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Foster Parenting: Simple answers to a challenging task

Becky Windsor’s approach to being a foster mom is simple, but effective.

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Success is one caring adult away

To many who knew him, “Daniel” probably seemed to be just another sad statistic. Growing up on the tough streets of North Portland, he first started getting in trouble at age 12.

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Responding to Eagle Creek fire

As fire continues, community puts concern into action

Nearly 1,000 people have put themselves in harm’s way to fight the Eagle Creek/Indian Creek fire in the past two weeks, and as the fire grows so does community support for the fire crews and other responders.

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Three Flags and a pit stop

Back on Sept. 1, when Gorge smoke was more of a bothersome haze than a choking blanket, approximately 300 motorcyclists passed through Hood River en route to Puerto Penasco, Mexico.

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Travelogue: GUATEMALA

‘A week that will never be forgotten’ in a beautiful, broken country

As we touched down with two pronounced bumps on the puddled runway at Guatemala City International airport, I took one more big breath, whispered a prayer, and prepared for the unknown week of hard work waiting for us in this incredible country.

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Beyond the Loft: 6 Street's next 25 years

Long-time regulars at Sixth Street Bistro and Pub might remember that loft.

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Kaleidoscope: Summer scenes 2017

SUMMER 2017 brought the troublesome combination of heavy smoke in early August and some of the hottest temperatures on record in late July.

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Travelogue: Eclipse in Tahiti

During our epic journey sailing across the Pacific Ocean with our family of four, we had the opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse, just south of Tahiti. It required a challenging overnight sail and a little bit of effort to view 100 percent totality.

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HRMS: A school transformed

Hood River Middle School will be a “smart building with an old look,” said the man overseeing the transformation of one of the county’s most iconic structures.

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SUMMER SHAKESPEARE: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Plays for Non-Profits performed on the lawn

William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens Aug. 3, in dinner theater, on the lawn at Stonehedge Gardens.

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Fair Time: HOOD RIVER COUNTY FAIR — ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Sammy Kershaw headlines on July 29

The 2017 Hood River County Fair runs Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, with the theme “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns to the Fair.”

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Travelogue: Panama

Aboard catamaran, bikes and ATVs on remote Caribbean islands

My teeth chattered. In my tiny backpack, there were no socks or long pants.

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Deep-rooted friendship: Tsuruta Sister City Program turns 40

Gifts took their accustomed honored place at Thursday’s 40th anniversary dinner celebrating the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City program.

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SPAMALOT: Monty Python classic spoof takes stage in Bingen

King Arthur and faithful Knights Bedevere, Lancelot and Dennis pursue the Holy Grail nightly for a couple of weeks in Bingen, parrying hilariously with the French Taunters, the irrepressible (and limbless) Black Knight, Tim the Enchanter, and others along the road to Cametlo. Er, Calmeto — Camelot, that is.

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'17 celebrates: ‘Growing up and getting out’ at HRVHS and Horizon

The stands at Henderson Community Stadium were filled to the brim Friday evening for Hood River Valley High School’s graduation, as family and friends cheered on the class of 2017.

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