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Senate committee approves Mt. Hood Land Bill

A bill seeking to resolve a protracted land dispute on Mount Hood found success in a Senate Committee last week, which will bring the matter to the Senate floor for a vote.

Mid-Columbia Council of Governments hires Meriwether

Former Hood River County administrator comes out of retirement

David Meriwether is stepping into an interim director role at MCCOG, replacing Bob Francis.

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City vows partial Children’s Park reopening by Memorial Day

Children’s Park laborers from 1993 and active users of 2017 pressed for answers Monday in a community meeting convened by officials of the City of Hood River, which owns and operates the park.

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Wyden talks healthcare at HR town hall

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) brought in a crowd of more than 200 at Hood River Middle School Saturday morning in his 804th town hall meeting.

Town hall update: Walden won’t attend April 8 citizen event

Rep. Greg Walden will not attend an April 8 “Constituent Town Hall” in Hood River, due to previously-scheduled commitments, according to his spokesman, Andrew Malcolm.

Cell tower dispute back before county

The conflict over a proposed 100-foot cell tower in west Hood River has resurged.

Hood River City Council will review bag rules

Hood River City Council will consider issuing a proclamation declaring April 1-8 as Sexual Assault Awareness Week. This dovetails with a variety of events in schools and the community planned for early April.

Two taxes: HR County moves on excise tax, discusses NORCOR bond

A sparse turnout met Hood River County Board of Commissioners’ first hearing on a new construction excise tax.

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Yasui Day celebrated March 28 at Capitol

Family members from Hood River will be in attendance March 28, and one will participate with song, as the Oregon Legislature observes the first full Minoru Yasui Day at the Capitol in Salem.

Sen. Ron Wyden plans town hall March 25

‘Indivisible’ group calls Walden to town hall in April

Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will hold his annual Hood River County town hall on Saturday, March 25.

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Ballot will bring races

Voters will enjoy a variety of widely-contested races on the May 16 Hood River County Special Districts ballot.

County holds excise tax hearing Monday

Hood River County Board of Commissioners are set for a busy meeting Monday, where the public will get a chance to weigh in during several hearings targeting construction and business ordinances.

Local races emerge as vote filing deadline nears

Voters will see races in all three Port of Hood River Commission positions up for election May 16.

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Standing for Trump

“March 4 Trump” supporting President Donald Trump happened March 4 at Overlook Memorial Park on State Street, attended by about 20 people. Organizer Loran Ayles said, “The event was actually one of only two nationally sanctioned events held in the entire state of Oregon.

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STR meeting in Cascade Locks Thursday

Cascade Locks Planning Commission will consider an ordinance regulating short-term rentals (STRs) and accessory dwelling units at a meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at City Hall, 140 WaNaPa St.