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Red Cross: Winter weather causes harmful shortage of needed blood supply

Shortages of tire chains or sidewalk ice melt are only part of the trying impacts of prolonged winter weather.

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Editor’s Notebook: Let’s hold a confab to sorta break the ice

NEWS ITEM: “The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station Tuesday after cutting a resupply channel through more than 60 miles of Antarctic ice. The Polar Star is America’s only operational heavy icebreaker that is capable of conducting the Antarctic resupply mission ...”

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Dedicated Delivery: In this tough winter, let your carrier know you care

Thank you for the continued dedication of our newspaper delivery crew.

Support Sanctuary: City resolution makes the right statements

Council should ratify the Sanctuary City resolution when it meets on Monday.

Editor’s notebook: Xs and Os: University coaches’ pay forsakes the rest of the funding alphabet

An open letter to Rob Mullens, University of Oregon athletic director.

Wish List: Looking to 2017

New Year’s Eve is here, and with it plans to celebrate.

AARP report on caregivers: ‘Time is one of the greatest gifts we can offer’

Are your employees moonlighting? New AARP Oregon research shows that many family caregivers are still in the workforce and doing double duty for their employer and their family members.

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School Support: Ed Foundation Membership Drive is a sure way to help local students

School is out, for now. School is soon to begin again. The need for community support for schools is always there.

Dear Readers: Thanks for Writing

Our Readers Write: Presenting Ackerman, Blue, through Zuehlke, Ann — Our Readers Who Write, 2016 edition.

Ready?: Facing, not fighting, the ‘annual crisis of love’

Is Christmas ready for you?

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Stay ready for winter: American Red Cross issues cold weather and heating safety tips

While the Red Cross encourages you to stay off the road if possible, if you have to drive in snow or freezing rain, follow these tips about how to drive safely in winter weather.

Prep Talk: Emergency management takes step up

Presidential proclamation: Death of John Glenn

A total of 22 new community volunteers stepped up in the FEMA Integrated Emergency Management Course this week in Hood River.

Here to Help: Christmas Project, Native Peoples

Kudos to the community for another season of giving.

Presidential proclamation: Death of John Glenn

As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions, until sunset on the day of internment.

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