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Tax plan restores road funds

Wasco County could gain about $85,000 more per month for road maintenance and repairs seven years after a transportation package approved by the Oregon Legislature is signed by Gov. Kate Brown and enacted. Arthur Smith, county public works director, doesn’t want to become too excited about having $1 million per year to relieve budget constraints until the paperwork is signed — and he learns whether citizens will refer the controversial new taxes to the ballot.

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Jail explores long-term funding streams

Some jail board members don’t want another four-county vote on a permanent tax rate to help fund the jail, and other members questioned whether housing immigration detainees was worth it given the controversy it has drawn.

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10U Stars ready for their final destination

Little League squad looks to keep streak going at state tournament

With two weeks to soak in the moment of capturing a District 5 title, The Dalles’ 10U Little League All Stars embark on another journey – the Oregon State Championships starting this Saturday at Erv Lind Field in Portland with a start time set at 6 p.m. against the District 1 winners.

Rural hospitals are struggling

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Millions of Americans got health insurance through the expansion of Medicaid programs in 31 states under the Affordable Care Act. Though efforts in Congress to overhaul the law collapsed, many remain nervous as some Republicans, including President Donald Trump, say they haven't given up on repealing the law. People who work at hundreds of rural hospitals are also watching closely.

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    For the Record for July 21, 2017

    Police, fire, and medical reports from July 21

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    Portland wants to stream TD’s weather

    Portland television station KGW would like to include The Dalles as part of its network of regional weather cameras, and the forecast suggests it may happen this year.

    Family fears play out in crime

    In 2013, Kelly Green spoke to The Chronicle under a pseudonym, describing her struggles with her schizophrenic son, Garrett Brennan. In the article, she said her then 21-year-old son was too dangerous to live with her family, which included three younger children living at home who were terrified of him. Four years after the article ran, on March 16, 2017, Brennan was arrested, accused of stabbing his grandmother, Charlene Caldwell, 71, to death when she went to his apartment in The Dalles to check on him.

    For the Record for July 19, 2017

    Police, fire, and medical reports from July 19

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    Football players take big strides at lineman camp

    TD athletes get to work with former NFL blockers in Portland

    Five players from The Dalles High School had the chance to learn the ins and outs of offensive and defensive line play from former NFL players at the three-day Trench Camp put on by Lewis and Clark College from July 14-16 in Portland.

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    12U Stars make memories in 2017 season

    District 5 champs lose at state, but take pride in their journey

    After Tuesday’s 11-1 mercy-ruled loss to La Grande at the Oregon State Championships at Pioneer Park in La Grande, the memorable season abruptly came to a close. Head coach Ken Brock is not looking at the 2017 summer campaign as a failure whatsoever.

    TD football to host its youth camp at Wahtonka High

    Event’s main focus is on fundamentals of the game

    The Dalles Youth Football Camp is opening up registration for boys and girls from the first-through-eighth grades. The camp runs from 6-8:30 p.m. starting on Aug. 17 until Aug. 17 on Sid White Field on the campus of Wahtonka High School.

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    Standouts lead 14U squad to a National crown

    Smith, Troutt and Hoylman get first-team awards; MVP for Hoylman

    Still with the bitter taste in their mouths from a runner-up finish at the ASA State Championships, the Troutdale Rainbows left nothing to chance last weekend in Newberg. The Bows amassed a perfect 8-0 record, capped by an 8-4 triumph against Seattle FC to capture first place at the 2017 NAFA Nationals 14U ‘B’ Championships, ending Sunday at the Crater Complex.

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    New chief plans future of MCMC

    Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s new president and chief executive officer, Dennis Knox, wants to see urgent care clinics established in both The Dalles and Hood River. Knox is confident that his 37 years of experience as a health care executive, and co-founder of Urgent Point, a national company, will help move those projects, and many others, forward.

    Fishermen encouraged to use ‘best practices’

    CLACKAMAS – Facing some of the lowest steelhead returns on record, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has already curtailed steelhead fishing seasons throughout the Columbia River basin by adopting rolling season closures, reduced bag limits, and a night angling closure for all species.

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    Looking Back on July 16

    Looking Back on July 16, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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    'King of the Beetles'

    Ken Hansen puts thousands of flesh-eating beetles to work cleaning hunting trophies

    The idea of beetles stripping flesh from bones sounds like the plot of a horror movie but, in the case of a Lyle business, it is how beautiful pieces of art are created.

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