Hood River City Council is right to be notching up its tobacco use policy.
Flags Lowered: David Frohnmayer
She stands there, patient, dedicated, and stately, never wavering, save her undesired glacial melting.
Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation. Journalists of every stripe – cartoonists to commentators to hard news reporters – have been in on it. And not just journalists, but politicians, educators and librarians, as well as members of nonprofits and civic groups.
Any hiker knows the feeling of climbing on scree.
"What are you hiding from me?”
Budget help needed
March 8 marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time and serves as a good reminder for Oregonians to test their smoke alarms. The Office of State Fire Marshal is urging residents to test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries.
Not every success registers as a medal or trophy, and any success is best viewed as a work in progress.
A Sunday cartoon resonated with me, following a fun event on Friday night.
Stan Benson of Hood River quietly exited the Hood River County Planning Commission this week after 25 years of service. Benson deserves thanks for a quarter-century of service in what is largely a thankless role.
Keeping kids safe is the basic goal with our annual “Just Say No!/Soli Di No” special section in this edition.
John Kitzhaber has cleared out his desk and Gov. Kate Brown faces the tough challenge of picking up the pieces, rebuilding faith and fostering legislation. She’s as able as any public servant in the state and all Oregonians should wish her the best in a time when the state needs steady leadership.
The circumstances surrounding Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s decision to leave office today remain cloudy at best, but the governor made the right move. Kitzhaber was simply a distraction at a time when state lawmakers need focus.
By now, the wave building toward the Salem beach has probably crashed.
The unseasonably warm weather we’ve seen points us even earlier than usual toward spring.
The amenities and upgrades on State Street are visible now that the Urban Renewal streetscape project is done: new pavement, better and wider sidewalks, underground utilities, landscaping, and pedestrian plazas featuring benches, drinking fountains, and more.