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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

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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.

ANOTHER VOICE: Protecting children from abuse and neglect – an Oregon perspective

Protecting our children from all of life’s ills, and especially from abuse and neglect, is perhaps our single most important responsibility as adults. There should be no controversy in that statement, no partisanship or disagreement.

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Young Voices: Girls ask the boys to HRVHS ‘Sadie’ dance

“The Sadie Hawkins Dance in my khaki pants. There’s nothing better. The girls ask the guys, it’s always a surprise,” goes the song by Relient K.

April 8, 1975: Leaving Saigon, Vietnam

Forty years ago our family went to the beach for spring break, where I celebrated my 11th birthday. That beach was warm and sunny; we snorkeled and swam and rode bicycles, and climbed through abandoned helicopters.

ANOTHER VOICE: School superintendent calls for public engagement on Senate school fund vote

Supt. Dan Goldman of Hood River County School District sent out this letter to district patrons this week:

ANOTHER VOICE: Tips for living in a small town

I have lived in Hood River for almost 11 years, and this is the first place I’ve ever loved. Coming from Seattle, I had to learn a few things to settle into the community. If you’re new to small town life, this advice is for you.

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