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ANOTHER VOICE: Ombudsmen needed to advocate for residents of care facilities

Bear with me a bit as we take a look at how it would be to be confined to a small room.

Education: Oregon Promise bill holds just that

At 6:05 p.m. on July 7 the 2015 Oregon Legislative Session came to an end. The final days and hours of a session are filled with the consideration of a huge amount of policy and budget bills that must be passed before the final gavel falls.

Brown lawn time: Outdoor water saving tips

You don’t need Hood River County’s recent drought declaration to recognize that we’re facing an unusually dry year. With the Hood River running at 39 percent of normal, a nearly non-existent snow pack, and temperatures over 100 degrees in June, everyone has water on their minds.

ANOTHER VOICE: Don’t let Gorge become the next Lac Megantic

On July 6, 2013, a train carrying highly flammable oil from the Bakken region derailed and burned in the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, resulting in explosions so violent that several city blocks were flattened and 47 victims were incinerated, 5 of whom were never found.

Another Voice: Don’t bottle up long-term health and vitality of Cascade Locks

I urge you to reconsider Cascade Locks’ plan to enter into a contract with a private corporation to provide hundreds of millions of gallons of water annually to be bottled and sold.

ANOTHER VOICE: Sen. Ron Wyden in support of ‘blueprint for trade done right’

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Monday he will support moving forward on trade legislation that the Senate will consider this week.

Another Voice: Look ahead to celebrate Historic highway

The Yesteryear’s section of the News for the year 1915 has mentioned the great amount of auto traffic generated by the newly completed Columbia Gorge Highway.

Nixon’s Legacy: Celebrating the Deleted Expletive

WTFF?

I may not be the deepest of thinkers — in fact, some have said my well is not just shallow but was dug with a spade — but I like to think that I can recognize and appreciate the philosophical bent in others, even in the most unlikely of circumstances.

Young Voices: Exploring the nation through women’s wrestling

Over spring break, I went on a trip to visit colleges that offered women’s wrestling. While I was touring around Missouri and Kentucky, I learned about a tournament called Body Bar National Women’s Wrestling Tournament that is in Dallas, Texas.

Young Voices: Let’s lead the way in ending plastic bag use

I am writing this letter to request your assistance in creating a plastic bag ban or fee in Hood River. I believe it would positively affect our city in a variety of ways.

ANOTHER VOICE: Partnerships focus on ensuring youth are safe and successful

Over the last two and a half years, I have had the distinct honor of being part of a group of dedicated community volunteers and partners focusing on one common goal, the well being of the children in our community. In that time, an incredible amount of work has been done and milestones achieved. Through funding provided Casey Family Programs and a series of grants, the Keeping Families Together (KFT) initiative has focused their attention on several areas that have the most substantial impact on the success of youth in our community.

Young Voices: ‘I want to see how far I can go in life’

I awoke to the sound of the front door unlocking in the early hours of New Year’s morning. As the lights came on, I saw my dad standing in his bulky police uniform, his thoughts much heavier than his gear.

The State of Columbia Gorge Community College

Employees ‘speaking from a position of ignorance’; Board members seem to care little about college’s decline

ANOTHER VOICE: Look down for evidence some dog owners are dropping their responsibility

I just returned from a walk to one of my favorite places in Hood River — Waterfront Park.

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ANOTHER VOICE: The undetectable, un-majestic, caustic tick

“Check, check, check …” I’m recalling my halcyon microphone days, examining the sound system to determine its accuracy. Only this time it’s not sound checking … it’s tick checking.

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