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…

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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced on Jan. 20 that the city of Cascade Locks has earned a $2.4 million federal investment to make power supply infrastructure improvements that will help support business growth in Hood River County.

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.

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When the Oregon Health Authority issued its weekly list of which of the state’s 373 zip codes that had the highest number of new COVID-19 cases, No. 1 caught the eye of Oregon politics.

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Twelve counties, including Hood River County, will see fewer COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and activities beginning Friday as the state dropped risk level ratings for counties due to a decline in new infections.

When the Oregon Health Authority issued its weekly list of which of the state’s 373 zip codes that had the highest number of new COVID-19 cases, No. 1 caught the eye of Oregon politics.

PORTLAND — NW Natural customers in Oregon can expect a credit on their February bill, as the company issues $9.1 million in bill credits for services provided at the company’s underground natural gas storage facility at Mist, Oregon, as well as from efficient pipeline capacity management.

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Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday ordered 32,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines redirected to the Portland area instead of going to other parts of the state.

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A group of Gorge tourism organizations and chambers of commerce has teamed up to create a guidebook full of “COVID-safe winter itineraries” for day trips to communities from Troutdale to Trout Lake and everywhere in between.

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…

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SALEM — Governor Kate Brown on Dec. 31 issued the following statement regarding planned defiance of her Executive Orders, which have reduced the spread of COVID-19 across Oregon:

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Access to clean water is a human right. It is hard to imagine the tap not working, especially during a pandemic. Yet thousands of people at the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Indian Reservation are living without safe drinking and washing water.

Restaurant and other business organizations say the $55 million promised by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown for pandemic relief is a good first step, but not nearly enough to prevent widespread closures caused by her temporary “freeze” to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, has announced Oregon’s 2021 Regional Teachers of the Year.

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A federal judge has denied the request of a group of Oregon restaurants to overturn the section of Gov. Kate Brown’s statewide “freeze” measure that prohibits indoor and outdoor dining. 

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Providence in Oregon is conducting extensive planning to cope with the surge of COVID-19 patients in their hospitals and clinics, and are taking two steps that people will notice right away at its largest hospitals: Staging temporary morgue units and setting up surge tents to provide additio…

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The Oregon Employment Department has announced that it is preparing for an increase in unemployment claims following Governor Kate Brown’s statewide Two-Week Freeze. Oregonians whose employment is impacted by this effort to curb the exponential spread of COVID-19 will need to either file an …

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Oregon will restrict or close many businesses, curtail activities and put a six-person limit on gatherings, including Thanksgiving, under a statewide “Two-Week Freeze” starting Wednesday in an effort to stem rising COVID-19 infection rates, Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday.

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Oregon will restrict or close many businesses, curtail activities and put a six-person limit on gatherings, including Thanksgiving, under a statewide “Two-Week Freeze” starting Wednesday in an effort to stem rising COVID-19 infection rates, Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday.

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Republican Cliff Bentz of Ontario was winning by a wide margin in the race for the open congressional seat representing Central and Eastern Oregon, voting returns showed Nov. 3.

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

The top two candidates for Secretary of State said Oct. 12 they did not want to use that office as a stepping stone to running for governor in 2022 and questioned each other’s independence from influence by their political parties.

The Hood River County Chamber is hosting a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 6-9 p.m. with District 52 State Representative, Mayoral and City Council candidates. The chamber will randomly choose questions from the community; submit your questions to maryellen@hoodriver.org by Oct. 1.

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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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Governor Kate Brown today extended protections from foreclosure for Oregon homeowners and business owners through executive action, until Dec. 31. Executive Order 20-37 will extend House Bill 4204’s current moratorium on foreclosures, as allowed by that legislation.

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In accordance with recently passed legislation, the state of Washington has been working to achieve the goal of providing broadband access to every resident by 2024. One critical piece to puzzle requires public participation: Taking a one-minute speed survey from your computer.

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After weeks of uncertainty, state health officials confirmed Klickitat County will remain in Phase 2 for the foreseeable future.

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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