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Interstate 84 Westbound Lanes Re-Open Amid Eagle Creek Fire

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 6:34 p.m. | Portland

After prolonged closures from the Eagle Creek Fire, the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 opened Thursday evening between Hood River and Troutdale.

Education | local | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Hood River County Works To Keep Kids In School During Wildfire

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 2:59 p.m.

Hood River County teachers and administrators have been working to keep students in school as firefighters attempt to contain the Eagle Creek Fire.

local | Economy | Environment | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Hood River's Smoky Week Slowed Business, Shuttered Schools

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 6:38 p.m. | Hood River, Oregon

Smoke and lack of interstate access caused by the Eagle Creek Fire has hurt Hood River's businesses and schools.

Transportation | local | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Fire Closes Portion Of I-84 Through Weekend, Possibly Longer

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation said Thursday it will keep Interstate 84 closed between Troutdale and Hood River at least through the weekend because of the Eagle Creek Fire.

Education | local | News

Oregon Schools To Homebound Kids: Please Read And Do Math

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 4:36 p.m. | Portland

The ice, harsh winds and steep hills conspired to keep the Corbett School District superintendent from even reaching the office Wednesday, along with all of the district's students.

NW Life | local | Recreation | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

Windsurfers Flock To Columbia Gorge To Ride Waves, Air

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015 6 a.m. | Hood River, Oregon

Wind barrels down the Columbia River Gorge throughout the summer, drawing thousands to windsurf and ride the river's waves.

Think Out Loud

Summer Fruit Ripens Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

OPB | July 17, 2015 12:45 p.m.

After a warm spring and a scorching summer heatwave, crops across the valley are coming to fruition earlier than expected.

Think Out Loud

Reading Stubborn Twig

OPB | April 9, 2009 9 a.m.

What did you learn from Stubborn Twig? Where does your life intersect with it?