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A Dog Day of Summer

AMIE DIGENNARO hides her phone behind her back while her lab Mohz splashes in with a ball as she and her daughter Lyda celebrate National Dog Day and enjoy a break from the heat at Riverfront Park in The Dalles Aug. 27.

Threat made against Hood River toll bridge

The Hood River toll bridge was shut down for a time Wednesday night after the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office dispatch received a bomb threat by phone. In a call at 10:11 p.m., the caller told the dispatcher a bomb would detonate on the bridge in 20 minutes, then disconnected. The bridge is owned by the Port of Hood River.

Two The Dalles council races to be contested

Bill Dick faces two challengers

Use caution in Labor Day driving

Law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon are joining a nationwide effort to prevent traffic crashes by targeting impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1.

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Rangers strive to capture that magical feeling

Dufur has its top assets back in the fold for 2014 season

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New coach, new name, new attitude

With Fanene at the helm, The Dalles Riverhawk volleyballers primed to take flight

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Russian columns enter Ukraine

Ukrainian president urges calm

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Editorial cartoon from Aug. 28

Editorial cartoon from Aug. 28, 2014

Editorial: High stakes on tribal recognition

Just short of his 92nd birthday, Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe Chairman and hereditary Chief Joe Scovell died earlier this month, just after U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici introduced federal legislation to recognize the tribe.

Letter to the editor: Caring ‘family’

To the editor: How do we begin to thank the wonderful friends who became family to our dear Father, John Vaday, at the Oregon Veterans Home for the last 5 years. He came to them from Florida in 2008, in very bad health, and in need of much special care. He was on a path of deep dementia, from which we thought he would never recover, and leave us within a few short months.

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    Warm Springs pupils get new school building

    WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — New, beautiful schools tend to look a lot alike. There's the entrance with lots of windows, which invite not only light but also help enhance security. Classrooms are centered on open areas, where students can collaborate and move around, while Smart Boards and projectors have replaced chalk and dusty erasers.

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    Officer shoots woman at Oregon gas station

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman was shot by police Thursday after pointing a replica handgun at them following a car chase, authorities said.

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    Oregon spotted frog to be protected as threatened

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Twenty-three years after it was first proposed for protection by the Endangered Species Act, the Oregon spotted frog is being listed as a threatened species.

    Environmental groups seek wolf rules

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday asked Gov. Jay Inslee to push for the creation of strict rules limiting when wolves can be killed in response to livestock depredations.

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    Arts and entertainment calendar from Aug. 28

    Entertainment calendar from Aug. 28, 2014.

    Waucoma hosts author Jane Kirkpatrick Sept. 5

    Waucoma Bookstore host author Jane Kirkpatrick for an author reception and book signing, Friday, Sept. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 212 Oak St., Hood River.

    AstroGraph for August 28, 2014

    Be true to your beliefs, even if someone tries to persuade you to take a different route. You are capable of mastering any task you set your mind to. Follow through with plans that will further what’s most important to you. You will gain fulfillment from your accomplishments.

    Everyday Cheapskate: I’m sharing some favorite letters from my readers

    Dear Mary: I wanted to tell you the secret of sticking to a budget on our family vacation — something we’ve had a hard time achieving in the past. This year, we let our teenage daughter plan the vacation. Seems too simple. We told her the amount we had to spend beyond the cost of overnight accommodations. We told her she could spend the money any way she wanted. We could eat out every night or cook dinner in our kitchenette. She could spend it all on the boardwalk. My spendthrift daughter became Ms. Frugality. She wanted to parasail. So she had us eat every single meal in the room and spent less than $20 at the Boardwalk. We parasailed and had the best time ever. We came home with cash in our pockets. Best of all, we are enjoying the priceless accomplishment of teaching our child the value of money. — Madeline Dear Madeline: Wow, way to go! What a great idea, and I am so proud of your sweet daughter for accepting the challenge of such a big task. I’m going to predict that this event will stay with her for a lifetime and will begin to shape her money life. Never again will she think you have unlimited sources of money. She’s experienced how making good choices with a limited amount of money can result in positive outcomes. You gave her the opportunity to make her own independent financial decisions, and she scored. Please give her my heartfelt congratulations and a big frugal high five!

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    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 ...