Community-based groups in the Columbia River Gorge have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of ending the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In preparation for the City of Hood River’s annual strategic planning work session, City Council seeks community input and ideas on priority projects to help achieve the City Council’s stated goals for the community. Community members are invited to contribute ideas via a print questionnaire…
State Sen. Bentz (R-Ontario) announced his intention to resign from the Oregon State Senate, effective Jan. 2, 2020, in order to dedicate time to his Second Congressional District campaign.
Hood River County’s Public Safety Services Survey is now live at hoodrivercounty.net. There is also a link on the county’s homepage, co.hood-river.or.us, and a Spanish translation will be online soon, also accessible from the county’s homepage. The survey will close on Dec. 15.
Wednesday, during an Energy and Commerce Committee markup, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), the Republican Leader of the committee, helped advance legislation he co-sponsored that would improve maternal healthcare.
Steve Gates: Father, business owner, one-time mayor and ever-mentor, died Nov. 20 after a five-year cancer battle. He was 69. The business and youth sports programs that Gates founded will remain enduring legacies of a man who also served as Hood River mayor in the early 1990s.
The year 2035, not 2050, gained official designation as carbon emission net-zero goal year in a new Climate Emergency resolution passed by Hood River City Council.
Two residents have offered their names for an open seat on Hood River City Council. Gladys Rivera has submitted her application to City Hall to fill the open seat vacated this fall when Kate McBride was appointed to fill out the term of mayor.
Hood River City and West Side Fire District residents registered resounding “yes” decisions to their respective ballot measures on Nov. 5.
Hood River County intends to rework the local option tax that failed on the May 2019 ballot, with the hope that they can get something passed to help stabilize the county’s financial situation.
One chief petitioner and one opponent of a forthcoming charter amendment ballot measure spoke to both sides of the issue Thursday at a Hood River Rotary luncheon at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. Below are highlights of their responses.Measure 14-67 would amend the City of Hood River Charter, ask…
The Nov. 5 special election is on the horizon.Here are important things to remember, starting with the fact that all ballots must be received by the Elections Office 8 p.m. on election night, Nov. 5.Remember: Postmarks do not count.
Ballots were mailed Oct. 16 for in-state residents eligible to vote on either of two local measures on the Nov. 5 Hood River County special election ballot.If you are a voter in precincts 1-6 and you haven’t received a ballot by Oct. 21 but think you should, call the Elections office at 541-…
Ballots will be mailed Oct. 16 for in-state residents eligible to vote on either of two local measures on the Nov. 5 Hood River County special election ballot.
Mayor Kate McBride moved up from city council Monday, assuming the duties after a unanimous council vote to appoint her as interim mayorMcBride, who had been Council President for three years, appeared along with Ed Wilder and Jason Garrett Gibson in a 45-minute Q-and-A session that Gibson i…
Klickitat County League of Women Voters and Columbia Women’s Action Network are planning voter registration events in the Columbia Gorge on National Voter Registration Day.
Hood River City Council has appointed two council members, Jessica Metta and Tim Counihan, to a subcommittee charged with creating interview questions that will be presented to applicants for the mayor vacancy.
Gov. Kate Brown’s Child Welfare Oversight Board recently shared a progress report on key initiatives launched over recent months focused on bringing Oregon children in out-of-state facilities back to Oregon, and hiring more caseworkers to protect children and work more closely with families.…
Here’s a back-to-school reminder from Kim Kean, Chief Deputy Director of the Hood River County Clerk’s office.This time of year, college students heading to school need to make sure their address is up to date for receiving their ballots in the mail.Students should update their voter registr…
The mayoral transition began in earnest Monday with Mayor Paul Blackburn reading his letter of resignation aloud — to take effect Aug. 31 — and passing the gavel to Mayor Pro Tem Kate McBride.
Hood River City Council devoted an hour Monday to hearing testimony on what essentially a dead issue: Turning part of Morrison Park into affordable housing.
A unique public forum is about to come to an end Thursday as Mayor Paul Blackburn holds his final “Pie With the Mayor” event.
Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) has decided to terminate existing agreements and discontinue efforts to advance a proposed affordable housing development on Tax Lot 700 in Hood River.
Local state representatives have secured a $1.7 million state investment to support emergency repairs to a failing storm sewer line that serves downtown Hood River, I-84, and portions of the Hood River waterfront.
A technicality gave rise to a brief civics debate at Hood River City Council on Monday, and Measure 14-67 on Morrison Park/Lot 700 will head to the ballot.
Immigration loomed large at the town hall convened July 3 in Cascade Locks by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, a Hood River Republican whose Second District comprises most of eastern Oregon, including Hood River County.
Chuck Thomsen (CT): In Camas, I thought, ‘What am I doing? I’m five minutes from Oregon. I was told Washington has a reciprocal agreement with the state that the State (Patrol) can come in 25 miles for us.
The debate on climate change appears to have deepened the gap between the liberal politics of Portland and Eugene and the conservative politics of rural areas with natural resource and agricultural economies.
About 75 people were in attendance at a Rep. Greg Walden town hall in Cascade Locks’ Marine Park Pavilion on July 3. After being introduced by Cascade Locks Mayor Tom Cramblett, Walden spoke about legislation in Congress dealing with forest management in respect to fire prevention, including…
Greg Walden (R-Hood River) said this week that Congress must stop bad robocalls from burdening Americans. During an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology markup for the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, Walden said, “Illegal robocalls affect the life of every American i…
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