Veterans Day message from the VA
Veterans Day celebrates and honors the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of the nearly 22 million living Americans who served our nation in uniform — at home and abroad — during times of both war and peace.
Growing up in a Canadian family in the United States, it was never really in my blood to be political in any way. My parents have never been able to vote in this country, so the conversation didn’t come up much.
It’s not often that a legislator comes face to face with the benefits of the policies he or she has passed into law. I had such an experience last month when I was able to address a room full of students at Columbia Gorge Community College, who are the first cohort of Oregon Promise students in the Gorge.
For the past six years, hundreds of local volunteers have provided services to our neighbors who are homeless through the Hood River Warming Shelter.
I’m voting yes on Measure 97 because:
Declare the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the City of Hood River and encourage other institutions to recognize the Day
We’re in the home stretch of this year’s election cycle, and, probably like many of you, I’m looking forward to it being over as soon as possible. This has been one of the most polarizing and divisive elections I’ve ever witnessed — and, according to polls, many of you feel the same way I do. I make my voting decisions based on my personal beliefs and principles and in some races this year, it’s very hard to find a choice
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
A North Carolina State University study of middle school science classes explored whether teachers’ beliefs about climate change influenced students’ perceptions.
Almost six months ago, a nongovernmental organization (NGO), operating in Turkey, hired me to monitor and evaluate its projects for Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons. Fresh out of college, with no prior experience in nonprofit work, I was unprepared to discover how the system fails, and even hurts the Syrian people.
“How is a child going to focus and excel at school if they are burdened with worries that no child should be burdened with?”
With school starting this week, we again find children walking and riding their bicycles to school. Also those big yellow buses are on our streets and roads picking up and delivering children to and from home to school. While walking to and from the bus stop, waiting at the bus stop and crossing the street to get on the bus, these children are put at risk due to inattentive drives.
Across Oregon, I’ve talked with many families who are struggling with mental illness and drug addiction. These touch every segment of our communities, no matter where you live or what you look like. Tragically, they often carry with them a major stigma in society, and help is hard to find. Fortunately, Congress is working in a bipartisan way to help solve these problems and offer relief to those who need help.
The fiery wreck of an oil train at Mosier is what galvanized many of us to sit on the Burlington Northern railroad tracks in downtown Vancouver on June 18. Twenty-one protesters, ranging in age from 20 to 84, were repeatedly warned of 90 days’ jail time and $1,000 fines for criminal trespassing. And still, we sat.
The Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is a well-loved, cultural icon in the Gorge community.