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Red Flag: Clear message in fire’s haze

What we saw hanging in the air around us Friday puts a twist on the old saying: “There’s smoke, where’s the fire?”

Editor's Notebook: Steee-rike one for technology! Ump-o-tron is at the plate

It’s a great thing when you see the connection between two apparently unconnected news items you read in the newspaper. (That kind of serendipity just doesn’t happen as well when you read online, can’t explain why.)

Era’s End: Thanks, Dollie and Lynn Rasmussen

Estate sales are always bittersweet things, and in its own unique way that is certainly the case with the one at landmark Rasmussen Farms.

Editor's Notebook: Softball season now over, savoring a sweet slice of summertime

Church League softball ended another season last week.

Flags Lowered: Chattanooga shooting victims

At the request of President Obama, Governor Kate Brown, on July 21, ordered flags lowered to half-staff at all public institutions until sunset on Saturday, July 25 in honor of the victims of the Chattanooga shootings.

Got News? How to get your item into the newspaper

It’s easy to submit your news item to the Hood River News.

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Go to the Fair: Volunteers make it a blue ribbon experience

You can count on the Fair for a blue ribbon experience.

Saving the Slough

Sometimes the lowest points need our highest vision.

Safe to Home

Early summer has been a tragic time on local highways.

Beautiful Bounty: Enjoy the July 4 pomp and creativity

“Beautiful Bounty” is a parade theme that well-describes the event itself.

Extreme Need: No ban on fireworks — just be careful

Do you think Sunday’s thunder storm was loud?

Beat the Heat

Have fun in the sun — and the water — but stay safe

Here are some tips from American Red Cross and National Weather Service for how to beat the heat:

Water wise?

Public agencies must take the lead in conserving precious resource

Word came from a reader this week about some sidewalk watering by a public agency.

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