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Annual questions: 7-year-olds talk about life now and what is ahead

Tracks to '26

“Tracks to ‘26,” a yearly inquiry into what drives and inspires six young hearts and minds, returns for Installment 2 of 13.

Postal service hits crunch time Monday

The triple treatment of reduced staffing, increased volume and bad weather over the past weeks has resulted in U.S. Mail delivery delayed into the evening hours for many recipients.

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Training, on the House

Firefighers, officers punch holes in 12th Street house to gain new skills before the place is torn down

Call it construction demolition.

The Porch, Dec. 13

SCANNING: In years past we’ve published “a scanner year” – entertaining excerpts from what we heard over the dispatch communications device in our office – and while we did not get it together in 2014 to compile such a list, one item overheard on Dec. 9 was funny in itself: the words of the officer were, in full and verbatim: “An inquisitive toddler.”

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City Council passes resolution opposing coal, oil transport

Citing threats to public safety and the Gorge economy, Hood River City Council passed a resolution Monday calling for a ban on coal and oil transports through the Gorge

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College looks at staff cuts, other bleak alternatives

Directors affirm Indian Creek will remain open

So many people showed up for Tuesday’s college board special meeting that a scheduled class switched rooms to give the board and public more space.

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

“I just happen to have the key …”

String of car prowls reported

About 10 cases of unlawful vehicle entry have been reported in recent weeks in Hood River.

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It's A Wonderful Life

In words, music and sound effects, CAST recreates '40s radio play

Take a step back in time- be a part of a live radio show audience for the CAST Theater production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” at Columbia Center for the Arts Dec. 6-20. Sponsored by Jeff Sacre of Director’s Mortgage and Ruby Mason of Windermere Realty this is the first performance of the play in the Columbia River Gorge.

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