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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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Crews contain wildfire near Condon Monday

A fire near Condon burning 33,587 acres was fully contained Monday, officials reported.

Vancouver bans future oil refineries, storage facilities in the city

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Vancouver City Council has voted to prohibit new or expanded crude oil storage facilities in the city.

Ten tips and tricks you need to know for the County fair

All roads lead to Odell this week for the Hood River County Fair, running Wednesday through Saturday.

Bodies of missing Kentucky men found in forest near Parkdale

The bodies of a father and son from Kentucky who had been missing since 2014 were found Thursday evening near the Dog River Trail in the Mt. Hood National Forest, south of Parkdale.

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Immigration Counseling office opens in downtown Hood River

Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), a not-for-profit immigration law firm based in Portland, has opened a new regional office in Hood River, located in the Union Building at 216 Columbia St. The office is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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DAR chapter sets Guinness World Record for patriotic letters, with help from Parkdale kids

Parkdale students had a hand in helping the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) set a Guinness World Record this summer.

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Cool! Fair opens today

Please, come to the fair — just keep the gate closed.

Car crash takes CL man’s life

A man from Cascade Locks died early Wednesday morning in a car crash on Herman Creek Road, just outside of town.

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Evening of Oaths

A new City Council Member and two new police officers took the oaths of office Monday at Hood River City Council.

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Mosier groundwater contaminated after derailment spill

Regulators have found contaminated groundwater at the site of the June 3 fiery oil train derailment in Mosier.

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Stage set for new waterfront buildings

Construction is humming along at the Hood River waterfront.

Peace Walk: Take steps for a ‘safe future’ on Wednesday

In what has become a yearly tradition, the 2016 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk — “spreading peace and hope for a peaceful world, 71 years after Hiroshima” — makes its way to the Gorge on July 27.

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‘We Love You to China and Back’: Community rallies for local family on July 31

I love seeing how this community comes together selflessly to help, support, and encourage one another. Especially now with so much divisiveness in the world, we definitely need activities, events, and causes to bring us together and find common ground. When we connect and engage in a positive way, amazing things happen.