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Readers Make it Right

Chenowith Elementary School Reading Buddies hunt for trash along Chenowith Loop Road on Earth Day, April 22. The Reading Buddies program pairs kindergarten and third graders for reading.

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Dawgs land final blow for Hermiston win

Hermiston breaks open 4-all tie with a three-run sixth frame in 7-4 triumph

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Federal judge to hear Oregon gay marriage case

SALEM — A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measure.

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Wahtonka seeks high school students

New community school due to open July 7

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23rd annual Cherry Festival story roundup

Links to stories related to the 2014 Cherry Festival in The Dalles.

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Editorial cartoons from April 22

Editorial cartoons from April 22, 2014.

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Editorial: Tiny fruit, big impact

For Wasco County, probably nothing divides cold, dark winter from the full bloom of spring better than the Northwest Cherry Festival.

Letter to the editor: Wolf at the door

To the editor: The local realization that The Dalles is suddenly becoming wolf habitat is humorous. Wolves have been coming since the wolves were transplanted into Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. That was the plan before the first wolf’s paws hit the ground. We should first set the record straight as to cause and effect.

Letter to the editor: Bikes should obey

To the editor: I recently was northbound on U.S. Highway 197 heading to The Dalles when, at Eightmile Road, I observed a bicycle coming from the west side. This person continued through the intersection at full speed without stopping. There was traffic coming in both directions.

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    On cows, boys and cameras

    I've been working recently on "A Rancher's Life," an ongoing series in the Chronicle, and as I listened to the bellowing cattle at a Maupin area ranch I was reminded of the very first roll of film I ever shot and developed. It was eighth grade, I was taking an ...

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    Gone mobile...

    I remember a newspaper cartoon I saw years ago, showing a "war correspondent" type photojournalist, rough and careworn, wearing a photo vest and holding out a tiny, goofy-looking cell phone. It was funny, the idea that someone with a cell phone could capture hard breaking news. I had it on ...

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    Happy hungry holidays!

    It's late November, and as food banks struggle to fill the gap created by a $5 billion monthly reduction in food stamps across the nation, the financial sector continues to swell and pulse under the stimulating hand of an $85 billion monthly handout, with stock markets reaching record highs and ...

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    Fall colors

    Leaves of a big leaf maple are brilliantly yellow along Mill Creek Road south of The Dalles, pictured here against the trunk of a ponderosa pine. Copyright Mark B. Gibson Big leaf maples are one of my favorite trees, with their, huge swooping buds in early spring, leafy umbrellas in ...

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    A new "War on Poverty"

    Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have passed a bill cutting billions of dollars in federal food assistance to the poor. As it is seems unlikely to become law, the cut is apparently meant as a policy statement: The Republican Party declares a new "War on Poverty." Specifically targeted ...

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    Larger than life

    A pair of mating crane flies hangs from a leaf above Mill Creek just south of The Dalles Insects are wonderful fun to photograph, and a summer creek is a great place to find them. I was standing on the bank when these two crane flies flew by, landing on ...

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