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The Pioneering Life

History comes alive at the Barlow Road Living History Camp

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Birds die after powder spill

The Dalles Transfer Station was evacuated and city public works staff kept on lockdown when a powder spill at the transfer station apparently killed some birds Thursday, Sept. 18.

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Tough net battle at Kurtz

The Dalles volleyball competes hard, but loses in three to No. 17-ranked Hermiston

Youths charged in historic TD home fire

Two boys, ages 12 and 14, are slated to enter pleas Oct. 7 to charges of first-degree arson in a June fire that destroyed a partially burned historic home on West Fourth Street in The Dalles.

‘Not my pants’ excuse doesn’t work with DA

DA tired of familiar drug holder excuse

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Health fair offers distracted driving test

Event offers flu shots, information about preventing cancer with nutrition, exercise

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Editorial cartoons from Sept. 19

Editorial cartoons from Sept. 19, 2014

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Editorial: Cover Oregon should disband

It is a failure. Its name should be permanently retired, to rest among the annals of worst-executed state projects. Its remaining work should be transferred to the Oregon Health Authority or other state agencies, providing a fresh start.

Letter to the editor: Wake up 1 percent

To the editor: Twenty years after the king and queen of France had their heads separated from their bodies, taxes were back at the same exorbitant rate and the workers dutifully paid.

Letter to the editor: Wake up 1 percent

To the editor: Twenty years after the king and queen of France had their heads separated from their bodies, taxes were back at the same exorbitant rate and the workers dutifully paid.

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    On bikes, boys and cameras

    My first camera was a simple, manual camera with a normal view, 55mm lens. It was cheap. I used it to photograph anything and everything. For a time I stuck with black and white film, and felt myself an artist. This bicycle is a good example of my work from ...

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    Corporate Ladders

    By the time I finished playing with this photograph, it bore such little resemblance to reality I decided to name it "Corporate Ladders" after that mythical instrument by which one is said to, by virtue of great effort and talent, improve one's career. Photo copyright Mark B. Gibson

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    On cows, boys and cameras

    I've been working recently on "A Rancher's Life," an ongoing series in the Chronicle, and as I listened to the bellowing cattle at a Maupin area ranch I was reminded of the very first roll of film I ever shot and developed. It was eighth grade, I was taking an ...

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    Gone mobile...

    I remember a newspaper cartoon I saw years ago, showing a "war correspondent" type photojournalist, rough and careworn, wearing a photo vest and holding out a tiny, goofy-looking cell phone. It was funny, the idea that someone with a cell phone could capture hard breaking news. I had it on ...

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    Happy hungry holidays!

    It's late November, and as food banks struggle to fill the gap created by a $5 billion monthly reduction in food stamps across the nation, the financial sector continues to swell and pulse under the stimulating hand of an $85 billion monthly handout, with stock markets reaching record highs and ...

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    Fall colors

    Leaves of a big leaf maple are brilliantly yellow along Mill Creek Road south of The Dalles, pictured here against the trunk of a ponderosa pine. Copyright Mark B. Gibson Big leaf maples are one of my favorite trees, with their, huge swooping buds in early spring, leafy umbrellas in ...