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Oil train safety bill dies in Salem

A bill targeting safety plans for oil spills failed to pass before the Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2017 session Friday.

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Mid-Columbia Council of Governments viability debated

The Mid-Columbia Council of Governments board got a harsh analysis Tuesday, hearing that it lacked leadership and had image problems, as it considers whether to remain as a stand-alone entity.

Westside Plan council meets

About 100 community members filled the city council chambers Wednesday for the meeting of the Westside Concept Plan Project Advisory Council (PAC). Members of the newly-formed citizen group CORD — Citizens for Responsible Development — presented a copy of a position signed by 500 people asking the city not rezone areas of the Westside within the plan boundaries.

Ben and Benjamin: Same-name pair among newly-elected officials

Port of Hood River says goodbye to three commissioners

The Port of Hood River gave three of its five commissioners a sendoff Tuesday, marking an unusual transition: the majority of its commission left office June 30.

Citizen group rises to oppose Westside plan

A new citizen group has formed to oppose the proposed City of Hood River’s Westside Concept Plan.

Sliver-thin May race ballots are certified

The results are now official in the election marked by sliver-thin races.

Question ballots still to be counted

Election update: omitted transit, parks, library results

Ballot watchers will have their eyes on two close elections from the May 16 ballot: a two-vote margin between John Everitt and Svea Truax for Position 2 on the Port of Hood River Board of Commission, and a six-vote lead by Benjamin Sheppard over David Russo for Position 2 on the Hood River County School Board.

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‘No’ on NORCOR bond, close races for Port, Schools

Early returns from the May 16 Special District Election show tightly contested races and a narrowly rejected operations levy at Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility.

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Hood River County election tally hovers near 25 percent

Voting deadline at 8 p.m. Tuesday

The voting deadline is 8 p.m. today, May 16, for the Special Districts election.

Election: Thursday will be last day to mail your ballot

Hood River County Elections Office mailed ballots to county voters at the end of April for the May 16 Special Districts Election.

Community Notes for May 6

Community notes for May 6: City Council meeting postponed, Leos' bottle drive, Immigration 101.

Special Districts Election Candidate Q and A

Ballots should arrive by this weekend for the May 16 county-wide Special Districts election. (Call County Elections at 541-386-1442 if it does not arrive by today, May 3.)

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Hood River Port, Parks candidates meet public

Tuesday’s candidate forum kicked off the 2017 Special Districts Election season with a lively, though fireworks-free discussion among 16 of the 18 total candidates running for Port of Hood River Commission and Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation Board.

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Special Districts Election Candidate Q and A

Ballots should arrive by this weekend for the May 16 county-wide Special Districts election. (Call County Elections at 541-386-1442 if it does not arrive by May 3.)

Herrera Beutler addresses healthcare

Healthcare took center stage in Thursday’s telephone town hall with Washington state’s Third Congressional District Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler. The issue was the common denominator among caller questions, and ranked number one in a phone survey of suggested congressional priorities.

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