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Fall is approaching and the snow in the mountains is gone, temperatures are warm, and water levels in local streams and rivers are low. Snowpack and precipitation continue to be below normal and temperatures are above normal, causing a strain on local water supplies, impacting fish habitat a…

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SELCO Community Credit Union has begun taking applications for its annual SPARK! Creative Learning Grants with an aim to help educators meet unprecedented challenges in the 2020-21 school year.

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Waucoma Bookstore, in partnership with Oregon State University Press, is pleased to present a virtual event with Tina Ontiveros in celebration of the release of her memoir, rough house. Ontiveros will be joined in conversation by writer Keenan Norris.

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for a portions of the Cascade foothills, including portions of the following counties, Hood River, Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion, Linn, Lane, Douglas, Coos, Jackson, and Klamath for Thursday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m., through Sept. 18, early…

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On Sept. 16, Gov. Kate Brown announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of p…

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Last week, residents of Providence Brookside Manor in Hood River enjoyed a live, outdoor concert of some familiar melodies from Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA). As two dozen residents and guests relaxed in the shade of their front entrance, CGOA’s Trombone Trio serenaded them for…

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Start: Tokki Art Supply ... — Stop — ... Start: ... opened this summer on Oak Street, its second — Stop — ... home after a short introduction ... — Start — in Bingen.

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Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the City of Hood River joined communities across the nation this summer in signing the Mayor’s Pledge, a national effort to evaluate Use of Force policies, make any necessary changes and listen to the community. In reporting findings, the c…

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Hopefully, the smoke is now just a bad memory and we can start preparing for the 2020 flu season — and as with everything else this year, it will be different. Because of COVID-19, it will be even more important to get your seasonal flu shot this year. It could help avoid a nightmare scenari…

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Klickitat County will hear public comments through Sept. 18 on an environmental review of a development proposal submitted by luxury camping company Under Canvas after the Klickitat County Planning Department issued a preliminary determination of mitigated non-significance.

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Student-led distance runner training is giving some Gorge athletes the opportunity to stay in shape — physically and mentally — as high schools and their coaching staffs navigate life with COVID-19.

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The Hood River County fruit harvest is in full swing. The first two photos above, of Boscs in Odell and apples in Pine Grove, were taken before the onset of wildfire smoke, and orchardists have had to respond to the air quality crisis to safeguard workers’ safety as the harvest continues.

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As the smoke rolled in over the Columbia River Gorge this weekend, residents in West Klickitat County found help had arrived in the form of KN95 masks, thanks to coordination by community leaders.

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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Friday it is extending the closure of all of the lands it manages east of the Cascades to recreation due to high fire danger through Sept. 17. DNR staff this week will evaluate the possibility of extending the closure, enac…

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Agencies throughout the Columbia River Gorge are responding to hazardous smoke blanketing the region and much of the state.

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The Dalles-Wasco County Library has been offering “Storytime in The Park,” a face-to-face — at a distance — outdoor story time for families. “Since late March, we have been doing virtual storytime, which has been a great success, but Storytime in the Park has allowed us to visit with our pat…

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Local health officials are urging Gorge residents to get the flu shot to stay healthy. The flu vaccine does not prevent COVID-19, but it is still a good idea, say health officials, because a healthy body has an easier time fighting off COVID-19. Call your primary care provider, pharmacy, or …

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The League of Women Voters of Hood River, Klickitat, and Skamania counties are holding events to register voters in time for the Nov. 3 election. Tuesday, Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a 50-State effort to register thousands of voters. The deadline for registering to vote is O…

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The growing Riverside Fire near Estacada displaced the Vince and Phila Rehm family, the first people to arrive at Lot 1 in Hood River Friday afternoon after the Port of Hood River opened up parking areas to people evacuating fire areas.

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The Port of Hood River has opened several of its Hood River waterfront sites for evacuees fleeing the wildfires in Clackamas County and other regional wildfires. Lot 1, the Event Site, the Marina Boat Launch parking lot, and the DMV parking lot are all open for overnight parking for evacuees. 

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Helping Hands Against Violence (HHAV) believes that change happens one caring voice at a time. Helping Hands volunteer training weaves the personal knowledge of experienced advocates and online resources to assure everyone learns new skills and broadens their knowledge about domestic violenc…

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Due to the continued high level of fire activity, the West Cascades will continue to experience heavy smoke impacts today, and east winds will continue to move smoke from the Cascade Crest and into down-wind communities.

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HOOD RIVER - Union members represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 at Rosauers have been working to negotiate a new contract with their employer since October 2019. As negotiations have slowed, the union members have taken a strike authorization vote, although a strike ha…

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Have you written something and later you could not find it on your computer? Did I forget to save it or accidentally delete it, or file it under the wrong name or in the wrong folder? I don’t know how, but that’s what happened when writing this week’s column. And what is so frustrating is th…

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Area residents are accustomed to checking their Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans with certified Medicare counselors working with the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program during Medicare Open Enrollment, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

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Police have identified the Hood River man who was arrested on attempted murder last month as 28-year-old Christian Ladell Woodward.

