Below are the names of letter writers to Columbia Gorge News, Jan. 6 through Dec. 29. An asterisk (*) indicates a co-signed letter. The number following a name indicates total number of letters written; names appear in alphabetical order.
Winter in the Columbia River Gorge can be stark, cold and dangerous. For those living with limited means and resources winter, can be a nightmare of cold and discomfort and sometimes tragedy.
There has been some confusion recently on how to submit content for publication in Columbia Gorge News — deadlines, protocols, where to send, what to send — and, since this has become something of an issue (for us and for our submitters), I figured it is worth another mention in the column.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) and the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) have responded to increasingly hostile and aggressive public behavior in school board meetings and online discussions, as well as in-person confrontations direc…
The Sept. 22 ruckus at the Hood River County School District board meeting was not an exercise in “free speech” but an attempt to intimidate board members and disrupt the democratic process in hopes of changing district policy.
When staff at Columbia Gorge News prepared entries for the 2020 Oregon Newspaper Publisher Association (ONPA) awards in March, we knew a General Excellence award was a long shot:
These days it seems we are craving the simple manners of being kind. Sometimes I am amazed by kindness beyond words. The kind that touches your soul and reminds you of the ways in which we thrive.
What will happen when you mail out a postcard, unsolicited, to the location shown on the card, once a week for a year? Who will write back?
“The Democratic National Convention is happening under a police state.” — Walter Cronkite, in a real clip from the film “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
I’ve lost track of how many years I kept a running list of our letter writers for Hood River News’ opinion page — maybe 5? — but I’m glad to be able to continue the tradition in Columbia Gorge News. Letters to the editor are an important part of any newspaper, and we give credit here to thos…
Letter writers to Columbia Gorge News, April 8 — our first edition — through Dec. 30. An asterisk (*) indicates a co-signed letter. The number following a name indicates total number of letters written; names appear in alphabetical order.
Thirty years ago, I remember doing some quick math as I watched the news magazine show 20/20 with Hugh Downs and Barbara Walters: In the year 2020, I’d be the unimaginable age of 48.
Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and this year has been one of the most difficult for so many! Nevertheless, we’ve seen many people in communities across our country who…
I was greatly encouraged by developments in Portland this past week, when Black Lives Matter organizers seeking racial justice refused to participate in a “direct action” march to downtown Portland, choosing peace over chaos.
We receive numerous press releases (PRs) at Columbia Gorge News, but based on the questions we get regarding everything from word count to run dates to content, the process of getting a PR into print appears to be something of a mystery.
At least one reader of the Columbia Gorge News questioned last week's “Verbatim” story on the History page, which ran under its original headline “Pleaded Guilty To Wrong Offense.”The reader suggested that the description of the Native American defendant, as presented on the front page of th…
Uninformed mediaIt’s so unfortunate so many people believe in the media’s reporting of what is actually happening in Washington. You hear information directly from the people in the White House. Most of it is fact, some is possible and some is “we will see.” The stuff reported in the media h…
Readers of the Hood River News and The Dalles Chronicle alike will have received this combined edition of their twice-weekly community newspaper with surprise. The Dalles and Hood River? Together? What is going on?
SALEM – Following the announcement Thursday, March 26 by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) that it will close all recreational fisheries in the state of Washington, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that it will also close recreational salmon and steelh…
Our newspapers, The Hood River News and The Dalles Chronicle, remain committed to the communities they serve. The health and well-being of our employees and our readers will remain a top priority. Over the upcoming weeks, you will find both offices will have limited office hours. Many of ou…
Who knew Tom Brady was such a philanthropist?Tuesday morning, in the wake of quarantining and mass closures, came the news of a 42-year-old quarterback who is going to take his ball and play somewhere else.Thanks go to the NFL, and Newport Police Department, for providing us some needed dist…
Good things come in threes, and forthwith is a celebration of three of my favorite things, in ways I hope you find timely and enjoyable:
Looking ahead to 2020, there is much to be excited about.Yes, it’s an election year, and the fractious nature of the American body politic is a clear cause for concern — though here in the Gorge, the votes will also include a number of key leadership roles in local government, and these are…
Letters to the Editor submissions were down all around in 2019. We received 639 letters from 379 writers this year. Contrast that to 2018, when the News received 865 letters by 476 different writers — that’s 226 fewer letters and 97 fewer writers this year.
The most surprising thing about the last month of 2019 is that we have not seen more “end of decade” coverage in the media.
With minimal fanfare, in last week’s editions the Hood River News and our fellow Gorge newspapers rolled out the 2020 Gorge Giving guide, an annual tradition over the past five years.
Last Friday a letter came across my desk. It was an anonymous one; other than Facebook and website comments where we sometimes see a made-up name or none at all, Hood River News doesn’t get many anonymous letters. And it is our policy to not publish them in print. (The contradiction between …
Probably for the last time, I am marking the year by writing a letter a day.I am just a month away from completing the 365-letter goal. Generally at the end of my day I will sit down and, usually, handwrite a letter to a friend.Sometimes I type, but perhaps for the last time; more on that in…
Local theater has exploded in the past couple of years, an evolving response to a breakdown of some relationships that happened about five years ago and that, generally, the thespian community has moved beyond.
Folks regularly look out for us here at the Hood River News, helping us chronicle the life and times of this amazing town.
Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.
Paul Blackburn is no longer mayor and is preparing to move to Washington, D.C., for the foreseeable future, but he’ll be remembered for that role and others:
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