How do you rebrand a fruit blossom?
Monday’s pre-town hall meeting with Sen. Jeff Merkley (story, A1) was well-attended, and as effective a half-hour gathering of a group of public officials as you could ever expect to see.
Governor Kate Brown encourages the citizens of Oregon to join communities around the nation in proclaiming April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is dedicated to raising awareness of child abuse and neglect and the factors that create risk.
Overheard: “This time of year you can’t get them to do anything.” That was one high school teacher to another, Monday morning as students returned to class following Spring Break.
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.