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Patrick grew up in Hermiston, graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and now lives in Hood River.
Two women displaced, dogs saved
Two Hood River women lost virtually everything Friday when a fire turned their home to rubble.
Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney has pitched a bill that would tighten regulations on railroads that transport crude oil and other hazardous materials.
The legal conflict over a train track expansion project in Mosier has risen to federal court.
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.
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.
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.
The cold snap continues: snow and ice storm expected this weekend.
Three people were sent to a hospital Thursday in what Oregon State Police termed a “violent” highway crash near Cascade Locks.
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.
Rail fire, water politics
Two turbulent local elections and an oil train wreck in Mosier forged the defining moments of 2016.