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Lead stories

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Pool work begins Oct. 28

Parks District will seek loan to cover $150,000 budget deficit

Mosier restores fire chief

Appleton has not yet said if he will stay on

Assessment shows gorge work underfunded

Commission historically short-staffed, report says

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Riverhawks soar into playoffs

Boy’s soccer team shuts out Pendleton 5-0 to punch a state play-in berth

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Rapoza plans move forward

Study shows positive market outlook

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Back where they belong

Riverhawk volleyball team sweeps Hood River Valley to earn state play-in berth

Editorial: M88 fixes system, M90 opens doors

The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board is evenly split between political viewpoints and also includes Marilyn Roth, publisher. Following is a breakdown of our vote on two statewide measures that will be decided by Oregon voters Nov. 4. The remainder of the ballot issues, as well are our endorsement of state and federal candidates, will be addressed later this week.

Commentary: Creating a conflict that does not exist

In its Oct. 20 editorial, The Dalles Chronicle stated it could not overcome a concern that electing Bridget Bailey would muddy “the waters between the judicial and legislative branch” because we are married. This is unfounded. I work for neither the legislative nor judicial branch. The Chronicle knows this already: they have done extensive reporting and editorializing on my interactions with the judicial branch of government, and I do not work in the legislature. I am independent of both the legislative and judicial branches, and independent of Wasco County Commissioners. I would have been happy to remind anyone at the Chronicle of this, but no one called me.


    For the record, Oct. 23

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 23.

    Letter to the editor: Runyon, Elliott, Brown

    To the editor: Keep Rod Runyon! I have worked with him many years for baseball and when he says he’ll do something, he does.

    Letter to the editor: Runyon not a leader

    To the editor: I have served on the Wasco County Budget Committee for the last six years and would like to share my observations about Commissioner Rod Runyon. His primary concern after he got elected was to find new office space for him, initial estimates for remodeling were over $200,000. I reminded him in two different commission meetings that commissioner’s office remodel was not on any capital improvement list, not a priority, no money in the budget and frivolous.

    Letter to the editor: Ostrye supports youth

    To the editor: We encourage you to vote for Judge Karen Ostrye this November. She was appointed by the governor in June of this year and will run to retain her position in the upcoming general election.


Gorge Life

    Mt. Hood Film festival returns Nov. 7, HR

    HOOD RIVER — Columbia Center for the Arts will present the third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River Nov. 7-9. Venues for the Film Festival include two theaters at Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Hotel downstairs and Andrew’s Skylight Theater. The festival will feature a segment of 3D films –the only film festival in the PNW featuring 3D. In addition to showcasing national and worldwide films, the festival features local and NW filmmakers and is supported almost entirely by community volunteers and local businesses.

    Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 23

    Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 23

    Ask Dr. K: Home blood pressure monitor gives control

    DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor told me to check my blood pressure at home, but he didn’t give me many details. Could you provide some guidance? DEAR READER: Keeping your blood pressure in check is vital to maintaining heart health and preventing stroke. But the way most of us monitor our pressure — by trekking to the doctor’s office for occasional blood pressure checks — is far from ideal.

    What's happening from Oct. 23

    Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 23, 2014.



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