It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…
Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement after President Donald Trump released his proposed fiscal year 2021 budget:
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) spoke Wednesday at a House Energy and Commerce joint subcommittee hearing entitled “Out of Control: The Impact of Wildfires on Our Power Sector and Environment.” This hearing is the third hearing the Committee has held on air quality and the effects of wi…
Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) have urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the international coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
Good things come in threes, and forthwith is a celebration of three of my favorite things, in ways I hope you find timely and enjoyable:
The last few decades have been a whirlwind. Globalization has redrawn boundaries we’ve long lived by and counted on. Technology has transformed everything about how we work, shop and even socialize.
Last May, the U.S. and Canada began negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) — a 1964 agreement that defines the way both countries share the Northwest’s greatest waterway.The CRT required British Columbia (B.C.) to build three dams in the upper portion of the watershed and …
‘Congress’ duty on war’I’m horrified and irate that Trump ordered the assassination of Gen. Qassim Suleimani, a top commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps. This would be equivalent to a foreign government assassinating our vice president outside the Toronto airport.This was not a def…
Our world is full of so-called “influencers” vying for our attention. You can’t miss them: They create tons of noise and are always in the spotlight. From spiritually bankrupt politicians to super-wealthy tech geniuses to charismatic online personalities who use their influence to sway audie…
Looking ahead to 2020, there is much to be excited about.Yes, it’s an election year, and the fractious nature of the American body politic is a clear cause for concern — though here in the Gorge, the votes will also include a number of key leadership roles in local government, and these are…
Letters to the Editor submissions were down all around in 2019. We received 639 letters from 379 writers this year. Contrast that to 2018, when the News received 865 letters by 476 different writers — that’s 226 fewer letters and 97 fewer writers this year.
The most surprising thing about the last month of 2019 is that we have not seen more “end of decade” coverage in the media.
If you’re like most of us, you overindulged a bit too much in 2019. No, not on calories (well, maybe those too!), but on “noise.” That’s the name for the dizzying onslaught of information from work emails, app notifications, the 24/7 news cycle, social media updates, and other forms of scree…
eNews has been a volunteer initiative of Sherry Kaseberg for many years, informing those who care about Sherman County and the wider world. She will end publication with the close of 2019. Her electronic news will be missed by me and by many others.
If you looked only at the big picture, you’d have to say we live in deeply troubled times. It seems we’ve never been more polarized. Political discourse feels more like a war zone than a thoughtful national conversation. But what happens when you zoom in closer?That’s the question I ask myse…
With minimal fanfare, in last week’s editions the Hood River News and our fellow Gorge newspapers rolled out the 2020 Gorge Giving guide, an annual tradition over the past five years.
Picture it: Your living room, December 2019. The tree is all aglow, the eggnog poured (and spiked), the whole family gathered ‘round — and you’re only half-present. Your mind keeps wandering to what might be waiting for you just a click or a scroll away. Work emails. News updates. Candy Crus…
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has released a video statement after he introduced the Lower Costs, More Cures Act of 2019, which consists of bipartisan provisions that would lower the cost of prescription drugs for Americans.
Rep.Greg Walden (R-Hood River) spoke Dec. 4 at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing entitled “Flu Season: U.S. Public Health Preparedness and Response.”
Last Friday a letter came across my desk. It was an anonymous one; other than Facebook and website comments where we sometimes see a made-up name or none at all, Hood River News doesn’t get many anonymous letters. And it is our policy to not publish them in print. (The contradiction between …
Time is running out for people who want health insurance in 2020 but do not get coverage through their job or the Oregon Health Plan.
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- Overdue snowboarder found deceased at Meadows
- Obituary: Chanda Rodriguez
- Burglars hit Gorge Rebuild-It
- Another voice: ’I will fight the president’s reckless budget proposal’
- The Next Door names two as Philanthropists of the Year
- Best Western-HR Inn expands popular Gorge Room
- New faces emerge for May Primary as DA, County Board challengers file; March 10 is deadline to file
- Letters to the Editor for February 15
- County levy public hearing is Tuesday
- Chamber issues 2019 awards, looks ahead to 2020
- Two unrelated deaths at Meadows this week
- Best Western-HR Inn expands popular Gorge Room
- At town hall, Sen. Wyden stands for parks, senior concerns
- Former mayor Arthur Babitz files for County Board Position 2
- Oregon Arts Commission gives operating grant to CGOA
- Pure Gorge teams with Cleaning for a Reason; Free home cleaning for cancer patients
- Pollinator workshop offered at HR library
- OneGorge legislative night Feb. 19 in Salem