Eclipse Begins: 9:04 a.m. on Aug. 21.
Back-to-school spending is cutting more deeply into family budgets than ever before. In fact, the National Retail Foundation expects parents to shell out $83.6 billion this year to send their children and college students back to school, an increase of 10 percent over last year.
Addicted Americas; Helpful letter; more
Taxpayer-funded pension systems are combustible by nature, but Oregon’s ticking time bomb known as PERS is on the brink of exploding.
Don’t rush bad bill; We the people; more
As we venture deeper into the new realities of a Donald Trump presidency, many people across this great country are still feeling anger and resentment toward one another in the wake of a very messy and tumultuous 2016 election. Rather than seeing past their political differences, a growing number of Americans have chosen to stop speaking with friends and even family members, all because of whom they voted for.
Thoughtful Plea, No excuse, Voyeur drones, more
Please try this exercise: Go find the chair in your house with a loose joint that makes it wiggle a little. Everyone has at least one, right? Next step … find the wobbliest leg and use a saw to cut it off. Now sit back down in the chair.
I feel so blessed to live in a place where people love their animals!
Save DACA; Clinic checks; Fix it: vote; more
The Oregon Legislature recently passed two pieces of legislation that increase the prospects for replacement of the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge.
Dist. 2 list grows; ‘Not mysterious’; more
Subject: Street safety, and problem intersections as viewed by the community. Kudos to the City of Hood River for putting a Monkey on its back.
Throughout the entirety of this year, I have had the opportunity to take in the Juntos program.
“Maybe each of us is Cain to some Abel, and slays him in the field without knowing it through the things he does to him, the things he says to him, and the things he should say and doesn’t.” — Primo Levi