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A parade of flags leaves Goldendale High School in remembrance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Jacob Bertram photos

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and John Thune applauded the Senate for recently passing their bill to improve child support enforcement for Native American tribes by allowing the 60 tribes that operate their own child support agencies to access the Federal Tax Refund Offset Program …

For Paulina Finn, her love of space started with Legos and Star Trek when she was a kid. That fascination with the final frontier has carried on through her life, leading to her acceptance of admission at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where she plans to major in aerospace enginee…

Laughing Deva Productions, a Columbia Gorge-based video production company, has received a Silver Telly Award for their recent video produced for OneGorge. This marks the third Telly Award received by the Laughing Deva team. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across al…

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A vigil was held on May 25 to mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. The vigil was sponsored by the Somos Uno campaign of Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), and was the last in a series of four held on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. at the Second and State Street Overlook Park in Hoo…

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PORTLAND — Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley will hold a remote and telephone town hall for constituents in Wasco County on Tuesday, June 1 at 4 p.m. He will update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., and answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America, according to a press release.

Only 3.4 percent of applicants got accepted to Harvard this year, the most competitive year in the university’s history. And Yahir Santillan-Guzman of The Dalles High School is still in shock that he’s one of them.

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Goldendale, April 13 – All Klickitat County Providers administering Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will pause administration of the vaccine until further notice following the guidance of the CDC, FDA, and Washington State Department of Health. Approximately 450 doses of Johnson and Joh…

Hood River County Health Department director Trish Elliott said the local system is prepared to vaccine thousands of people but is getting doses in the hundreds, and decried the lack of supply coming to the department and to primary care providers (PCPs) the county works with to distribute a…

As Congress starts work on President Joe Biden’s proposals to extend pandemic unemployment benefits, the acting director of the Oregon Employment Department says straightforward extensions that are on the table will be easier to manage.

The Dalles made national and international hospitality industry headlines when Sara Hearn, general manager of Fairfield Inn and Suites in The Dalles was named both General Manager of the Year and Diamond General Manager of the Year for 2019. Hearn won the coveted Diamond General Manager of t…

Oregon Second District Rep. Cliff Bentz told Columbia Gorge News he feels discussion of the 25th Amendment and Impeachment “are not productive toward the goal of a peaceful transition and will only divide our country more.”

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Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) delivered farewell remarks on the House Floor.

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General Election Day, and the start of election results week, is just under two weeks away. 

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The League of Women Voters of Hood River, Klickitat, and Skamania counties are holding events to register voters in time for the Nov. 3 election. Tuesday, Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a 50-State effort to register thousands of voters. The deadline for registering to vote is O…

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In my first year of college at Columbia Gorge Community College in Hood River, I formed the Multicultural Club. Our first event was the screening of “Paper: Stories of Undocumented Youth.” The film is about the challenges of being an undocumented youth in this country. My adviser and I belie…

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The activist group Hood River Indivisible organized Thursday’s protest at Second and Oak streets in response to intensification of violence between the U.S. and Iran, which peaked with last week’s killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq by the United States military. The 4:30-5:3…

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Oregon AG: ‘Cruel’ new Trump rule harms the most in need

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Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are pressing Veterans Affairs about wait times at the Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Salem, which, according to a report by the Statesman Journal newspaper, is subjecting veterans to multi-month waits for …

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Dr. David Russo, right, accepts Superintendent Dan Goldman’s congratulations after Russo was sworn in Wednesday as Director for Dist. 2, in the Hood River County School Board’s special meeting at Pine Grove School gymnasium. Russo was selected after brief interviews by a 3-2 vote, over fello…

This year our dine and drink business locations throughout the Gorge have suffered with closures. You can help support your favorites by purchasing take out and gift cards. Many of these business will offer curb-side delivery and some will deliver to your home. Let’s keep the Gorge going strong!

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