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Gov. Kate Brown has ordered flags lowered to half-staff at all public institutions from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day. Flags should be raised to full-staff from noon to sunset.

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 Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) stressed the need to improve progress of nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford Site during a hearing before the Energy and Commerce Committee this week, according to a press release from Walden’s office. Citing a Government Accountability Office (GAO…

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As the CEO of a food manufacturing company based here in Hood River, I want rural Oregon’s manufacturers to succeed. I want companies like mine to be able to expand and hire more workers across the county. This legislative session, lawmakers in Salem can help local businesses achieve these g…

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Gov. Kate Brown orders all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15 in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

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Gov. Kate Brown has ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Oregon Secretary of State Norma Paulus, who died on February 28. Flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, April 27, the date of Secretary Paulus’ …

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Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of Washington state’s Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier, who died on April 14 after being shot on duty while responding to a call April 13.

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Show figuresSince the county is asking for more money, I would like to see the past three years’ tax statements showing how the revenue was spent.I believe a balance sheet showing revenue and expenses should be in order.Thanks for publishing the papers.Linda Holloway Hood River

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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum testified before the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee on April 2 in support of stronger guns laws, specifically creating stronger regulations of untraceable “3D-printed” firearms and other “ghost guns,” said a press release. Senate Bill 978 is the leg…

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Thank you for inviting me to share a little about Helping Hands Against Violence (HHAV) — what we do, how we do it, and how your support helps survivors to be safe.As most of you know, HHAV is a non-profit which supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual support and stalking through she…

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Refundable tax creditsI have been surprised how recent news about people’s tax refunds often omits discussion of refundable tax credits. I shouldn’t be surprised. I didn’t know anything about them until I became a volunteer tax preparer. Like the news articles, I thought people got refunds b…

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Miguel was supporting a wife and five kids in southern Oregon prior to his recent arrest by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE). His youngest daughter was just learning to walk. His small business was thriving. I met with him last week at the Northern Oregon Regional Correction Center …

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Last month, prior to the announced town hall in Hood River, we asked readers what they would ask U.S. Rep. Greg Walden if they were unable to attend the event. The questions dealt with a variety of concerns and ongoing issues.

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