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On Saturday, multiple groups of vehicles sporting American flags and Trump banners passed through The Dalles in convoy during a Maga Drag the Interstate. They were greeted by supporters at the east entrance to downtown with “Save Our Children” signs, at left, a hashtag originally associated …

(The Center Square) – Only 11 states reported a taxpayer surplus at the end of the fiscal year 2019, the 11th annual Financial State of the States report published Tuesday by Truth in Accounting (TIA) found. The majority, 39 states, did not have enough money to pay their bills and were ill-prepared for any crisis, let alone economic free falls resulting from state shutdowns implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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WILSONVILLE, Ore., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Avocor, the fastest-growing global collaboration display company, today announces three new 55" display solutions to address the needs of both businesses and education for remote and in-person work and learning. The ideal size for home spaces, such as offices or dedicated remote learning areas, as well as huddle and focus rooms across the enterprise, Avocor's 55" flex line-up makes it easy to stay connected and have meaningful meetings, collaboration, trainings and much more whether in the office or remote. The three offerings include a 55" interactive display, a 55" all-in-one interactive display with integrated camera and speakers and a 55" Zoom Rooms for Touch interactive solution. Each is a powerful tool to solve the challenges that global businesses and schools are facing by keeping them connected and providing the closest experience possible to being together in the same room.

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PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SensiML((TM)) Corporation, a leading developer of AI tools for building intelligent IoT endpoints, today announced that its SensiML Analytics Toolkit is now integrated with the QuickLogic(®) QuickFeather Development Kit, featuring a small form factor board which enables the next generation of low-power, machine learning IoT devices. The QuickFeather kit is based on a 100% open source development environment and includes QuickLogic's EOS(TM) S3 low-power SoC with an embedded Arm(®) Cortex(®)-M4 processor and flexible eFPGA logic. Integrating with the QuickFeather Development Kit is an important part of SensiML's strategy to provide its best-in-class AutoML tools across the leading IoT platforms from multiple hardware partners.

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As America prepares to make its choice in the 2020 elections, CNN ventured into the lives of voters around the country who are often overlooked in the traditional political narratives. We start this series with a look at black voters in the early caucus state of Iowa.

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Fall is approaching and the snow in the mountains is gone, temperatures are warm, and water levels in local streams and rivers are low. Snowpack and precipitation continue to be below normal and temperatures are above normal, causing a strain on local water supplies, impacting fish habitat a…

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SELCO Community Credit Union has begun taking applications for its annual SPARK! Creative Learning Grants with an aim to help educators meet unprecedented challenges in the 2020-21 school year.

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The CDC on Monday abruptly reverted to its previous guidance about how coronavirus is transmitted, removing language about airborne transmission it had posted just days earlier. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen tells us more.

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With two months left before the election, Brianna Keilar pressed White House deputy communications director and deputy press secretary Brian Morgenstern on when President Trump will release his health reform plan that would replace Obamacare.

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Joe Biden has a cash advantage over President Trump entering the fall campaign, according to campaign filings. However, a Nevada organizer says Biden may be falling behind in door-to-door campaigning due to the coronavirus. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell makes the case for the Senate voting on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, six weeks before the presidential election, despite blocking Obama's nominee in March of 2016 because it was too close to the election.

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President Donald Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said the withdrawal of US troops from places like Afghanistan and Germany are "mistakes" from a long-term national security perspective and called for a sustained commitment to assisting the Afghan government and its sec…

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Waucoma Bookstore, in partnership with Oregon State University Press, is pleased to present a virtual event with Tina Ontiveros in celebration of the release of her memoir, rough house. Ontiveros will be joined in conversation by writer Keenan Norris.

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Nikola founder Trevor Milton has stepped down as executive chairman after a short seller accused the hydrogen and electric truck startup of misleading investors and overstating the value of a business deal. CNN's Paul R. La Monica reports.

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President Donald Trump gave his blessing to a deal that would give Oracle and Walmart a combined 20% stake in a new company called TikTok Global, but questions around security remain. CNN's Selina Wang reports.

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GRANTS PASS, Ore., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grants Pass Downs, Oregon's premier horse racing track, kicks off its fall racing season today at 4:00 p.m. with an 8-race program. The highlight of the opening day card comes in the seventh race, the Applegate Stakes. The five-furlong event features a full field of 10 thoroughbreds competing for a purse of $13,000. Originally scheduled to begin September 14, the meet was delayed a week due to the hazardous air quality from Oregon's historic wildfires. The Fall 2020 meet will now span eight weeks of racing across 16 dates - every Monday and Tuesday through November 10 - and pay out more than $1 million in total purses for an average of over $60,000 each racing day.

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