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Parade Tricks

A young trick roper impresses the crowd on Third Street during the 2017 Northwest Cherry Festival Parade Saturday morning. For more photos from the Cherry Festival, visit http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/photos/galleries/2017/apr/25/cherry-festival-2017/

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Testing wits on ‘Idiotest’

This Thursday, on the Game Show Network, The Dalles native Spike Huntington-Klein will test his wits on the TV show “Idiotest.”

Wyden talks Trump, policy

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., met Friday with constituents and students in the auditorium of The Dalles High School at his 810th town hall since taking office in 1996, and his 21st in Wasco County.

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TD baseball scores a sweep of Hermiston

Wetmore’s arm, Honald’s bat moves the Hawks into second place

With a golden opportunity to vault into second place in the Columbia River Conference standings, The Dalles Riverhawks used a pitching gem by Jordan Wetmore in a 10-0 mercy-ruled win, and then Spencer Honald laid a suicide squeeze bunt to plate Tyler Westin to give the team a 4-3 victory and a two-game baseball sweep Saturday at Bob Williams Field.

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TD softball storms back for wins

Hawks drop the Bulldogs, 8-1 and 9-8 in CRC twinbill

The pitching duo of Bailey LeBreton and Sierra Watson did top work in the circle and tacked on 460-feet worth of home runs to vault The Dalles softball team to wins of 8-1 and 9-8 in a two-game sweep of Hermiston Saturday at 16th Street Ballpark.

News

    For the Record for April 25, 2017

    Police, fire, and medical reports from April 25

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    Incumbent faces challenge

    CGCC’s Pos. 7 race goes to voters

    For CGCC Board of Education Position 7, two candidates are competing: Incumbent board member Charleen R. Cobb is asking voters for another four-year term, while challenger Kevin McCabe wants voters to bring a new voice to the seven-member board.

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    Mishap sends car into office building

    The Dalles’ Northwest Cherry Festival got off to an unusually impactful start on Friday – with an incident that wasn’t part of the scheduled activities.

    Foibles of the “Willie Dee”

    The USS William D. Porter, a naval destroyer, sank on June 10, 1945, with Seaman First Class Ted LaDoux, now a longtime resident of The Dalles, aboard. All 300 sailors made it to safety, but the Willie Dee, as she was known, settled 2,400 feet to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, another victim of World War II’s famous Battle of Okinawa.

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Gorge Life

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    Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of impossibly cute 10-year-old girl. Fifth-grader Isabella Nicola wanted to play the violin, but she was born with no left hand and a severely abbreviated forearm.

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    Looking Back on April 23, 2017

    From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

    TD named as Blue Zone site

    Aiming for a “community transformation,” a health-promotion organization has selected The Dalles as its newest Blue Zones Project demonstration site.

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    Get ready, get set...

    The Davis Carnival is getting ready for Friday’s opening of the 2017 Northwest Cherry Festival, trucking in folded rides from their Tygh Valley base to the carnival site on First Street in The Dalles.

Opinion

    Guest Column: Gorge commission budget in crisis

    Once again, the Columbia River Gorge Commission is fighting for funding to do its job. After 30 years of protecting the largest and most beautiful National Scenic Area in the United States, it is no closer to having the resources required to accomplish the mission established by passage of the National Scenic Area Act of 1986.

    Letter to the Editor: Voice your concerns

    To the editor: I attended U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s town hall in The Dalles where health care was a hot topic of discussion. When Congress resumes work on the fiscal year 2017 budget, it’s important they reject the White House proposal to dramatically reduce funding for cancer research.

    Crosstalk: The case for open borders — or not

    The case for open borders — or not

    Letter to the Editor: Civic engagement

    To the editor: A recent spate of letters to the editor have come to the defense of our Second District Rep. Greg Walden by reprimanding town hall attendees for bullying, hypocrisy, divisiveness, rudeness, and intolerance toward the man who is elected to represent us in Congress. What they failed to mention was Mr. Walden's statement at every town hall welcoming the heated exchange, saying, "this is what a healthy democracy looks like."

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