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You can always hang up: State Revenue issues ‘tax security’ tips

It’s IRS National Tax Security Awareness Week. The Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers — and tax professionals — to be security conscious with all tax information.

Cascade Observations: Facing ‘the undeniable hurdles’ in our cultural understanding

Two days after the presidential election, a local high school teacher asked her students, mostly of Mexican descent, to make two lists: one list should focus on the students’ hopes, and the other on their fears. After making their lists, they gathered in a large circle and shared, one by one.

Standing Rock decision: ‘We will have no choice but to fight even harder’

Yesterday, the Department of the Army announced its decision withholding the easement required to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River.

Another Voice: Three myths about immigration and the sanctuary city proposal

I would like to address three myths about immigration that I have heard repeated in the past few months.

Another Voice: DACA database could more easily become a weapon than a shield

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a new policy that allowed certain undocumented youth who were brought to the United States by their parents as young children to be considered for relief from removal from United States or from entering into removal proceedings.

From students at HRVHS: ‘We stand by the rights of all people’

Hood River Valley High School Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Community, At Hood River Valley High School, we are proud to represent a wide range of political opinions and a diverse population of students.

The power of manners: A Southern recipe for coping with conflict

It was my mother who saw to it that my education regarding things “Southern” began by comparing and contrasting everything with the single word: Yankee.

Post-election message from ‘Mayor for all of us’

To the residents of Hood River (incluido mis vecinos latinos):

Superintendent’s Letter: Schools will remain places that ‘promote opportunity and learning’

We are fortunate to live in a wonderful, supportive and diverse community. In fact, in my three-and-a-half years of living in Hood River, I’ve been struck by your caring, neighborly and giving nature. Our willingness to try to understand one another, to learn from each other, and to honor and celebrate our cultural differences gives me great pride and fulfillment as your school superintendent.

To those who shall have borne the battle: fulfilling the promise

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.

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‘Sorry to be blunt, but voting third party is a wasted vote’

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.

Another Voice: The Oregon Promise vision keeps getting clearer

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.

Another Voice: Community of caring, and the public issue of homelessness

For the past six years, hundreds of local volunteers have provided services to our neighbors who are homeless through the Hood River Warming Shelter.

Another Voice: Why I’m voting yes on Ballot Measure 97

I’m voting yes on Measure 97 because:

The text of City of Hood River Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolution

Declare the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the City of Hood River and encourage other institutions to recognize the Day