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Jail chief hands over keys

NORCOR stable, but Weed says jail ‘expensive way to help mental illness’

When James Weed took the job of executive director at the regional jail in April 2009, he inherited eight pending lawsuits over alleged inmate abuse and a spate of high-profile personnel problems.

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$100K for education in first 15 years

When shoppers at Rosauers pick up a tasty organic apple from the “School Aid” bin, many are unaware that they’re fueling robots — and a new generation of engineers.

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Heukers now own old CL fire hall

It’s official: the old Cascade Locks Fire Hall is owned by the Heuker family of Dodson.

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With School Aid purchase, ‘You just gave money to kids’

“You do this to this apple, it becomes something different.”

Hearing delayed for accused caregiver

A Hood River caregiver accused of stealing over $10,000 from a patient appeared in court Monday March 30, but the hearing was postponed until May 4.

The Ale List: Knead sells to Logsdon; pFriem releases bottles

Knead Bakery at Fifth and Cascade has a new owner, and soon a new name.

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Making the best of what Mother Nature brings: With a fickle snow year, Meadows is forced to get creative

The last time the News wrote about Mt. Hood’s snowpack was Feb. 4 of this year, and we, just like many others in the region, were hopeful that the typically prodigious snowfall months of February and March would help turn around what had been a dismal winter recreation season.

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Rescuers help injured hiker near Horsetail

Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies and volunteers provided mutual aid Thursday to an injured hiker near Horsetail Falls area west of Cascade Locks.

Envirogorge offers Nature Space Awards

The Hood River nonprofit advocacy organization Envirogorge is renewing its Nature Space Awards for 2015.

HRV Fashion Club hosts youth fashion camp

The HRV Fashion Club is searching for 14 to 16 future fashionistas to attend their Tutus and Tyvek Fashion Camp on April 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in at Hood River Valley High School.

HR Port updating airport safety steps

The Port of Hood River is eyeing some changes at Ken Jernstedt Airfield to boost safety on the runway.

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Minnie Herman hits 104, keeps moving forward

Minnie Herman celebrated her 104th birthday Thursday, surrounded by friends and family, and still full of life.

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Holly Webster brings Tooth Fairy to life

If your preschooler or kindergartener says the Tooth Fairy came for a visit at school, chances are this is not a new imaginary friend they’re talking about.

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Rotary stops Wine and Pear Festival

Return of event is possible; club places its focus on other projects

Rotary traded carpentry and weeding for pears and wine this spring.

Police Log, March 16 to 22

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.