Not long after the 2018 election, I suggested in these pages that a small group of congressional freshmen, with no bipartisan baggage and a common background in public service in military and intelligence work, were actively working across the aisles as a matter of policy. They offered hope that the dysfunction and hate, all the rage in Washington today, would perhaps one day give way to true leadership.

According to the 2016 Columbia Gorge Regional Health Assessment, nearly 40 percent of adults in the Columbia Gorge have a mental health condition, including drug and alcohol problems. However, talking about these issues can be hard.

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