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Patrick grew up in Hermiston, graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and now lives in Hood River.
Following a deeply critical report about juvenile inmate conditions at the regional jail, Hood River County will join a multi-county response drafted by attorneys.
A public survey about a proposed countywide sales tax got a lukewarm reception.
As work presses into winter on the Wyeth portion of the Columbia River Historic Highway State Trail, transportation agencies are considering alternatives for the next piece of the endeavor: Mitchell Point.
More than 200 people turned out for a forum reflecting on forest ecology in the wake of the Eagle Creek fire.
Repair and replacement work is nearly complete for three bridges on Highway 30 east of Mosier.
Officials have termed the smoldering Eagle Creek fire completely contained — but not extinguished.
The energy panel recommended denial of a proposed riverside oil train terminal that has drawn controversy in Columbia Gorge communities.
Three finalists have been named in the search to fill a vacant District 52 seat in the Oregon House.
Hood River County is mulling improvements to a replaced Kingsley Reservoir Campground after an irrigation project floods it.
A Hood River forum will examine what comes post-Eagle Creek fire and how the public can get involved in the forest’s recovery.