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Final unofficial election results (last updated on the Oregon Secretary of State’s website at 4:35 a.m. on May 20) for May 19 primary show 8,319 votes cast by 15,049 eligible voters in Hood River County, a 55.28 percent turnout. 

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Many Oregon businesses are now allowed to reopen under the state’s Phase 1 guidelines, but attorneys have yet to determine how these eased social-distancing restrictions affect a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of several Oregon businesses requesting relief from the state’s coronavirus-relat…

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The annual Lunafest Film Festival, the first all-women traveling film festival, now in its 19th season, will be screening virtually for the first time in its history on Thursday, May 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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In light of ongoing restrictions on large gatherings driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hood River Lions Club has decided to cancel its 4th of July celebration parade and related events.

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On Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 7:28 p.m., The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a serious injury motor vehicle collision at milepost 5 on the USFS 65 road, 15 miles north of Carson.

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The Hood River County School District and Superintendent Dr. Sara Hahn-Huston announced today, May 13, that she is resigning at the conclusion of the 2019/2020 school year, according to a district press release.

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Columbia Gorge News presents this list of ways to help neighbors around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included in the listing, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

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After one full week, the strike continues by about one-third of the work force at Hood River Distillers.

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With the weather warming up, locals and out-of-towners alike are itching to get outside and enjoy sunny days in the Gorge, and while multiple agencies are working to reopen recreation in the Gorge, it is a challenge to get those sites back open safely.

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They are making sure that residents get to vital treatments like dialysis or chemotherapy. They are bringing groceries and prescription medications to residents whose underlying health issues put them at high risk if exposed to the novel coronavirus. They are sewing masks for colleagues and …

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As the key May 15 coronavirus “reopening” date approaches, Hood River County officials — and local businesses and other gathering places — await approval of the county’s so-called reopening plan.

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Local government elected officials from the Mid-Columbia Region have formed a bi-state working group that meets regularly to collaboratively address issues and take actions necessary to keep the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate bridge replacement project moving forward as the required envi…

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The family of Kyle McCarthy, 13, had been planning a second Superhero Fun Run for months to raise money to offset the cost of a SmartDrive Max Mobility 2 attachment for his wheelchair.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, community members are preparing for a local influx of patients by securing extra surge capacity adjacent to Skyline Hospital.

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Work towards creating a memorial in honor of the late Steve Gates continues and, while social distancing guidelines currently prohibit community gatherings, the designs serve as a reminder that people will eventually be able to gather together again.

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The Gorge Chapter Ducks Unlimited held their 35th consecutive fundraising banquet and auction at the Hood River Inn in February. Over 200 attended for an evening of fun, games and food while helping contribute to the future of wetlands and waterfowl habitats.

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Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that tribal communities in Oregon will receive over $430,000 to support the needs of elders and in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

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A city charter update for The Dalles and a Hood River County Public Safety Tax levy are highlights of the May 19 Primary Election, for which ballots were mailed April 29.

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Hood River County has identified a sixth case of COVID-19 in a local resident. This person is not associated with any of the previous cases and has not been hospitalized, according to a county press release, and the person is now self-isolating at home.

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A collaboration of community organizations across western Klickitat County has received word they will be awarded a grant to launch a Community-Clinical Linkages Program.

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Out of concern for the health and safety of public donors and club volunteers, the Hood River Lions Club has temporarily suspended collection of deposit beverage containers in Hood River.

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