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Another Voice: To invest in a strong country, invest in clean energy jobs

On Veteran’s Day, let’s honor our veterans by taking steps to strengthen and protect our country. As a former captain in the United States Army, I consider the most compelling argument for renewable energy to be homeland security. The Department of Homeland Security says, “Without a stable energy supply, health and welfare are threatened, and the U.S. economy cannot function.”

Gorge Community Foundation: Community groups should focus on the importance of thinking long-term

We are so lucky to call the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge home — a special place renowned for its natural beauty, diverse heritage, and, of course, the wonderful people who live and work here.

State Treasurer: ‘Misguided’ tax reform plan harms programs, benefits super-rich

State Treasurer Tobias Read on Thursday issued a press release sharply criticizing the newly unveiled blueprint for a massive federal tax cut saying it would largely benefit the super-rich, while putting at risk key projects that benefit working families.

Another Voice: Time to take action — approve Dream Act now

President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Sept. 5. This means that thousands of DACA recipients like me are no longer able to re-enroll. After March 5, 2018, DACA permits will begin to expire and hundreds of young people will be without protection from deportation, a work permit, and a driver’s license

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Yasui Legacy Project, Oregon Nikkei announce youth scholarship contest

The Min Yasui Legacy Project and Oregon Nikkei Endowment announced the Minoru Yasui Day Essay Contest on Oct. 19, in honor of Minoru Yasui’s 101st birthday.

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‘Sharing History’ at Museum tells the vital story of local Latino contributions

The creative spirit of Latino culture currently enlivens The History Museum. “Sharing History/Building Community” opened last week with the laughter of children, classic Latino folklorico music and dance, and dozens of visitors enjoying the new exhibition, as well as traditional sweets.

Another Voice: Conjuring happiness by the bagful

From crappiness, happiness!

Another Voice: If Net Neutrality dies, the internet dies with it

Do you like paying more for less? If so, then you’re going to love President Trump’s plan to eliminate Net Neutrality.

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Eagle Creek fire stakeholders say ‘thank you, firefighters’

As our incident management team returns home from the Eagle Creek fire, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the residents of the Hood River Valley and Cascade Locks.

Another Voice: Finding ‘Best of All Worlds’ in the area of cell tower permit requests

Who doesn’t want their cell phone to have a strong signal, with lots of bars?

Another Voice: Eagle Creek Fire: The Gorge will recover

It’s all too easy to do Monday morning quarter backing as to what should have been done. The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a complex mosaic of ownership and management responsibilities. The 292,500 acre land base includes wilderness, state parks and national forest lands and about 50 percent of the scenic area in private ownership. Management of scenic area lands is divided between the U.S. Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge Commission, counties and state and federal agencies such as State Parks and Bonneville Power Administration.

Another Voice: The unDACAmented status

Although Donald Trump had pledged to reverse Obama’s executive orders on immigration during his presidential campaign, the president had softened and showed some “heart” for the DREAMERs protected under DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. However, the president has callously decided to terminate the irenic DACA program that temporarily deferred deportations for nearly 800,000 young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. The president’s final decision on DACA was delivered on Sept. 5 by the Attorney General Jeff Sessions, one of the leading opponents of DACA. Sessions emphasized that the government will no longer accept new applications from undocumented immigrants to shield them from deportation.

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Another Voice: Let’s not listen to rumors or scare talk

A few months ago, here’s what former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murphy had to say about the populace in the United States:

Another Voice: Call on Greg Walden to support Dream Act of 2017

The thing that scared many folks in our community the most about a Trump presidency has happened.

County Pervention: ‘Tobacco 21’ welcome, but more steps needed to protect children

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a new law that raises the required minimum age to legally buy or obtain tobacco products from 18 to 21. This event caps a year-long celebration of 20 years of tobacco prevention successes in the state.

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