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Roots and Branches: ‘He never gave up’

The seemingly endless blanket of sparkling white snow on the ground exceeded the top rail of our deck this week, blocking the view of the brilliant white valley below.

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Oath of office

Mayor Paul Blackburn, elected to a second term in the November General Election, takes the oath of office Monday prior to the City Council meeting. Looking on is the council’s newest member, Megan Saunders, who also took the oath from Judge Will Carey

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City moves ahead with ‘Sanctuary’ status

Waterfront parking changes postponed

Long discussions of sanctuary city and waterfront parking at city council led to a planned resolution on the former and a delay in the latter.

Coal hub rebuffed

Longview sublease denied, fight may continue

A proposed Columbia River coal terminal suffered what opponents called a “nail in the coffin” when a Washington commissioner denied a sublease to a piece of state-owned land the deal relies upon.

Trump transition places Walden in advisory role

As the only Republican in the Oregon congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden has taken on a new role with a change in national leadership.

City Council talks Sanctuary Monday

Waterfront merchants ask City to consider a plan to share off-street parking

The sanctuary city proposal and a revisiting of a parking meter decision highlight Monday’s agenda for Hood River City Council, meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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Q and A with Maui Meyer: ‘I don’t think you ever put anything behind you’

Maui Meyer came to Hood River for the surfing, and it is that verb, in an allegorical sense, he uses to describe his next phase of life. Meyer hopes to be appointed by the governor’s office to the Regional Solutions Team and plans to serve on the Rural Development Initiative, a non-profit group.

Walden wins powerful seat

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has been chosen to chair the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, where some of the biggest legislative battles associated with a major shift in leadership will start.

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Five county public servants take oath of office

Maui Meyer honored Monday at his final commission meeting

Transitions in three layers took place Monday the Hood River County administration building.

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HR Port to apply for bridge replacement study funds

The Port of Hood River is poised to apply for a federal grant in order to study replacing the aging Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge.

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Standing up for Standing Rock

Destination: Cannon Ball, N.D. Two Mosier men are heading to the frozen plains this month to support the protesters at Standing Rock.

Walden to lead House Energy Committee

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has been selected as the next Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington, D.C.

‘Sanctuary’ topic postponed

Discussion on Hood River's sanctuary potential status has been postponed.

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Parking meters planned at waterfront

Public invited to comment on Dec. 15

Drivers can park for free at most spaces at the waterfront year-round, but that’s likely to change.

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Gorge Commission seeks $500,000 budget increase

The Columbia River Gorge Commission will ask the Legislatures of Oregon and Washington for a budget increase in order to hire two new staffers — and finish an overdue management plan.

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