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Closures and cancelations for Friday, Jan. 20

Closures and cancelations for Friday, Jan. 20

I-84 reopens

Interstate 84 has been opened from Hood River to Troutdale, in both directions.

Cancelations for Thursday, Jan. 19

Cancelations for Thursday.

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I-84 closed Thursday, snow may return soon

Interstate 84 still closed, some snow may fall tonight and tomorrow morning.

I-84 still closed Wednesday afternoon

I-84 remains closed between Hood River and Troutdale Wednesday afernoon.

Cancelations for Wednesday, Jan. 18

We will update as information becomes available.

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Roots and Branches: ‘He never gave up’

The seemingly endless blanket of sparkling white snow on the ground exceeded the top rail of our deck this week, blocking the view of the brilliant white valley below.

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Teams forming now: ‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ returns March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The fun takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

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Providence Hood River maintains near-normal functions despite snow

Winter conditions continue to create transportation difficulties in the Columbia Gorge area. The hospital has received several calls about operations.

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Fire destroys Tucker Road home

Two women displaced, dogs saved

Two Hood River women lost virtually everything Friday when a fire turned their home to rubble.

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Ice storm hits mid-week

A serious freezing rain event is on the way, emergency officials say.

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Voices at rally say ‘Keep Obamacare’

More than 80 people attended an outdoor rally for health care Sunday in Hood River, braving 15 degree weather and standing in the snow at Overlook Memorial Park at Second and State streets.

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MLK Day speakers retain hope, voice cautions

Hope, awareness, and action. Those are the concepts to take forward, speakers said Monday at the Martin Luther King Day events at Riverside Community Church, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries.

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ACA Rally

Eighty or so people gathered at Second and State streets early Monday afternoon to support retention of the Affordable Care Act.

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The Ale List: Brewers in Gorge fest showcases local ales

It was not Hood River’s first beer fest.