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Columbia Gorge CASA recognized the contributions of their volunteer advocates at the nonprofit’s Volunteer Appreciation Celebration held at the Sunshine Mill on Nov. 10. CASA’s team of volunteers serve as the voice of children in foster care.

WHITE SALMON — White Salmon Valley School District’s board of directors unanimously approved a set of resolutions at the November board meeting to seek voter approval for a renewal of an “Educational Programs and Operations” (EP&O) levy and a new capital levy in the Feb. 14, 2023, specia…

THE DALLES — At the Nov. 17 school board meeting, the North Wasco County School District (NWCSD) school board approved a proposal for a cooperative sports agreement with Sherman County School District (SCSD) to allow SCSD students to participate in competitive swimming with The Dalles High S…

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THE DALLES — On Monday, Nov. 14, The Dalles City Council voted unanimously to authorize the city attorney to settle a lawsuit with The Oregonian, regarding a public record request for the water usage of Google’s existing data centers.

White Salmon Valley School District is seeking applications to join the committee to help write the for/against statements for two upcoming ballot measures.

HOOD RIVER — Superintendent Rich Polkinghorn began with an exciting update at the Oct. 26 Hood River County School District school board meeting: The potential for electric buses and necessary infrastructure in the next few years.

The Evan Childs American Legion Post No. 87 in White Salmon commemorated Veterans Day at The Mt. Adams Elks Lodge with a dinner and a presentation, where they heard speeches by two young adults who recently attended Boys State in Oregon.

Over the next five years, Oregon will pilot first-in-the-nation changes to the state’s Medicaid program that will change the ability of local and statewide programs to address inadequate food, housing and other root-cause issues that lead to poor health.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) based in The Dalles, has received a 2022 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the 2022 Columbia Gorge Economic Development Strategy.

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At the 2022 MCEDD Symposium, held Nov. 4 at The Dalles Civic Auditorium, keynote speaker Margaret Salazar, administrator for Region 10 of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, spoke about how housing and local economic development go hand in hand, and gave updates on what the…

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HOOD RIVER — Each month, Hood River County School District Human Resources Director Catherine Dalbey shares “Recognition and Good News” with members of the school board and community, and at the Nov. 9 meeting, in honor of Veterans Day, she recognized the 16 veterans working within the district.

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A civil rights lawsuit brought by Puff Factory owner Jacqueline Alexander against the Port of Cascade Locks continues to move forward according to a joint proposed case management order filed in September.

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Planning on seeing family for Thanksgiving? Head to a free, three-day vaccine clinic Nov. 17-19 and get the updated COVID-19 booster and a flu shot to shore up your immune system before the festivities.

Democrats will remain in charge of both chambers of the Oregon Legislature when the new session opens Jan. 9, but will lack the 60% majorities required to pass revenue-raising measures on their own.

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HOOD RIVER ­— On Oct. 20, nurses at the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital voted to approve a new two-year contract. Negotiations between Providence and the Oregon Nurses Association — who represented 150 nurses working at Providence Hood River — lasted seven months before the two sides could find common ground on multiple points of contention.

Klickitat County Fire District no. 3, which serves the communities of Husum and B Z Corner, placed an order for a new type 3/1 fire engine to replace the 37 year old engine that was damaged beyond repair during the Jan. 5 collapse of Station 32 in Snowden.

During the superintendent’s report at the Oct. 27 school board meeting, North Wasco County School District (NWCSD) Superintendent Carolyn Bernal presented the NWCSD Division 22 Standards for the 2021-22 school year.

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Doug Holmes, Hood River County School District chief financial officer, and Dale Kuykendall, Wenaha Group, again updated the school board on the status of 2016 bond and capital improvement projects now underway during the Oct. 26 meeting held at Parkdale Elementary.

