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Dist. 52 candidates make their case

Oregon House District 52 is up for grabs and three candidates are vying for the seat. Here are their pitches.

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GOP governor candidates spar in Hood River

The April 21 Hood River Republican Central Committee gathering was part GOP meeting, part debate, and it held its share of lively moments. At Hood River Valley Adult Center, a crowd of mostly retirees gathered, a table filled with juice and coffee on one side of the room, tables covered with lawn signs, brochures and other campaign material on the other, and four speakers up front.

May 17 Primary features school bond request

Check mail this weekend; ballots expected by May 1

Primary ballots in the mail

Check your mail in the next few days: the distinctive long envelope with the pink “Election” logo should arrive no later than Monday.

Senate pushes forward Mount Hood land trade

A stalled land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort inched forward this week.

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Punchbowl land transferred to county

The scenic waterfall realm that will become Punchbowl Falls Park has passed into Hood River County’s hands.

Council addresses STRs Monday

City Council will continue taking testimony, and then begin deliberations, on the protracted subject of short term rental (STRs) regulations when it meets Monday.

Hood River GOP hosts gubernatorial candidates April 21

Hood River County Republican Central Committee will be hosting a meet and greet program for the Republican candidates who are vying for the office of Oregon governor in the May 17 primary election.

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Hood River officials urge Vancouver port to reject oil terminal

Hood River elected leaders and environmental advocates on Tuesday called for the Port of Vancouver to end its lease on a proposed Columbia River oil terminal.

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Cascade Locks Council votes against 14-55

Drums and voices rang out from WaNaPa Street as two sides faced off over a voter measure aimed at water bottling corporations such as Nestlé.

Planning commission settles on cell tower rules

A rule set for cell towers goes back to Hood River County Board of Commissioners later this month.

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Cascade Locks Council meets Monday on water measure

Cascade Locks considering a resolution opposing 14-55, the Nestlé-blocking voter measure.

Klickitat Democrats host Lieut Governor forum

Klickitat County Democrats will host an April 4 candidate forum for State Lieut. Governor at the White Salmon Grange Hall, 1085 Main Street, White Salmon. It begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend, and the event is free.

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Following a ‘path of legacy’

Students observe Minoru Yasui Day on March 28

Seventy-four years ago, the United States government placed a curfew on all west coast people of Japanese heritage in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Mark Johnson hosts town hall March 30 at Dog River Coffee

State Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) of Dist. 52 will be hosting a town hall at Dog River Coffee, 411 Oak St., March 30 to give a brief overview of the 2016 legislative session and to hear about issues from local citizens.