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CGCC, Toda part ways

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of directors and president Dr. Frank Toda signed a “mutually acceptable separation agreement” effective Sept. 29 in a special board session Tuesday evening at The Dalles campus.

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Eclipse safety plans upgraded

The number of people expected to descend on Central Oregon for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse has more than tripled from earlier estimates, and Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill has upgraded public safety plans accordingly. Instead of the projected 75,000 people traveling to Jefferson County to be close to Madras, which lies squarely in the Path of Totality, there are likely to be 250,000.

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Wheatland takes root in TD

Insurance firm expands into agricultural community

The managers of Pendleton-based Wheatland Insurance Center long ago realized that setting up a branch office in The Dalles made good sense, because Wheatland focuses on providing farm and crop insurance for rural, agricultural communities. And the expanding company made its move early this year.

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Telles captures TDCC golf championship

Veteran golfer keeps Paul Titus at bay with a two-day score of 158

For 36 holes covering two days in The Dalles, Dan Telles and Paul Titus battled back and forth for bragging rights. Telles rode a first-day, two-stroke lead to top honors at The Dalles Classic Club Championship ending Sunday at The Dalles Country Club.

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Oregon governor expands abortion, reproductive coverage

SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill expanding coverage on abortions and other reproductive services to thousands of Oregonians, regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity. Proponents called it America's most progressive reproductive health policy.

News

    Inmate captured

    Portland police captured one of two prisoners who escaped from a fire camp in Goldendale early Wednesday morning without incident. According to reports, Tyray Munter, 30, was taken into custody about 5:52 a.m. on Aug. 16 at a 7-11 at the corner of Southeast 82nd Street and Powell Blvd.

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    New A.D. knows value of sports

    Matt Morgan is ready to get to work. Morgan, the new athletic director/vice principal at The Dalles High School, was hired July 26 and is already serving in his new role.

    For the Record for August 15, 2017

    Police, fire, and medical reports from August 15

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    Rain slows fire progress

    WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — A fire burning in central Oregon has spread but fire officials say light rain and cooler temperatures have helped slow the fire's progress.

Sports

    Four individuals get Hall of Honor nod

    2001 Sherman girls’ hoops team also picks up recognition

    MORO – The Sherman County School District plans to celebrate the induction of four individuals and one team into the Sherman County School District Hall of Honor during a halftime ceremony at the Sept. 22 home football game against Ione.

    Youth pheasant hunts coming to Tygh Valley

    Young hunters, ages 17 and under, are invited to sign up now for the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state in September.

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    New A.D. knows value of sports

    Matt Morgan is ready to get to work. Morgan, the new athletic director/vice principal at The Dalles High School, was hired July 26 and is already serving in his new role.

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    All Stars at game in Portland

    The 12U All Stars commemorated the end of the 2017 baseball season last week with a nice treat: They got to attend a collegiate baseball game in Portland.

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Opinion

    Letter to the Editor: Republicans to blame

    To the editor: I just finished reading your latest editorial “Crosstalk” rant against liberals and how they are responsible for the failure of Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare. (“Truth Lies Behind Narrative”, August 8, 2017). After eight years of promising to repeal it, Republicans were unable to get anything passed. They themselves own that failure.

    Letter to the Editor: Facts behind NORCOR

    To the editor: In response to the “concerned citizens” letter regarding immigration and NORCOR (Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities), I would like to clarify a few of the concerns that are being raised by this group.

    Letter to the Editor: Good prescription

    To the editor: This week (August 13-19) is National Health Center Week, and we are proud to be part of the Gorge’s own community health center, One Community Health.

    Crosstalk: Trans military: Good or bad?

    Trans military: Good or bad?

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