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

City Council: Parking resolution passes, new firefighter approved

At its fifth meeting on the topic, Hood River City Council on Monday adopted a resolution changing fees developers must pay for impacts of on-street parking.

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Private company floats bridge replacement plan

A Colorado infrastructure investment company on Nov. 7 introduced a proposal to replace the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge.

Wrecks clog snowy Mt. Hood passes Wednesday

ODOT: Winter’s here

A tangle of vehicle crashes Wednesday night on Mount Hood signaled the onset of volatile winter road conditions.

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Truck hauling mobile home crashes in Hood River

A semi-truck hauling a manufactured home crashed and jackknifed Monday morning.

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Truck hauling mobile home crashes in HR Monday

A semi-truck hauling a Marlette manufactured home crashed shortly before 10 a.m. Monday and struck a guardrail on Interstate 84 westbound near milepost 63.

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Eagle Creek fire trail closures in force

Citations issued for illegal entry

Trails in the scorched Eagle Creek fire area remain dangerous, according to the U.S. Forest Service, and some people who illegally passed barricades have been cited.

Governor calls off Nestlé water exchange

Citing legal issues and costs, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown asked state officials Friday to quash a water exchange with Cascade Locks that would make possible a Nestlé water bottling plant.

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Beach work

AN EXCAVATOR operated by John Mann, Port of Hood River facilities manager, unearths a boulder at Event Site on the Hood River Waterfront, to assemble a new rock wall.

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Rains cause minor landslides on Hwy. 30

A flood warning heightened concerns about landslides in the Columbia Gorge, but the torrent didn’t close any major transportation routes over the weekend.

HR County declines request to take on Area Aging Agency

Hood River County has turned down a request from the state Department of Human Services to absorb services offered by the Area Agency on Aging.

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