Category Archives: Hood River News

Gov. Kate Brown supports school safety bill

Governor Kate Brown joined students and members of the Oregon Task Force on School Safety in support of Senate Bill 584, the Oregon Safe to Learn Act, said a press release from Brown’s office. “Oregon has not been untouched by violence in schools, and I don’t want any other parents to lose their children to […]
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Gov. Brown renews annual food drive

Gov. Kate Brown this week announced the launch of the Governor’s State Employees Food Drive, the 37th annual partnership with the Oregon Food Bank that has resulted in millions of dollars raised to support the more than 260,000 Oregonians who receive food from a food pantry each month. Source: Gov. Brown renews annual food drive […]
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Gov. Kate Brown calls for action in inaugural address

In her 2019 inaugural address, Brown called on legislators to work together to address Oregon’s pressing issues, including climate change, affordable housing and education reform. Gov. Kate Brown gave her inaugural address Monday afternoon at a joint session with the State House of Representatives and the State Senate. “Today is a little bittersweet or me, […]
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Global warming impacts: Legislature receives ‘urgent warning’ in new report

The effects of climate change, predicted over the last three decades, are now arriving in Oregon, challenging Oregon communities, businesses and households — and heralded by the wildfire smoke that has choked Oregon towns from Ashland to Sisters to Portland over the last two years. That’s the urgent message leading off the 2018 edition of […]
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Friends of the Columbia Gorge challenge Department of Energy in supreme court

On Wednesday — exactly one year after they filed an appeal against the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) — a coalition of nine conservation agencies, led by Friends of the Columbia Gorge, appeared before the Oregon Supreme Court. Source: Friends of the Columbia Gorge challenge Department of […]
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Go ‘Yard’

Time to act on transforming state land on Cascade for affordable housing. Last week, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a decision from the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals that originally upheld the City of Hood River’s rezoning of Morrison Park, also known as Lot 700, for affordable housing, open space and […]
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State Court of Appeals remands Morrison Park rezone

On Tuesday, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a decision from the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals that originally upheld the City of Hood River’s rezoning of Morrison Park, also known as Lot 700, for affordable housing, open space and regional trail connectivity. Source: State Court of Appeals remands Morrison Park rezone […]
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Port to meet with FHWA on bridge replacement

The Port of Hood River needs a federal agency to take the lead on the bridge replacement project before it can move forward, and they’ll soon determine whether the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is willing to take that on. “It makes most sense” for FHWA to serve as lead agency, said Project Director Kevin Greenwood, […]
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ODE hosts culinary training at HRVHS 

Schools from around the state, including Hood River, Mosier, Phoenix, Union and Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC), gathered on Aug. 17 at Hood River Valley High School for a culinary lesson by Child Nutritional Specialist Jessica Visinsky, Oregon Department of Education. The lessons are hosted five times a year in various parts of the state, […]
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Summer pear harvest begins, outlook good

Summer pear harvest began in the lower valley this week, with winter pear harvest expected at the end of the month, said Mike Doke, executive director of Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers, in an email last Wednesday. The earliest pick date for Starkrimson is Aug. 5, and Aug. 11 for Bartletts, he said. Winter pear harvest, […]
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