An experiment in correspondence continues with interesting wrinkles.I wrote in this space a few months back about my return to writing a letter a day, something I tried with limited results in 2003 and again in 2008.
June 20 news item 1: “Gov. Kate Brown today released the following statement on the Oregon Senate’s request for assistance of the Oregon State Police to bring back the Senate Republicans:
I can tell you what year Ted Williams hit .406 and what Denny McLain’s pitching record was in 1968, but otherwise, my mental bank of baseball facts let me down in my recent “Park Your Age” column.
Gov. Kate Brown has ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient and longtime Bend resident, Robert (Bob) Maxwell, who died on May 11.
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.
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.
In voting on the May 21 Special Districts election in Hood River County, we recommend “yes” votes on both 14-65, termed the Public Health and Safety Five Year Local Option Levy, and 14-66, termed the Prepared Food and Beverage Tax.
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’ …
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.
This year brings the 50th anniversary of a historic event. As July 2019 approaches, we’re asking readers to think about answering one or all of three basic questions about the moon visits and space exploration...
It was another banner year for letters to the editor. Records that were broken in 2017 were broken again in 2018, helped by the election cycle and general discontent on a number of issues.
There is no basketball quite like November and December basketball, when hopes are high, teams are starting to gel, and it feels good to come out of the cold and into a warm gym.
Simply by stepping foot inside local shops and checking out the merchandise, you create an opportunity for community, even if you don’t end up buying anything at that particular moment.
Walden needs to answer to his characterization of his constituents’ behavior in that April 2017 session: “Weaponized” is how he termed the town halls of 2017 in deciding “I changed my mind’ when asked about his failure to fulfill his promise to hold a town hall in Hood River County this year.
Until Wednesday, Walden’s office did not respond to repeated requests, beginning in September, for a one-on-one interview with this newspaper; the interview was intended to take place in a timely manner with the election campaign. Walden will not be available to talk until Nov. 1, five days before the election.
Last week, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a decision from the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals that originally upheld the City of Hood River’s rezoning of Morrison Park, also known as Lot 700, for affordable housing, open space and regional trail connectivity.
Juxtapositions in an art exhibition are often serendipitous or happenstance: You see works that connect in unexpected, unintended ways — but connections do happen.
Among the shortest and most disturbing of the stories I read this year was the Isaac Babel war story that belies its innocent-sounding name: “My First Goose.”
Our family shared a milestone with thousands of Oregonians over the weekend: Our son, Delaney, graduated from college.
I well recall the first time I saw Jerusalem. It was 1978, the 30th year since the creation of the State of Israel, the year before the Camp David accords. I was on a bus with fellow students, en route from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea. We did not stop in Jerusalem on that three-day outing, but I knew I would be back.
The home stretch is here for reconstructing a vital community asset: the playground at Hood River Children’s Park.
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