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HOOD RIVER — Mt. Adams Institute presents its next Sense of Place lecture, “Nancy Russell’s Legacy at Cape Horn: Inside a National Scenic Area Campaign,” on Nov. 9, in-person at Columbia Center for the Arts and via livestream. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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A massive bi-state effort is underway to change how agencies work together to address the issue of housing people in need. Beginning this month, the new Mid-Columbia Houseless Collaborative (MCHC) will present to city councils and county commissions as it shares its vision.

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Among the key terms students need to learn if they are continuing their education after high school is expected family contribution (EFC). According to KHEAA, the EFC is how much money students and their families are expected to pay toward a student’s education expenses.

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Ballot returns in both Wasco and Hood River counties are trending below return levels in recent mid-term elections, according to election officials.

OLYMPIA — As the days are getting shorter and nights longer, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind everyone about fireplace and chimney safety. Before starting up your fireplace for the upcoming cooler nights, make sure that your chimney is ready for use.

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KLICKITAT COUNTY — Due to current weather conditions, Klickitat County Board of County Commissioners have rescinded Resolution numbers 09122, 09022, and 09222 dated Oct. 11. Therefore, the Burn Bans for Zones One, Two, and Three will no longer be in effect as of today, Oct. 26.

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WASCO ­— The Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) unveiled the new Reflection Point in Cottonwood Canyon State Park Oct. 18. The overlook was dedicated to one of the most important people responsible for the development and protection of state parks, Jon Roush. Since the late-1960s Roush has dev…

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At the Oct. 10 regular city council meeting, The Dalles City Council directed city staff, led by City Manager Matthew Klebes, to proceed with preserving the Waldron Brothers Drugstore, also known as the Gitchell Building, located on First Street.

BINGEN — The City of Bingen approved a six-month moratorium on short-term rentals, during which city officials are expected to undergo discussions about what the direction of the local short-term rental market should be.

HOOD RIVER — On Friday, Oct. 14, the Port of Hood River and the Bi-State Working Group hosted legislators from Oregon and Washington and described the urgent need to replace the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge and requested support for additional state funding for the new bridge. O…

HOOD RIVER — Following an extensive search process, the City of Hood River has selected Richard Rice as the City of Hood River’s new public works director.

THE DALLES — Two courtrooms at the Wasco County Courthouse, 511 Washington St., The Dalles, will be fitted with new audio/visual systems. Both courtrooms are used by Wasco County Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial District, and the upgrades will be funded by the Oregon Judicial Department, ac…

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Klickitat Public Utility District (KPUD) officials are investigating a substation outage that occurred Wednesday morning, Oct. 19, in the Alderdale area.

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Oregon Democrats have created a voter guide website that appears ahead of the Oregon Voter Pamphlet online in an attempt to "confuse Oregon voters and spread misinformation ahead of the midterm election," according to the Oregon House Republican Caucus, citing a story first reported by the Oregonian.

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Local candidates met earlier this month to speak on the issues in advance of the November 8 election. Here we highlight the most relevant questions pulled from the two and a half hour event. A full recording of the candidate’s night is available on Youtube: search “Dallesport/Murdock Candida…

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Negotiations between Port of Cascade Locks and operator break down

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The White Salmon City Council has endorsed a vision for the future of parks in White Salmon following a lengthy and public process.

Thrive Hood River and the Historic Hood River Hotel will host a November Election Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.

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Inflow and infiltration study completed; pipeline replacements needed

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On Oct. 8, supporters joined nationwide Women’s March events at the Gorge-wide Vote Pro-Choice rally at Overlook Memorial Fountain on State Street in Hood River. Participants gathered in support for women’s rights, reproductive rights and pro-choice candidates on the November ballot.

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THE DALLES — Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) began accepting applications for energy and water payment assistance programs on Oct. 17.

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Gorge Tax-Aide is recruiting volunteer tax preparers for the upcoming AARP Foundation Tax-Aide season. Volunteers do not need to have any experience in tax, accounting or even math to assist. Non-tax preparer greeter and scheduler positions are also available.

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