Monday approved a rate increase from 75 cents to $1 per hour for downtown street parking meters.

City Council hears short term rental schedule, housing calendar

Hood River City Council touched base Monday with staff and the public on a schedule for “landmarks” on proposed short-term rental (STR) rules.

Housing needs back before City

Advocacy group ‘Livable Hood River’ to present at Council Monday

Housing is fixing to be the dominant topic at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Tower talk delayed

County to decide on cell structure rules in February

Cell towers have come back before Hood River County — now instead of looking at specific applications, county leaders aim to set up baseline rules for their placement and character.

New filings for Oregon House, Cascade Locks court post

Rep. Mark Johnson, Brad Lorang enter runnings

With a bevy of local leadership roles on the table, more filings are trickling in by the week for the May 17 primary ballot.


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