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Merkley holds town hall Saturday

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties on Saturday.

Loyalty Honored

Senate unanimous on Feb. 19 resolution

State Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, has sponsored a resolution to recognize the historical significance of Feb. 19, 1942.

Trump wall, ACA repeal get Walden thumb’s up

Dist. 2 rep conducts ‘telephone town hall’

Keep elements of the ACA but not the ACA.

Leaders renew push for Mt. Hood land exchange

Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Greg Walden (R-Hood River) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland), introduced legislation this week to push forward a long-stalled land exchange on Mount Hood.

Zerfing steps into CL Council role

Carl Zerfing is settling into his first elected position: a member of Cascade Locks City Council.

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Oregon leaders react to Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Oregon’s congressional delegation split along party lines Monday in reacting to President Trump’s executive action on immigration and refugees.

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Women’s Stand brings national march to HR

‘People are looking at all of the issues’

The Hood River Women’s Stand on Saturday might never have happened had it not been for inclement weather. In fact, you might call it Plan B.

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Also Standing

The weekly Women in Black demonstration expanded Friday to 10 women giving silent witness to universal justice.

State Capital Page program seeks teen applicants for 2017

The Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate will once again be hosting students from around the state as part of the Honorary Page Program. This program is steeped in history and allows students to witness the legislative process in an up-close and personal way in a space of approximately six hours. In the last legislative session in 2015, over 400 students participated in the Senate and House programs.

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Oregon Guard helps with Inaugural

Fifty members of an Oregon National Guard unit with a presence in the Gorge travelled this week to Washington, D.C. to support the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

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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.