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Wasco County Election Information

Voters must register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to participate in the Nov. 6 general election and they can do that at the Wasco County Courthouse or online at oregonvotes.gov. Ballots will be mailed out Wednesday, Oct. 17, and those going overseas, to the military or out of state have already been issued.

October 12, 2018 4:08 p.m. read more..


Daycare workers charged

Daycare workers have been criminally charged after a baby died at the illegally-operated Mama Shell’s Daycare in Hood River, the Oregonian/OregonLive first reported Wednesday.

October 12, 2018 3:37 p.m. read more..
  

MCMC awarded

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Oregonian. That list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through the third-party survey administered last April by Energage, LLC, a provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.

October 12, 2018 3:06 p.m. read more..


A matter of death or life

Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) is starting an educational push to rally public support for changes in the law that will make it more difficult to execute condemned prisoners. Ultimately, the group will ask voters to replace the death penalty with life sentences.

October 12, 2018 2:49 p.m. read more..


Runners get moving at Youth Cross Country event

The numbers were good, and the competition was even better, as 290 boys and girls from kindergarten-through-fifth grade gathered for the 18th annual Elementary School Cross Country races on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Sorosis Park.

October 12, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..


Fire danger “moderate”; open fires prohibited

Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue has been monitoring the fire danger levels determined by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The current fire danger is listed as MODERATE and regulated use requirements are still in effect. Open fires are prohibited.

October 10, 2018 11:13 a.m. read more..

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Runners get moving at Youth Cross Country event

The numbers were good, and the competition was even better, as 290 boys and girls from kindergarten-through-fifth grade gathered for the 18th annual Elementary School Cross Country races on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Sorosis Park.

October 12, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..
 

ODF loosens fire ban

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s central Oregon district will terminate the Regulated Use Closure for district lands Oct 9 as cooler fall weather combined with precipitation over the weekend has improved conditions.

October 9, 2018 2:42 p.m. read more..


Gorge bike path opens

CASCADE LOCKS—Six miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, the paved bicycle and walking path closed for nearly 13 months by the Eagle Creek Fire, have re-opened between John B. Yeon Trailhead and Cascade Locks. The historic highway remains closed between Bridal Veil and Ainsworth, a six mile section, with no timeline yet for re-opening.

October 9, 2018 2:20 p.m. read more..

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The day I landed on Eisenhower’s desk

Editor’s note: Today, Oct. 14, marks the date of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birthday. In tribute to his memory, the author thought it appropriate to examine the inner Ike — as opposed to the public figure.

October 12, 2018 3:20 p.m. read more..
 

MCMC awarded

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Oregonian. That list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through the third-party survey administered last April by Energage, LLC, a provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.

October 12, 2018 3:06 p.m. read more..


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The day I landed on Eisenhower’s desk

Editor’s note: Today, Oct. 14, marks the date of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birthday. In tribute to his memory, the author thought it appropriate to examine the inner Ike — as opposed to the public figure.

October 12, 2018 3:20 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Chronicle off base

To the editor: Opinions belong on the Opinion page, not the front page. I am deeply disappointed in The Chronicle for using its position to inappropriately influence local politics.

October 12, 2018 1:36 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Support survivors

To the editor: I am a survivor. There was the teenage neighbor boy when I was 5, the stranger who exposed himself to me when I was 8, the nice college boy who drove me home from a party, only to wake up with his penis choking me. I never told anyone about what happened to me except for the flasher, because he kind of looked like Glen Campbell and I thought it was funny. You can be sure if that nice college boy showed up on TV about to be appointed to an important position I would tell on him like I’m telling you now.

October 12, 2018 1:35 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Jamie can be trusted

To the editor: On her one-woman whistle stop tour of District 2, Jamie McLeod-Skinner has visited Maupin at least twice that I know of. I have taken time on both occasions to listen to her speak and answer questions from residents. I’ve found her to be both accessible and a very good listener.

October 12, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..
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