Red Cross urges donations during National Preparedness Month

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 17

Mosier derailment report; Rev. Dowd speaks Monday; and A poorer Hood River

First Responders: Community should join governor in giving a well-earned thank you

Coming on the heels of solemn observances of 9/11 is Gov. Kate Brown’s proclamation that Sept. 21-27 is First Responder Appreciation Week.

Outside and In: This weekend, and beyond, we all have many avenues to help local programs

We say this is fall, but the calendar says summer for another week, and so does the community schedule for this weekend, a varied, quintessentially Hood River selection of things to do outdoors.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 14

Entitlement; Time for change; more

ANOTHER VOICE: Do teachers’ climate change beliefs influence students?

A North Carolina State University study of middle school science classes explored whether teachers’ beliefs about climate change influenced students’ perceptions.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 10

Marching orders; Joking?; Reading, conversation project this fall

9/11: Our words, 15 years on

The 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies puts America’s major watershed moment at a strange place in time: almost a generation ago.

‘Monitoring a Bleeding Heart’: How we can stop nonprofits from failing the Syrian people

Almost six months ago, a nongovernmental organization (NGO), operating in Turkey, hired me to monitor and evaluate its projects for Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons. Fresh out of college, with no prior experience in nonprofit work, I was unprepared to discover how the system fails, and even hurts the Syrian people.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 7

Missing the point; ‘Clean House’; more

Why are you happy?

One Community Health embarks on a campaign to let your community know

Happiness is good for your health. A review of hundreds of studies has found compelling evidence that happier people have better overall health and live longer than their less happy peers. But the recipe and ingredients for this are variable things.

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Modern Home Tour Sept. 24: Event in White Salmon area serves underprivileged kids

“How is a child going to focus and excel at school if they are burdened with worries that no child should be burdened with?”

Jim Drake's Entertainment Blog: Nick Moss’ ‘Root to Fruit’ CD celebrates roots, future of blues

I’m pretty sure the stage outside at Springhouse Cellar is an assemblage of pallets and possibly some old wine-barrel parts.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 3

Supports education; More trains?; more

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Editor's Notebook: Home stretch in a stamp-strewn stroll through another age

As the year goes on, folks are trying to follow the script.