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Measure 91 passage creates big uncertainty

Stakeholders wait and see on new rules for marijuana

If we learned one thing from this month’s general election, it’s that the voters of Hood River County are big fans of marijuana legalization.

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MHM rescinds park and ride application

Meadows cites public concern as influence on resort’s decision

Mt. Hood Meadows administrators say they have decided to rescind the resort’s application to build a park and ride in the community of Mt. Hood after hearing numerous concerns from the public about the proposal during a Hood River County Planning Commission meeting last week.

Early snow snarls traffic but causes no major problems in the Gorge

“It looks like a combination of slowing down, stopping to chain, sliding around, or multiple other things.”

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Park and ride appeal fails

Planning commission fails to make decision, appeal likely heading to county commission

An appeal of Mt. Hood Meadows’ plan to build a park and ride in the community of Mt. Hood has failed after Hood River County Planning Commissioners weren’t able to muster enough votes to arrive at a decision during a public hearing Wednesday evening.

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HR Bridge lift span not setting correctly

Traffic delays anticipated Monday for bridge inspection

A contractor with the Port of Hood River will begin inspections this week to try and figure out why the lift span of the Hood River Bridge isn’t setting properly in the down position.

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Winter weather is on its way

Wintry weather makes its first appearance in the Gorge this week as a cold front out of the Canadian Rockies descends on the Pacific Northwest, sending temperatures plunging below freezing.

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The geography of Hood River County’s vote

Precinct-by-precinct breakdown shows political divisions

The narrative that has dominated this year’s midterm elections coverage has seemed to focus on two things: the sweeping victories enjoyed by the Republican Party and relatively low voter turnout.

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Murder suspect Soto-Quintana won’t see court until next year

A Hood River man accused of murdering the mother of his child won’t go before a judge again until next year following the conclusion of a court appearance on Monday that provided no new information on the crime.

Former HR resident arrested for alleged murder of son

Jillian McCabe, 34, accused of throwing son off Newport bridge

A woman who had recently lived in Hood River was arrested in Newport late Monday after allegedly throwing her 6-year-old autistic son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge, killing him.

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‘Third Party View’ as HR cops get body cameras

HRPD’s body cameras keep an eye on public and police

The Hood River Police Department acquired a new weapon in its belt this year, but it’s not a stun gun, a pistol or a riot baton.

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