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Three vie for District 52 spot

With Oregon House District 52 on the table, three hopefuls have entered the race.

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Hood River City Council approves 25 cent parking rate hike downtown

Parking downtown will put visitors back an extra quarter. Hood River City Council on Monday approved a rate increase from 75 cents to $1 per hour for downtown street parking meters.

City Council hears short term rental schedule, housing calendar

Hood River City Council touched base Monday with staff and the public on a schedule for “landmarks” on proposed short-term rental (STR) rules.

Housing needs back before City

Advocacy group ‘Livable Hood River’ to present at Council Monday

Housing is fixing to be the dominant topic at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Tower talk delayed

County to decide on cell structure rules in February

Cell towers have come back before Hood River County — now instead of looking at specific applications, county leaders aim to set up baseline rules for their placement and character.

New filings for Oregon House, Cascade Locks court post

Rep. Mark Johnson, Brad Lorang enter runnings

With a bevy of local leadership roles on the table, more filings are trickling in by the week for the May 17 primary ballot.

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City and Port plan to install parking meters on waterfront

No formal action has yet been taken, but it looks like parking meter fees will rise to $1 per hour, from 75 cents, as early as this summer.

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Councilors rail on oil terminal

Proposal draws fire from City, local groups at hearing

Controversy over oil trains in the Gorge has ramped up as three Hood River City Councilors and numerous local environmental groups speak out against a proposed Tesoro-Savage terminal in Vancouver.

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City will acquire new ‘passive’ park land between boat basin and new hotel

The City of Hood River gained new park property on the waterfront on Monday night.

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Wyden calls for hike in minimum wage

Senator talks work-force, grad rates at HR town hall

Sen. Ron Wyden hit Hood River on his January town hall sweep.

Election filing season starts; many openings on May ballot

The filing season is up and running, even if the candidates aren’t quite all doing so yet. This will be a big election year in America, and it involves a great many candidates not named Clinton or Trump.

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Self-serve gas legal in rural Oregon

Hood River County fuel stations consider making transition

A new law strikes down Oregon’s historic ban on customers pumping their own gas — with conditions.

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County Commissioner Maui Meyer decides he won’t run for reelection

Time for a change, Maui Meyer says. Meyer, the Hood River representative on Hood River County Board of Commissioners, said Monday he will serve out his term in 2016 and not run for reelection.

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'Oregon Motor Voter': New law pulls up Monday

State estimates 1,500 new registered voters in Hood River County

A new law tying Oregon drivers to the voter database kicks in Jan. 4, 2016.

County passes farm land zoning code update, sets 'agritourism' event rules

With their final meeting of 2015, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners wrapped up one of the year’s most intricate and high-profile land use decisions: the farm and forest model code update.

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