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USFS ‘log jam’Implementing the management plan for the White Salmon National Wild and Scenic River hinges on acquiring willing seller property, but for 30 years, the Forest Service has resisted doing that. This mismanagement has resulted in extensive clear cutting and residential development…

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CorrectionThe letter published under the headline “How embarrassing” in the May 6 edition of the Columbia Gorge News was incorrectly attributed to Dan Van Vactor. The letter was written by Tim Arends of The Dalles. We regret the error, which has been corrected online. Dan Van Vactor said he …

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Why do they risk their lives?Why are first responders risking their lives for us? They want us to live through COVID-19.Why are they testing people for this disease? So every day, the scientists are trying to find a cure.There are a lot of people who have died from this disease. First respon…

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Vote for KramerPlease vote in the May primary. We have several important races on the line that will determine the future of Wasco County.The race for County Commissioner is between Steve Kramer, a Wasco County native, and Marcus Swift, who, until a year ago, lived in Portland. You cannot po…

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COVID vulnerableSocial distancing, stay-at-home orders, essential workers, flatten the curve, school closures: These are words and phrases that can be heard daily and have become the new norm during this COVD-19 pandemic. Family lives and routines flipped upside down, parents are being asked…

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Opinion page for April 8, 2020, Columbia Gorge News. With this edition, readers of all three papers will find a combined, weekly publication presenting news and information from throughout the Columbia River Gorge.

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Editorial cartoons, letters to the editor and local commentary—opinion page for Feb. 15.

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