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Editor's Notebook: By George, one’s own name is a basic sweet spot in your sense of identity

“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

Fire Season: The threat we all share

Fire season is back, amid hot temperatures in the Columbia Gorge.

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July 4: Making a successful parade better

Parade coordinator Tom Yates and his crew of Lion volunteers have done it again: the July 4 parade and Jackson Park festivities were a success, and a well-attended one. These events cannot happen without the help of volunteers, and the team really came through this year. What follows are a few comments on the event, and three suggestions for further improvement.

Fair Shares: Show your talents and interests

Over the next two weeks, school kids will be bringing home art, science, and writing and other projects after a year’s hard work and inspiration.

Editor's notebook: Back to Park Your Age, or, a warm day in Antarctica

Part trivia project, part exercise program, PYA is back.

Trail IQ: Ready? Set? Know before you go

What brings people to the Gorge? Chief among the reasons are the wonders of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and national forests on both sides of the river.

AP fact check: Trump claims on Russia probe aren’t adding up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some things aren’t adding up in President Donald Trump’s account of the investigation into his campaign’s relationship with Russians, an inquiry he says “I respect,” yet considers a “witch hunt.”

Morrison Park: Yes to re-zone, but dig in first

Monday night, Morrison Park re-zone should get city council okay.

The story so far: on schedule in ‘12 novels in 12 months’

"How much easier it is to move many than to move the few.”

See Follies: Four strong reasons to attend a classic community event

Lions Follies is a great Hood River tradition that deserves the support of a large audience.

Editor’s Notebook: Those letters, ‘stupid’ or not, keep the conversations going

Last week I received a letter from a Hood River retiree who chided me for typos and other journalistic deficiencies, and for my occasional practice of writing about that fact that I enjoy sending letters and postcards. That’s fine, happy for the feedback, and everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Rest ACHA: Trump and GOP need to give health care reform more time; Greg Walden must connect with his constituents

President Donald Trump said this week, “We have a chance to do something fantastic, to do something amazing,” referring to pending health care legislation, aka American Health Care Act.

Filing Time: March 16 deadline approaches; new public servants are needed

How did Hood River County’s two state legislators get their start in politics?

HR Bridge: ‘The time is now’ to replace this critical, yet outdated, regional span

The Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge opened on Dec. 9, 1924, when Calvin Coolidge was president. Within a year, 79,545 cars, 67 stage coaches, 3,920 livestock and 3,764 bicycles had crossed the river. In 1939, the lift span was installed after construction of Bonneville Dam. World War II began that year in Europe.

Editor's Notebook: Inside a tense moment during an otherwise peaceful protest march

Oblige me while I weigh in on a letter to the editor published during my week of vacation at the end of February.

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