ANOTHER VOICE: A new park needs a community’s shared vision

The City of Hood River is expected to grow by 4,500 people in the next 20 years. As the city grows we need to carefully plan for our future so that Hood River becomes a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community, not just a bigger one. Public parks have a pivotal role in enhancing quality of life. We need to provide for the future livability of Hood River by investing in parkland now.

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 31

Track the money; Superb care; more

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Danger Zone: Damaged trees require attention

Kudos to Oregon Department of Transportation for quick response this week to calls to remove hazardous material from Highway 30 east of Hood River.

Another Voice: Walden announces support for ‘Families in Mental Crisis’ Act

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) this week announced that he supports a major mental health reform bill moving through the U.S. House of Representatives.

Safe Halloween: Be on guard for roving ghouls

When asked to “reflect on Halloween,” one could look at it two ways.

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 28

Renew Halloween decor tradition; Help with Robotics; more

Letters to the Editor for Oct.24

Shelter needs more volunteers; Violation

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: New legislation gives support and certainty to victims of violence

Recent tragedies cause us again to reflect on the topic of violence in our society.

Another Voice: Proposed Water Protection Measure: It’s not just about Nestlé

In Hood River County, it is impossible to separate water from our local economy or our identity. It is critical for our farms and orchards, as well many other businesses we depend on. With the drought this summer, many families learned firsthand about water conservation.

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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 21

Debate thoughts; Public health; Willing to learn; Arts goldmine; Wear seatbelt

Logo’s Last Leg: The mountain, of course, will remain

Talk about a spur to discussion.

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 14

A calling; Suggestion; See ‘Romeo’

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Kind Words: Chalk will fade but ways endure to counteract bullying of kids

Bullying of youth is an ancient and year-round problem, but it naturally gains a new focus when the school year resumes and students are back together on a daily basis.