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GOV. KATE BROWN speaks to Hood River business leaders at a brief Hood River Hotel stop Thursday morning. Listening are Mayor Paul Blackburn, left, and Sen. Chuck Thomsen, right. Brown heard about economic damage the fire caused. See for details on Brown’s visit.

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Fire stalls Hood River business community

Businesses go through numerous challenges in any given year and many of those are things that they can prepare for. However, the fire burning throughout the Gorge is not one of them.

September 16, 2017 midnight read more..


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