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‘Hotter, earlier, longer’: Groups plan to sue EPA over river temperatures

Dead fish clogged the Columbia River and its tributaries last summer in what environmental groups called the river’s worst salmon kill in recorded history.

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Talking about bags

Mayor Paul Blackburn talks with Shallon Courser, Hood River Walmart representative, at Wednesday’s “plastic bag summit” at Hood River Library.

Give to the river Aug. 20: ‘Love Your Columbia Day’

The third annual Love Your Columbia Day takes place in Hood River Aug. 20, with special cleanup, restoration and celebrations along the river.

Kids invited to learn at Bonneville Dam Aug. 24

Fourth graders to receive “Every Kid in a Park” passes

Summer is winding down, and next year’s passes for fourth graders will soon be available at Bonneville Dam.

Judge upholds denial of Columbia River coal dock

An administrative law judge in Oregon on Friday found that state regulators acted within their authority when they rejected a proposed coal terminal on the Columbia River that would funnel millions of tons of American coal to power-hungry Asia each year.

Learn about ‘zero-waste’ at Green Drinks

Learn how to turn your waste stream into a resource stream at the next Green Drinks.

Hood River mayor convenes Aug. 17 summit on possible ban of plastic bags

The community is invited to join a discussion, convened by Mayor Paul Blackburn, about reducing consumption of single-use plastic carry out bags by barring their use in Hood River County retail stores and encouraging use of reuseable carry out bags made with other materials.

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Earth Bag Initiative: Aug. 17 summit starts plastic bag ban discussion

The community is invited to join a discussion, convened by Mayor Paul Blackburn, about reducing consumption of single-use plastic carry out bags by barring their use in Hood River County retail stores and encouraging use of reuseable carry out bags made with other materials.

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Gorge leaders oppose Vancouver oil terminal as hearings wrap up

Gorge leaders spoke out against a proposed oil-by-marine terminal in Vancouver as hearings over the project’s fate came to a close July 29.

Green Drinks meets Aug. 17, highlights ‘zero waste’

Learn how to turn your waste stream into a resource stream at the next Green Drinks on Aug. 17.

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Gorge Gleaning celebrates launch of new community project

Columbia Gorge Gleaning invites the community to a kick-off event on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at 3322 Thomsen Road in Pine Grove, south of Hood River.

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Peace Walk for nuclear-free future

About a dozen people joined in on the Hood River leg of the annual Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk on Wednesday, July 27.

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Burn ban? No problem, no smoke, if you have a ‘burn box’

Hood River valley grower Cindy Collins is featured in a United States Department of Agriculture blog post by Tracy Robillard the Natural Resources Conservation District on July 20.

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New waste collection bins’ debut

Council chambers take on an unusual look Monday as Jim Winterbottom, right, of Waste Connections, the contractor for solid waste disposal with the City of Hood River, presents to Hood River City Council Monday on a proposal for a set of substantial changes to waste collection service in the city.

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Herrera Beutler to BPA on wires: ‘Get it done’

At a meeting Monday in White Salmon, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler bluntly told the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) it should immediately get safety marker balls placed on its new transmission lines across the Columbia River.

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