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Puddles in July

A pedestrian, his umbrella rolled up but ready, walks in front of the Civic Auditorium on Fourth Street in The Dalles.

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15U All-Stars are on a mission

Babe Ruth baseball team ready to take on all challengers at state event in Ontario

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New lightning fires arise

Not clear how many new starts may grow into large fires.

Mounsey arraigned on Measure 11 charges

Esten Alton Mounsey, 39, of The Dalles will be represented in a rape and sexual assault case by Amy Lammers of the gorge firm Morris, Smith, Starns and Sullivan.

Unwelcome guest lingers in Grass Valley area

Cougar has been ‘hanging out’ since July 16 sighting

Pool work gets under way

Despite delay, deadline is still set at July 2015

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Editorial cartoons from July 24

Editorial cartoons from July 24, 2014.

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Editorial: Feds effectively limit timber industry

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s annual report on timber production shows the need to increase logging on federal lands.

Letter to the editor: A big waste

To the editor: In response to the “Where’s the Pride?” letter to the editor printed Tuesday, July 22, I would like to point out that keeping lawns lush and green throughout the summer season requires massive amounts of water — especially when it is as hot and dry outside as it has been. It is completely understandable that many folks are choosing to conserve water rather than to boast lush lawns nowadays, both for the sake of their pocketbooks and the environment.

News

    Columbia Arts celebrates the wild river gorge

    Columbia Center for the Arts goes wild in August. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, “Art in the Wild” hits the Columbia River Gorge for the month of August and covers all things wild.

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    Arts and entertainment, July 24

    Arts and entertainment calendar from July 24, 2014.

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    Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon system

    PORTLAND — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has strained the capacity of the revamped network that was endorsed as a potential national model, locking out some patients, forcing others to wait months for medical appointments and prompting a spike in emergency room visits, which state officials had been actively seeking to avoid.

    For the record, July 24

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from july 24, 2014.

Sports

Gorge Life

    Columbia Arts celebrates the wild river gorge

    Columbia Center for the Arts goes wild in August. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, “Art in the Wild” hits the Columbia River Gorge for the month of August and covers all things wild.

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    Arts and entertainment, July 24

    Arts and entertainment calendar from July 24, 2014.

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    Feeding time

    KALI SANDOZ, 8, of The Dalles entered this photo described as Elizabeth and Judah bottle-feeding a baby goat in The Dalles Chronicle’s Summer Youth Photo Contest.

    AstroGraph for July 24, 2014

    You have what it takes to move forward positively, but you are inclined to let self-doubt and insecurity stand between you and victory. Trust your intuition to help you discover trends that will help attract interest and attention to your ideas.

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Latest blogs

    Eye on the storm

    On bikes, boys and cameras

    My first camera was a simple, manual camera with a normal view, 55mm lens. It was cheap. I used it to photograph anything and everything. For a time I stuck with black and white film, and felt myself an artist. This bicycle is a good example of my work from ...

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    Corporate Ladders

    By the time I finished playing with this photograph, it bore such little resemblance to reality I decided to name it "Corporate Ladders" after that mythical instrument by which one is said to, by virtue of great effort and talent, improve one's career. Photo copyright Mark B. Gibson

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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 ...