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HB 2039: A helpful connection

Checking the Hood River Bridge lift cables for strength and alignment is a timely metaphor for a political process, about to begin, that spans the Columbia River. Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles), has recently introduced a bill he hopes will boost both the act’s and the commission’s profiles with his colleagues in the State Legislature and help support the commission as it struggles to obtain enough funding to adequately carry out its federally-mandated duties (story, page A1).

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 24

Missed the point; Real State of Union; Children’s story

ANOTHER VOICE: Leos are 700,000 containers and counting

Two years ago, in this space, I was happy to report on the Leos first Saturday collection of deposit bottles and cans in the Rosauers’ parking lot. At that time, the project had collected 400,000 containers since its beginning in 2009. Now, two years later, I am happy to report that the Leos are still collecting beverage containers and those nickel deposits continue to add up. This month, the Leos surpassed 700,000 containers. That’s $35,000 worth of nickels — every dollar going back to local groups and activities in our community.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 21

Warmest year on record; Know options; more

Board work: Elected or appointed, public service opportunities abound

No matter where you live in Hood River County, opportunities to serve are right at hand.

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Ten years after tragedy, fond memories endure

It is hard to believe that 10 years ago a horrible plane crash claimed the lives of three young men from the Hood River community: my husband Chris Jones, who owned Son-Rise Development, Paul Linck, the pilot of our plane, and Brook Campbell, who owned Rockin’ the Gorge, a local drywall company.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 17

Protesting point; Punchbowl Falls ‘a gem’; more

Service: The best way to remember Dr. King

We could fill dozens of editorial columns with the powerful words of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., from throughout his career serving his church, his community, and the nation.

Game time: Not the Ducks, but the House and Senate

The two squads will go head-to-head in a contest of strength and strategy.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 14

Cold nights, warm bed; A vision of peace; Good job, Obama; more

Every single soldier: looking for photos to help honor Vietnam fallen

My name is Janna Hoehn. I am a 25 year resident of Maui, Hawaii. Six years ago, my husband and I made our first trip to Washington, D.C. Because Vietnam was the war that was going on while I was in high school, the first memorial on my list was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Walden: Making progress together for our region and state

The biggest disagreements and loudest voices got most of the attention during this last session of Congress, from filibusters to failed websites, immigration to ISIL.

24: Remembering Charlie, and the connection to those yellow stars

The cowardly massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris put me in an uncomfortably reflective mood last week.

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Je Suis Charlie

“What happened in Paris today is a devastating shock for France, and for the freedom of the Press.”

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 10

Time for change; Rescuing our food; For shame

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