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Editor's Notebook: By George, one’s own name is a basic sweet spot in your sense of identity

“Maybe each of us is Cain to some Abel, and slays him in the field without knowing it through the things he does to him, the things he says to him, and the things he should say and doesn’t.” — Primo Levi

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Big 6: City takes close look at unsafe intersections

“The Big 6” problem intersections are getting the attention of City Hall.

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Deep-rooted friendship: Tsuruta Sister City Program turns 40

Gifts took their accustomed honored place at Thursday’s 40th anniversary dinner celebrating the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City program.

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Providence CEO: No plans for layoffs in Oregon

No layoffs are currently planned in the Providence Health System in the Gorge, Chief Executive Officer David Underriner said Monday.

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The Ale List: Double Mountain Brewery goes ‘Dark and Moody’ for summer

Double Mountain Brewery and a national direct to door craft beer delivery service are officially “Beer Buddies.”

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Antique steam tractor

ANTIQUE steam tractor, restored over the last few years by driver Jack Sheppard and others, announces the start of the July 4 parade.

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A musical plus

The Lack Family performs a rollicking show on July 4 at Jackson Park as part of the post-parade festivities.

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A Full Fourth

Independence Day celebrations ...

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Thrillist pumps up Hood River as top Oregon destination

Waterfalls of the Gorge also gain national mention

Hood River travel kudos keep coming from the national media. Two weeks ago, Hood River News reported on the Culture Trip website’s designation of Hood River as “The Most Beautiful Town in Oregon.”

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‘Big Art’ adds works, moves others, gets mayor’s pie as a reward

Pie from the mayor was the unusual twist at Hood River City Council on June 26. Mayor Paul Blackburn, who holds periodic citizen conversation sessions called “Pie with the Mayor,” presented a round baked good to the Art of Community committee in thanks for their completion of a new gallery of art works installed around the city.

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