Patrick Mulvihill



General news reporter -- Beats include politics, schools, business, police & courts, fire, environment and community.

Patrick grew up in Hermiston, graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and now lives in Hood River.

Recent Stories

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Fire destroys Tucker Road home

Two women displaced, dogs saved

Two Hood River women lost virtually everything Friday when a fire turned their home to rubble.

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Oregon considers oil train safety bill

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney has pitched a bill that would tighten regulations on railroads that transport crude oil and other hazardous materials.

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Railroad sues over Mosier track project

The legal conflict over a train track expansion project in Mosier has risen to federal court.

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Swiped car, stuck truck

Nobody was injured in a jackknife crash at a slick curve near Full Sail Brewing Co. The accident blocked traffic on a snowy Monday afternoon — one of many non-injury crashes around the region.

Coal hub rebuffed

Longview sublease denied, fight may continue

A proposed Columbia River coal terminal suffered what opponents called a “nail in the coffin” when a Washington commissioner denied a sublease to a piece of state-owned land the deal relies upon.

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Cascade Locks looks at Oregon Pony museum

The historic Oregon Pony steam engine is destined for a new shelter and accompanying museum expansion, according to early plans by a Port of Cascade Locks committee.

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Stay home, ODOT warns before Saturday storm

The cold snap continues: snow and ice storm expected this weekend.

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‘Violent’ CL crash sends three to hospital

Three people were sent to a hospital Thursday in what Oregon State Police termed a “violent” highway crash near Cascade Locks.

County targets affordable housing with construction tax

Hood River County Board of Commissioners last week asked staff to write up an ordinance creating a new construction tax devoted to funding affordable housing programs.

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2016: year in review

Rail fire, water politics

Two turbulent local elections and an oil train wreck in Mosier forged the defining moments of 2016.

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