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Maples along the Tamanawas Trail began their transformation as early as September. Contrary to popular belief, leaves do not change as a result of cooler temperatures. Leaves change due to a lack of light, according to sciencemadesimple.com. Green is the color of chlorophyll, the chemical trees use to transform sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into glucose, their food source. Trees need sunlight to manufacture chlorophyll. So when the sun tilts toward the southern hemisphere, trees go into a sort of hibernation during the winter, subsisting off the glucose they produced during spring and summer.

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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"

‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge



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